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Domenico Buccella
''Unions' bargaining coordination in multi-unit firms''
( 2013, Vol. 33 No.1 )
This paper investigates the patterns of bargaining in a multi-unit firm in the presence of labor unions coordination activities. It derives the bargaining regimes arising as sub-game perfect equilibria, considering both simultaneous and sequential games where parties choose whether to coordinate wage negotiations. It shows that unions' coordination costs may attenuate the conflict of interests between bargaining parties as regards the centralization level at which negotiations should take place.
Keywords: bargaining, multi-unit firm, labor unions.
J5 - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining: General
Manuscript Received : Sep 25 2012 Manuscript Accepted : Jan 25 2013

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