Voice Effects of Public Sector Unions on Turnover

Yujin Choi, Il Hwan Chung

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Abstract

Based on Hirschman's exit and voice model, this article examines the impact of voice mechanisms on turnover using the case of teacher unions in New York State. In addition, we intend to identify heterogeneous effects of voice mechanisms on turnover depending on observable teacher characteristics. Our findings reveal that school districts with stronger grievance procedures are associated with low turnover at the individual level. These results shed light on public sector union literature as well as the studies on the relationship between turnover and performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-233
Number of pages21
JournalPublic Personnel Management
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2016

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Keywords

  • grievance procedures
  • public sector unions
  • teacher contracts
  • turnover
  • voice effects

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