ERIC Number: ED173913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Impasse Resolution Procedures for Education Bargaining.
McCubbin, Dan C.
Three alternative techniques of impasse resolution available to education management--mediation, fact-finding, and arbitration--are discussed in this paper. The basic goal of mediation, the first technique used to settle disputes in bargaining, is to come to an agreement. While mediation has its limitations, it can result in the resolution of impasses by the mere fostering of communications between the parties. Fact-finding, a less effective technique, can be used either with or without recommendations. Finally, arbitration is used where the interpretation of the terms of an agreement is involved. However, compulsory arbitration is not a viable alternative for impasse resolution in public schools, the paper states. The paper concludes that while forestalling excessive demands by employees, a school board must simultaneously strive for smooth employer-employee relations to ensure high morale and productivity. Thus, alternatives available for impasse resolution must be assessed carefully in order to reach an agreement that can be accepted by all parties. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Fact Finding; Mediation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (39th, Miami Beach, Florida, April 21-24, 1979); For a related document, see EA 011 913; Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document