ERIC Number: ED046377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Collective Negotiations and the Community College System in Massachusetts: A Case Study.
McPeake, John D.; Stanton, Charles M.
This report serves as a model of collective negotiations and the community college system. An overview of negotiations in public education is offered, as well as a discussion of the history of faculty organization and the resulting negotiations at Massasoit Community College. Two specific problems arise in negotiations: the recognition of the bargaining association or associations by the board, and harmony and cooperation within the negotiating unit. Topics for negotiation at Massasoit Community College were: association and faculty members' rights, rights of the board, professional behavior, deduction of professional dues, conditions of employment, faculty benefits, faculty participation in the selection process, grievance procedures, and contracts, evaluation, and non-reappointment. The implications of the contract are that: system-wide negotiations may occur; new bargaining units will develop as new communities of interest become apparent; in the immediate future, the board may use the association to pressure the legislature to speed up growth of the community college system; the contract as a faculty protective device seems to limit improving education; the board may be forced to negotiate on matters of wages; to have to voice in affairs, students may have to organize and negotiate; and there will be future interactions between the association and the board to redefine roles. [Because of marginal reproducibility of original, this document is not available in hard copy.] (CA)
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts