University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0065
Survey Title Survey of the Range of Union Members, 1993
Depositor Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards
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Summary This questionnaire survey and a set of accompanying interviews were conducted in order to understand what kind of employees have or have not become unionists and what factors account for the prevailing composition of the two groups of employees as well as changes in that composition. In particular, emphasis was placed on the problem of management strata which has drawn public attention in the midst of intensified employment anxieties.
Universe Unit associations of JTUC-affiliated labor unions
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size A sample of 600, of which 381 (63.5%) returned valid responses.
Time Period November--December, 1993
Spatial Unit
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection We first distributed predetermined numbers of questionnaires to 22 JTUC-affiliated industrial unions, and these unions subsequently selected enterprise organizations to allocate the questionnaires. Finally the respondents were requested to mail the self-administered questionnaires directly back to JTUC-RIALS.
Investigator JTUC Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Employment Promotion Project Corporation and JTUC-RIALS (March 1994) Rodo kumiai ni okeru kumiai-in no hani ni tsuiteno chosa kenkyu hokokusho (Report of Research Study on Unionist and Non-unionist Boundaries).
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Basic items: industry; number of regular employees and number of unionists; whether some employees have been sent to subsidiaries and other affiliated companies; share of employees on loan in the total regular work force; share of unionists on loan in the total union membership; whether some employees have been sent to Respondent's company; whether some employees work overseas; composition of work force by title.
Questionnaire items
(1) Union boundaries: qualifications for membership; criteria for drawing boundaries; organization ratio; people excluded from membership due to nature of duty; ratio of organization by form of employment; employees eligible for over-time pay.
(2) Employees on loan and union membership: where they work; membership of unionists who work on loan; membership of unionists who became managers at receiving companies; dues for unionists who were sent as managers.
(3) Union membership of employees working overseas: membership of unionists overseas; dues for unionists overseas.
(4) Direction and targets of organization: whether labor and management have revisioned sphere of union membership in the past decade; occasion which led to revision; organizing policy.
Date of Release 2000/02/08
Version Registered on February 8, 2000.
Topics Employment/Labor
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