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An Analysis of Annual Turnover Rates for Canadian Union Presidents

Document type Article
Author Rose, Joseph B.
Author Chaison, Gary N.
Journal Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations
Volume 32
Date 1977
ISSN 0034-379X, 1703-8138
Pages 547-564


This paper re-examines the common views that presidential turnover occurs infrequently, is often the result of political forces and provides an adequate measure of union democracy. Moreover, the authors try to determine to what extent environmental factors influence annual presidential turnover rates among Canadian national unions.