ERIC Number: ED251928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-25
Reference Count: 0
Strike Planning: A Management Team Approach.
A strike by teachers in the David Douglas School District of suburban Portland, Oregon, in 1978 lasted only a week and was unsuccessful in obtaining contract concessions. This document describes how the district's administration, board, building principals, and public relations specialist cooperated as a team to limit the strike's effects. Key factors in the management team's strategy were careful planning in advance; thorough communication with the news media, parents and other community groups, and both striking and nonstriking staffers; and the maintenance of orderly operation of buildings and programs through effective utilization of temporary replacement personnel. The document provides basic checklists to use in identifying strike management team members and their roles, groups that will be affected by the strike, and critical information that must be communicated to various audiences. A timeline of the David Douglas team's handling of their strike is provided to suggest the kind of pattern of events that must be anticipated in adequate strike management planning. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: David Douglas School District OR
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (San Francisco, CA, April 23-26, 1983).