ERIC Number: ED218755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Model of Collective Bargaining.
Collective bargaining is a process influenced by many factors. A review of the literature, including an assessment of Dunlop's, Smythe's, Levinson's, and Craig's models, indicates that most models of collective bargaining are partial, dealing only with some of the components of the bargaining process. A model of educational collective bargaining must also take into account the differences between public and private organizations in terms of the labor force, wages, markets for products, financing methods, organizational purposes and vulnerability, and the role of government. A model is proposed that considers the entire process of public-sector collective bargaining. It identifies seven components of the process: (1) "influential" variables, including fourteen external economic, legislative, political, and social variables and twelve internal variables over which the parties have some control; (2) perceptions and evaluations of these influential variables; (3) the parties' relative bargaining power; (4) prediction of the opposing party's or the public's reactions and of the bargaining results' impact on the influential variables; (5) the dynamics, operations, objectives, and strategies of the negotiation process; (6) mechanisms of disput settlement, such as arbitration or strikes; and (7) feedback loops among these components. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Collective Bargaining, Conflict Resolution, Economic Factors, Feedback, Government Employees, Labor Relations, Models, Political Influences, Power Structure, Prediction, Social Influences, Teachers, Unions
Not available separately; see EA 014 774.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 1-4, 1981).