Employee-level outcomes of union-employer cooperation: Who benefits from workplace partnerships

Danat Valizade, Chidiebere Ogbonnaya

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We examine the extent to which union-management partnership is associated with mutual gains for employers, employees and trade unions using a multi-level analysis of nested employer-employee data from the 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Study. The paper makes a contribution to our understanding of cooperative union-management relations through its examination of a potential role of employment relations climate as an enabling mechanism; and its systematic exploration of benefits associated with the three main stakeholders to the cooperative union-management framework (employees, employers and trade unions). The findings suggest mutual gains for all stakeholders are varied; and for trade unions are contingent on the presence of a positive employment relations climate.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2014
EventBritish Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) Conference - University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jun 201427 Jun 2014


ConferenceBritish Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Union-management partnership
  • employee-level outcomes
  • employment relations climate

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