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ERIC Number: ED215706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Patterns of Faculty Collective Bargaining in Community Colleges.
Begin, James; And Others
Rutgers-Camden Law Journal, v9 n4 p699-714 Sum 1978
Based on a study conducted by Rutgers University, this article provides information on community college faculty bargaining in New Jersey with respect to negotiating structures, teacher salaries, scope of negotiations, contract administration, and governance agreements. After introductory material outlining the history of collective bargaining in New Jersey, Section II discusses the negotiating structure which results from the bargaining autonomy of local colleges and the altered composition of bargaining teams. In Section III, substantial and increasing variations in faculty salaries are noted, as are the institutional and regional characteristics positively correlated with high faculty salary. Salaries of community college faculty are then compared to those of other educational faculty. Section IV discusses variations in contract content among colleges and the relationship between the extensiveness of contract provisions and the level of faculty salaries. Section V reviews the administration of contracts with specific reference to grievance procedures and arbitration. Section VI examines faculty participation in college governance and notes an unstable and interdependent relationship between traditional governance mechanisms and collective bargaining. The report concludes with recommendations for stronger coordination between the colleges, counties, and state to provide broader input to local bargaining strategies. Data on salaries, contract content, and grievance actions are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey