Deauthorization and Decertification Elections: An Analysis and Comparison of Trends

TitleDeauthorization and Decertification Elections: An Analysis and Comparison of Trends
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsScott, C. J., and Arnold, E. W.
JournalWorkingUSA
VolumeWinter
Pagination6 - 20
Date PublishedWinter 2003-2004
Keywordsdeauthorization, deauthorization elections, decertification, decertification elections, labor-management relations, Taft-Hartley Act
Abstract

An examination of the 48-year period of 1959 to 1998 reveals that labor unions won 42.2 percent of the deauthorization elections in the U.S. and only 28 percent of the decertification elections. Provisions for these elections are provided by the Taft-Hartley Act, Section 9(e) (1) and are seldom discussed in the literature of labor-management relations.