ERIC Number: ED193752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin School Board Negotiator.
Bracken, William G.; And Others
This reference book on collective bargaining is specifically designed to meet the needs of Wisconsin school boards as they conduct collective bargaining with their employees. The first four chapters supply background information necessary to understand Wisconsin's Municipal Employment Relations Act. Chapter 4 explains the scope of bargaining and contains an up-to-date listing of mandatory and permissible subjects of bargaining. Chapter 5 provides guidelines that should be used in preparing for a round of bargaining. An overview of the actual collective bargaining process is presented in chapter 6 with a discussion of ground rules and bargaining techniques. Strategies that will lessen the board's chances of proceeding to mediation-arbitration are presented in detail in chapter 7. Advice is also given on what to do if an impasse is inevitable, including how to analyze data and address the statutory criteria that will increase the board's chances of a favorable settlement or arbitration award. A sample of mediation-arbitration awards already issued is presented in chapter 8. Chapter 9 focuses on the impact that fringe benefits have on a school district's budget. A summary of 1978-79 collective bargaining data is highlighted in chapter 10. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Board of Education Role, Collective Bargaining, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Fringe Benefits, School Districts, State Legislation, Unions
Wisconsin Association of School Boards, Box 160, Winneconne, WI 54986 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Association of School Boards, Winneconne.