Labor Union Data

These files contain data on public sector labor unions in 2011 (union density and coverage, membership, etc.), employment characteristics (unemployment rates, teachers’ average salaries, etc.) and state-level political contexts (party in power in each legislative branch, governor’s party, etc.). This data was used in QCA in Chapter 5 of my dissertation, as well as related publications. Data was collected from a variety of sources, including UnionStats, OpenStates, Ballotpedia, and individual state-level governmental and union websites.

QCA data file

State data file

Some data from interviews and archival research may be available in anonymized or aggregate form. Please contact me if you are interested in this data.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1303680. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.