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ERIC Number: ED058854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 11
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Act 195 and Collective Negotiations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Shoemaker, Elwood A.
Pennsylvania's Act 195, the Public Employee Relations Act, went into effect in October 1970. The Act, a piece of model legislation in the area of collective negotiations, provides for the right of employees to organize and to be represented by an exclusive bargaining agent; provides for mediation, fact-finding, and arbitration services; and takes a position on the use of strikes by employees. A key provision of the Act is the defining of "public employer" to include the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions as well as any nonprofit organization or institution, and any institution that receives government appropriation or grants. Under this definition, both the public and private colleges and universities in Pennsylvania are covered. Thus far, there has been little activity on the private campuses where a drive for representation is concerned. There has been a growing interest, however, in the state's institutions of higher education. The state colleges have a representative agent and actual bargaining has begun. Seven of the 14 community colleges have elected agents, and 3 of these already have agreements. Other public institutions in the state are involved in various stages of the entire process. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.