ERIC Number: ED163579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Collective Bargaining and Teacher Strikes. The Expanding Role of Parents and Citizens.
This handbook proposes ways that parents and citizens can contribute to negotiations during collective bargaining and teacher strikes. The first step is to organize citizens and parents. The next is to learn about the collective bargaining process and gather information about bargaining in the district. A concerned group must also analyze past district contracts, determine present contract costs, evaluate the grievance procedure, report findings, and petition for public involvement in negotiations. After negotiations begin, other methods of involvement present themselves. Parents and citizens should analyze each party's contract demands. Some attempt should be made to obtain open negotiations or an opportunity to observe. Then parent and citizen groups should publicize their own position on the issues. Throughout, they should press for information and foster a climate of understanding. After negotiations, involvement is not over. The new contract should be examined, challenged if necessary, and continually monitored. During strikes, parents and citizens can make an important contribution. They should keep the public informed of contract issues in dispute, keep parents informed about school services, and provide out-of-school activities for children. A lengthy bibliography contains historical background, a teacher's contract, state collective bargaining statutes, and other materials. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Citizen Participation, Collective Bargaining, Contracts, Elementary Secondary Education, Grievance Procedures, Labor Demands, Labor Legislation, Negotiation Agreements, Negotiation Impasses, Parent Participation, School Community Relationship, State Legislation, Teacher Strikes
National Committee for Citizens in Education, 410 Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia, Maryland 21044 ($2.25; 10% discount for 10-19 copies; 15% discount for 20-49 copies; 20% discount for 50 or more copies)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Citizens in Education, Columbia, MD.
Note: A Parent's Network Publication ; Parts may be marginally legible due to small type