ERIC Number: ED217745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
[Unionization on Campus].
Douglas, Joel M., Ed.
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions Newsletter, v10 n1 Jan-Feb 1982
This newsletter issue considers in separate articles: (1) unionization in 1981 among college faculty in the United States; (2) unionization at the California State University and College System (CSU) (by Lisa Flanzraich); (3) multi-year agreements; (4) contract size; (5) and, in "Yeshivawatch," developments pertaining to the National Labor Relations Board v. Yeshiva University U.S. Supreme Court Case. The first article reports that eight first-time contracts were signed in 1981; however, the number of unionized college faculty is now at an all-time high. As of January 1, 1982, 140,960 faculty were under labor agreements with an additional 16,364 faculty belonging to duly certified bargaining units who have not negotiated labor agreements. Nearly all the organizing activity conducted by the three major agents occurred in California. Flanzraich considers unionization at CSU after nearly 4 years of intense union organizing, and suggests that unionization of over 20,000 faculty, librarians, and academic administrators represents a formidable bloc in higher education policies. Important issues at CSU include an increased faculty workload, a larger student/faculty ratio, and the status of part-time faculty. The third article considers the relative merits of single versus multi-year agreements. A recent survey of 116 faculty contracts in effect as of July 1, 1981, showed that two-thirds of the agreements were for a contract period of three or more years. In another assessment, 253 agreements were categorized as either small (pocket) size, medium (book) size, or large. Finally, in regard to the Yeshiva decision, it is suggested that the case continues to play a dominant role in faculty collective bargaining, and that future Yeshiva claims are likely to take a more qualitative rather than a quantitative approach. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Contracts, Court Litigation, Employment Practices, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Librarians, State Colleges, Teaching Conditions, Time, Unions
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Baruch College, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Bernard Baruch Coll. National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions.
Identifiers: California State University and Colleges; National Labor Relations Board v Yeshiva Univ