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Losing control? Unions' Representativeness, "Pirate" Collective Agreements and Wages

Claudio Lucifora () and Daria Vigani ()

No def087, DISCE - Working Papers del Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dipartimenti e Istituti di Scienze Economiche (DISCE)

Abstract: This paper documents the evolution of sector-level collective agreements in Italy and estimates the wage effects of the diffusion of non-representative agreements, often signed by unknown organisations - i.e. "pirate" agreements. Using employer-employee data from Social Security Archives, we nd evidence of a signicant dumping effect on wages associated with different types of non-representative agreements (-15% with respect to regular collective agreements). We show that half of the wage differential associated with "pirate" agreements is due to selection effects. Also, heterogeneous effects are found across rm size and industry aliation. Finally, we show that rms with non-representative agreements are also less likely to comply with negotiate.

Keywords: collective bargaining; collective agreements; representativeness; wage dierentials. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J31 J41 J52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27
Date: 2020-03
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