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ERIC Number: ED059180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Pages: 4
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A Cooperative Management System for Negotiations Information and Communication.
Knighton, Burton S.
Although strikes by public employees are illegal in Michigan, the rate of strike in Michigan public schools has been double that in the private sector. Teachers have been using the legal impasse procedures of mediation and fact-finding as a form of political power and pressure to bleed the school districts. Reasons for this include the labor-oriented public act; courts which do not enforce the no-strike clause of the act; and the lack of money, coordination, and organization on the part of school management. School management in the Metropolitan Detroit area has now organized for collective negotiations at the local, intermediate, and regional level. The Bureau of School Studies is a consortium of public school districts, intermediate districts, and universities which is devoted to research and services in the areas of school management. The Office of Collective Negotiations was established as an integral part of the Bureau in April 1970, and the program has developed in two phases, the first consisting primarily of an on-going progress report of collective negotiations with teacher units. Phase two included workshops for management negotiators, reports on legal aspects of negotiations, master-management contract language, and progress reports on negotiations with non-certified units and administrative units. (MBM)
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Note: Speech presented at the 104th Annual Convention of American Association of School Administrators, Atlantic City, N.J., February 12-16, 1972