From the time of consolidation of the AFL and CIO in 1956 until 1979 there were 57 other mergers involving 117 national unions and employee associations. This research examined five cases of union mergers to draw some generalized conclusions. While the merger that produced the United Transportation Union is discussed in the light of technological innovation in the railroad industry and competition from other modes, it is not one of the major studies. Although there are certain economies of scale and enhanced bargaining power in larger unions produced by mergers, the importance of such organizations may be determined primarily by the structure of the industries with which they are involved.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Praeger Special Studies

    383 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Chitayat, G
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 225 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM