Dropping the Ax: Illegal Firings During Union Election Campaigns, 1951-2007

Source: John Schmitt and Ben Zipperer, Center for Economic and Policy Research, March 2009

From the summary:
This report updates an earlier report from January of 2007, which found a steep rise in illegal firings of pro-union workers in the 2000s relative to the last half of the 1990s. It updates the index of the probability that a pro-union worker will be fired in the course of a union election campaign, using published data from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). It also takes into consideration the increase in card-check organizing campaigns that began in the mid-1990s and adjusts the index for this factor.

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