Recent research and publications on collective bargaining
According to the Economic Policy Institute declining unionization accounted for about a third of the increase in inequality in the US in the 1980s and 1990s (5th June 2012).
High Pay Centre: The New Closed Shop: Who’s Deciding on Pay? Looks at the composition of FTSE100 remuneration committees, finding, amongst other things, that 46% are current or former lead executives (2nd April).
TUC: Worker Representation on Remuneration Committees – why do we need it and how would it work in practice? Puts forward the business case for increased worker representation, and shows how high wage ratios harm company performance. (January 2012)
Smith Institute: From the poor law to welfare to work, what have we learned from a century of anti-poverty policies? Argues that increasing the bargaining power of today’s workforce is essential to reducing poverty. (January 2012)