Collective Bargaining: The Unionization and Decentralization of Illinois Counties. Wilson, Thomas D. and Elder, Ann H

The authors of Collective Bargaining: The Unionization and Decentralization of Illinois Counties, attempt to assess the impact that the state's 1983 statute, forcing local governments to recognize public employee unions, has had on county executives' managerial control and its effect on the flexability of their decision making process. One of the conclusions that they reached was that, although Illinois counties exhibited varying degrees of vulnerablility to unionization, those encompassing metropolitan areas or under Democratic control were the most susceptible to union organizers.