Getting It Right

Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications from Research on Public-Sector Unionism and Collective Bargaining

In response to public-sector collective-bargaining conflict in Wisconsin and other states, Employment Policy Researcher Network researchers wrote a white paper, "Getting it Right: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications from Research on Public-Sector Unionism and Collective Bargaining." The lead writer was UCLA Anderson School of Management Professor David Lewin, who brought long experience in landmark public-sector collective-bargaining agreements. MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Thomas Kochan was the other main writer. Also contributing to the writing and editing were University of Illinois' Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, New School for Social Research's Teresa Ghilarducci, Cornell's Harry Katz, Rutgers' Jeffrey Keefe, UCLA's Daniel J.B. Mitchell, University of Illinois' Craig Olson, Rutgers' Saul Rubinstein and University of Massachusetts, Boston's Christian Weller. Other EPRN researchers read, edited and made valuable suggestions. They are credited on the title page of the paper.