Labour Studies Index

The Role of Unions in Inflation: A Survey Article

Document type Article
Author Williams, C. G.
Journal Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations
Volume 37
Date 1982
ISSN 0034-379X
Pages 498-527


Wide divergence ofviews exists on the power of unions to influence the gĂȘnerai wage level. This paper contrasts selected views. A modified Trevithick/Mulvey classification of union reaction to escess demand for labour is used to classify writers. A second part examines questions of union power and militancy.