ERIC Number: ED197488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov-31
Reference Count: 0
School Arbitration: What the Arbitrators Are Doing.
Brodie, Donald W.; Williams, Peg
Eight issues of grievance arbitration in education were chosen for detailed examination in this paper: procedure, budgets, discrimination, leave, extra duty, evaluation, discipline, and assignments and transfers. In addition, the authors identified four types of grievants, including individuals, class or group litigants, school districts, and unions. Of the 840 cases statistically analyzed, only 7 percent involved institutions of higher education; the balance concerned elementary and secondary schools. Two elements were found to be missing in the cases studied: a representative sample of cases involving nonteaching staff, and the mention of the public interest in most of the arbitrator's discussion. In a tabulation of the grievants, 54 percent were individual teachers, equally divided between men and women. Female grievants were found to win 58 percent of their cases and men, 51 percent. The authors conclude that, generally, arbitrators do not identify facets unique to arbitration in the schools. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Budgets, Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Grievance Procedures, Higher Education, Leaves of Absence, Noninstructional Responsibility, Personnel Policy, Public Schools, Teacher Discipline, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Placement, Teacher Transfer, Unions
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.