Trade unions: labour market manipulators?

Ken Heather, Rob Thomas

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    To some people, trade unions are crucial protectors of the weak. To others, they force up wage rates to unrealistic levels and contribute to unemployment. What role do trade unions have in a modern economy? How successful are they in raising the real wages of their members? To what extent do they manipulate labour markets? In this chapter, we review - Indifference curves - Cartels We introduce - Demand for labour - Wage rate determination
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEconomics: theory in action
    EditorsK. Heather
    Place of PublicationHarlow, Essex
    PublisherPrentice Hall
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Print)9780273679844
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2003


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