Unions as facilitators of employment rights: An analysis of individuals'awareness of parental leave in the national longitudinal survey of youth

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Abstract

This study considers the role of unions and individual characteristics as facilitators of knowledge among employees concerning labor rights. Labor policy by itself is often meaningless without mechanisms that allow implementation of such policy. Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY), individuals that are entitled to parental leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act but are ignorant of their right were identified. Using longitudinal data from 1992 to 2002, we find that union members' knowledge regarding their rights is better than that of nonunion members. Other individual and work characteristics are also associated with knowledge regarding parental leave rights.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-658
Number of pages8
JournalIndustrial Relations
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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