Employee perceptions of the effects of a two-tier wage structure

Abstract

This exploratory study examines three research questions related to employees’ perceptions concerning the effects and purposes of a permanent two-tier wage structure in their employment setting. Although much of the popular literature on employee dissatisfaction with tiers has focused on low-wage tier employees, the results of this study indicate overall dissatisfaction with the effects of tiers amongboth high- and low-wage tier employees.

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Financial support for this study was provided by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and the Master of Arts in Industrial Relations Program at Wayne State University.

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Heetderks, T.D., Martin, J.E. Employee perceptions of the effects of a two-tier wage structure. Journal of Labor Research 12, 279–295 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02685464

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Keywords

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Wage Structure
  • Monthly Labor Review
  • Employment Setting
  • Industrial Relation Research Association