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ERIC Number: ED029396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 39
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The Confrontation.
Mayer, Martin
The New York City school teachers strike of 1968 was the outcome of a conflict which had been growing since the establishment of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville experiment in decentralized school administration. This conflict developed over the Local Governing Board's desire to clearly establish its authority to hire and fire employees of the district, and the United Federation of Teachers' contention that their contract with the New York City Board of Education prohibited arbitrary action of this nature by the Local Governing Board. On May 7, 1968, the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Local Governing Board terminated the services of 19 staff members without causal evidence or formal hearings. This action brought about a teachers strike within the district which was still in effect as the school year ended. Attempts at mediation of the dispute were made throughout the summer, but were unsuccessful. The polarization of positions became particularly evident when a court decision denying the Local Governing Board the power to dismiss any of the teachers was not accepted by that board, and when the UFT disregarded the Taylor Law and elected to begin a city-wide strike of the school system on September 9, 1968. (JH)
Harper and Row, Publishers, 49 East 33rd Street, New York, New York 10016 (Complete document 122 pages, $3.95)
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Identifiers - Location: California