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The Virginia Governmental Employees Association: From Association to Union Behavior?
Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting Industrial Relations Research Association (1992)
  • Robert C. Hoell, Georgia Southern University
  • Jerald F. Robinson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Abstract
The Virginia Governmental Employees Association (VGEA) is an employee representation group that presents the needs of state workers to the state through traditional lobbying techniques. It has been in existence for 31 years and has never unionized or affiliated itself with a union. The study investigates factors in the three environments within which the VGEA operates that act to prevent unionization from occurring. The first is the external environment, regulated by legal and social issues. The second is the internal environment, controlled by the policies of the association. The third environment is governed by the membership and their needs, desires and perceptions. Through literature reviews, personal interviews and a survey tool, factors in each area are substantiated. 
Keywords
  • Virginia Governmental Employees Association,
  • VGEA,
  • Union behavior,
  • Lobbying techniques,
  • Unionization
Disciplines
Publication Date
January 3, 1992
Location
New Orleans, LA
Citation Information
Robert C. Hoell and Jerald F. Robinson. "The Virginia Governmental Employees Association: From Association to Union Behavior?" Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting Industrial Relations Research Association (1992)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_c_hoell/39/