ERIC Number: ED097821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Some Suggested Advantages and Disadvantages of Collective Bargaining. Special Report No. 1.
Angell, George W.
This report reviews briefly some advantages and disadvantages of collective bargaining in higher education. Advantages discussed include: efficiency, equality of power, legal force, impasse resolution, communication, understanding the institution, resolution of individual problems, definition of policy, rights guarantee, faculty compensation, self-determination, administrative evaluation, younger faculty, minorities, institutional loyalty, educational policy, competitive power, consistency of service, strengthening collegiality, and increased executive authority. Some disadvantages include increased costs, loss of flexibility, inappropriateness of job actions, increased bureaucracy, unfavorable power shifts, increased adversary relationships, increased demands on faculty, diminished university autonomy, resort to exaggeration and emotions, loss of student representation, standardized pay, funding problems, loss of some diversity, involuntary contributions, loss of traditional faculty rights, loss of self-determination, loss of self-governance, loss of full participation of faculty, and credibility. Some advantages and disadvantages are presented from both the union member's viewpoint as well as from the administrator's viewpoint where applicable. A 9-item bibliography is included. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Collective Bargaining Information Service, Washington, DC.