Title

Collective Bargaining and Community College Faculty: What Is the Wage Impact?

Document Type

Article

Department or Administrative Unit

Economics

Publication Date

3-2012

Abstract

Studies that measure the impacts of collective bargaining on the salary of faculty in two-year colleges are limited. Most studies of faculty unions have used data that combine faculty in both two-year and four-year institutions. Recent work has demonstrated that past estimates of the impacts of unions on full-time faculty salaries in higher education suffer from multiple data, methodological, and statistical problems. This paper addresses these deficiencies, and the results support the claim that collective bargaining increases faculty salaries in two-year institutions, though by less than previously documented.

Journal

Journal of Labor Research