ERIC Number: ED025026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
The Economic Results of Teacher Bargaining: Michigan's First Two Years. Number 6, The Research Papers in Industrial Relations and Human Resources.
Rehmus, Charles M.; Wilner, Evan
A sample of Michigan cities is the basis for an evaluation of the economic benefits of collective bargaining to teachers and the economic impact of bargaining upon the school districts that employ and negotiate with them. The study's conclusions include: (1) Bargaining produced pay increases averaging 10 to 20 percent higher than teachers would otherwise have received, (2) the average annual increase in salaries for inexperienced teachers was three times as large after bargaining as it was before, (3) collective bargaining tended to make salary rates uniform among the school districts studied, (4) teachers have not yet received significant concessions in the bargaining issue of class size, (5) increases in teacher salaries resulting from bargaining have substantially increased the size of operating budgets per pupil, but not at the expense of other budget elements, and (6) bargaining-induced increases in teacher compensation were paid for largely by minor economies and from new revenues. (TT)
Descriptors: Class Size, Collective Bargaining, Economic Research, Equalization Aid, Expenditure per Student, Fringe Benefits, Labor Legislation, Operating Expenses, Salary Wage Differentials, School Districts, School Taxes, State Legislation, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Strikes
Publications Office, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, P.O. Box 1567, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 ($1.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Inst. of Labor and Industrial Relations.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Identifiers: Michigan; Michigan Education Association; Michigan Federation of Teachers