Monopoly Bargaining No Bargain for Students!
Teacher union officials are always claiming their actions are “for the kids”. Now here is something that is truly “for the kids”. Andrew Lovenheim and Alexander Willen, both of Cornell University, dispel the myth that collective bargaining is good for students.
This paper presents the first analysis of the effect of teacher collective bargaining on long-run labor market and educational attainment outcomes. Our analysis exploits the different timing across states in the passage of duty-to-bargain laws in a difference-in-difference framework to identify how exposure to teacher collective bargaining affects the long-run outcomes of students.