This article uses collective bargaining agreement wage data spanning 1964-92 to analyse the effect of international unions on wage determination in Canadian manufacturing. Real wage levels for international unions relative to domestic unions are estimated to decline from approximately 4 per cent higher in the 1960s to 4 per cent lower in the 1990s. International unions are also found to be more responsive to US economic conditions. Finally, affiliation with different union federations is a significant determinant of real wage outcomes with AFL-CIO affiliated unions having lower real wages, on average.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||British Journal of Industrial Relations|
|State||Published - Mar 1998|