Statistics suggest that the traditional view of union wage determination as a textbook monopolistic practice is misleading. Since the mid-1950s, the union wage advantage over the nonunion sector has widened despite a fall in the proportion of workers organized. Union wage determination has been less sensitive than nonunion to business-cycle pressures. The widening wage differential may explain the recent growth in management resistance to organization.
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