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Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(9), 146; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7090146

“I Know I Am, But What Are You?”: Public Perceptions of Unions, Members and Joining Intentions

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School of Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, Middletown, PA 17057, USA
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School of Business, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
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Received: 23 July 2018 / Revised: 17 August 2018 / Accepted: 28 August 2018 / Published: 31 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Labor Unions and the Changing Employment Relationships)
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Abstract

Respondent’s perceptions of demographic, social and behavioral characteristics of union members were analyzed in comparison to the statistical data regarding union members. Respondents also provided perceptions regarding unions themselves as well as future joining intentions. Overall, respondents accurately identified some characteristics of union members and were incorrect on others. General union image was poor as well as future joining intentions. The results of this analysis suggest that union density declines in the private sector will continue. View Full-Text
Keywords: social identity; social categorization; union joining intentions social identity; social categorization; union joining intentions
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Gibney, R.; Masters, M.; Aybat, O.; Amlie, T. “I Know I Am, But What Are You?”: Public Perceptions of Unions, Members and Joining Intentions. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 146.

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