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ERIC Number: ED012965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 6
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Reference Count: 0
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COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE--THE ROAD AHEAD.
WARNER, KENNETH O.
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IS BEING USED INCREASINGLY TO RESOLVE PROBLEMS OF PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT. THIS DEVELOPMENT, ESPECIALLY IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION, IS MARKED AT BOTH STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS BY COMPETITION BETWEEN UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS FOR DOMINANCE IN THE BARGAINING PROCESS ON BEHALF OF TEACHERS. THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (NEA) IS APPROACHING THE POLICY ATTITUDE OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS (AFT) SUPPORTING STRIKES WHEN ITS AFFILIATES HAVE FAILED TO GAIN A SETTLEMENT AFTER GOOD FAITH BARGAINING. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SHOULD BE CLARIFIED. SPECIAL ISSUES REQUIRING CONSIDERATION INCLUDE THE ROLE OF MANAGEMENT, THE DEVELOPMENT OF MANAGEMENT EXPERTS WITHIN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS, THE DETERMINATION OF THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH LEADERS OF EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS WIELD THEIR POWER, AND THE FORMULATION OF ETHICAL POLITICAL PRACTICES FOR ATTAINING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING GOALS. RECOGNIZING THE RAPIDLY DEVELOPING NATURE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES, PUBLIC OFFICIALS MUST LEARN THE RELEVANT LANGUAGE AND GAIN FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR. SUGGESTIONS ARE GIVEN FOR THE FORMULATION OF AN OBJECTIVE ATTITUDE BY PUBLIC MANAGEMENT (INCLUDING EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION) TOWARD ITS ROLE IN THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS, PUBLIC EMPLOYEE STRIKES, AND COMPULSORY ARBITRATION. THIS ADDRESS WAS PRESENTED AT THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ASSEMBLY CO-SPONSORED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON AND THE AMERICAN ASSEMBLY OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, JULY 20-23, 1967) AND APPEARS IN "CHALLENGES TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING," A REPORT OF THAT ASSEMBLY. (JK)
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Identifiers: Oregon (Eugene)