Abstract

The use of striker replacements is one of the most controversial and emotional issues facing those involved with the industrial relations system. However, a paucity of research has been done on the actual use of replacement workers and how that affects industrial relations outcomes, such as strike activity. Initial research suggests that the use of replacements is associated with longer strikes, supporting the contention that the use of replacements should be prohibited. Using four case studies, we explore some of the dynamics of strikes that utilize replacements versus those that do not. The results suggest that, in addition to economic factors, social and psychological variables may be intricately linked to the relationship between the use of replacements and strike activity.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-9758
Print ISSN
0160-449X
Pages
pp. 61-85
Launched on MUSE
2005-07-13
Open Access
No
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