ERIC Number: ED082622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
An Excerpt from Faculty Collective Bargaining in Postsecondary Institutions: The Impact on the Campus and the State.
New England Board of Higher Education, Wellesley, MA.
Few, if any, categories of postsecondary educational institutions have escaped the impact of collective bargaining. On the one hand, bargained agreements may tend to set the pace in areas of salary and working conditions that must be met by any nonbargaining institution if they desire to be comparable or competitive. On the other hand, nonbargaining institutions may generate efforts to demonstrate that more can be attained by faculty without the necessity of collective bargaining. Taken altogether there is evidence of a clear intrusion of collective bargaining in the arena of postsecondary education more than sufficient to warrant serious attention and study.The advent of collective bargaining can lead to an imbalance of power, presumably on the side that initiated the process. If this should occur, it may be because those who receive the impact do not know how to react or are ill-equipped to do so. Yet the existence of a balance of power may represent the greater hope of the attainment of productive outcomes from the collective bargaining process. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: New England Board of Higher Education, Wellesley, MA.
Note: Paper presented at the 1972 annual meeting of the Education Commission of the States