|Title||Deauthorization and Decertification Elections: An Analysis and Comparison of Trends|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||Scott, C. J., and Arnold, E. W.|
|Pagination||6 - 20|
|Date Published||Winter 2003-2004|
|Keywords||deauthorization, deauthorization elections, decertification, decertification elections, labor-management relations, Taft-Hartley Act|
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.