ERIC Number: ED220957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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A Comparison of Salaries, Fringe Benefits and Personnel Policies in Iowa School Districts with and without Collective Bargaining Agreements, 1975-76 through 1979-80.
Wood, Albert N.
Data from 66 Iowa school districts with collective bargaining and 66 without collective bargaining were compared to determine if they differed in teacher salaries, fringe benefits, or provisions for leaves of absence. The time period covered extended from 1975-76 school year, 1 year before collective bargaining started, to 1979-80, the fourth year of bargaining. All 132 districts had enrollments over 300, and the two groups were matched by size and expenditure per pupil. Salary differences were measured by mean salary increases for 10 salary steps, distinguished by academic degrees and years of teaching. The fringe benefits included health, dental, life, and disability insurance, while the leave provisions involved personal, emergency, sick, and bereavement leaves. Among the results of the study were that gains in fringe benefits, leave provisions, and most salary measures from 1975 to 1980 did not differ significantly between districts with and without bargaining. Teachers in bargaining districts received significantly higher gains only on two salary measures. The author concludes that it is too early to tell whether bargaining bestows advantages or disadvantages on teachers. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Elementary Secondary Education, Fringe Benefits, Insurance, Leaves of Absence, School Districts, State Surveys, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Salaries, Unions
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Iowa.