ERIC Number: ED240686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
How to Handle Impasses in Bargaining.
Boyles, Lyle E.
Suggestions to boards of education on handling an impasse situation in bargaining are given. Boards are advised to fully assess the possibility of gaining an acceptable agreement at the beginning of the negotiation session. If this cannot be done, six assumptions are offered as good advice in dealing with all impasse situations. Advice written by Hugh Casey, labor relations consultant, is presented regarding the avoidance of impasse. This advice includes six points on how to obtain a mutually acceptable solution and six points on how to determine if impasse is the next step when an agreement has not been made. A brief summary is given which warns that the longer contract talks last, the more the board loses in money and prerogatives. Information about the book, "The Art and Science of Negotiation" by Howard Raiffa-Cambridge, is provided. The book is suggested as background reading. (EM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Collective Bargaining, Communication (Thought Transfer), Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Guidelines, Negotiation Agreements, Negotiation Impasses, Problem Solving, School Administration, School Districts
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: PF Project
Note: Journal article attached to original document is copyrighted and has not been reproduced here. Paper presented at the National School Boards Association Convention (San Francisco, CA, April 23-26, 1983).