ERIC Number: ED099084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Board vs Faculty: Collective Bargaining--An Adversary Proceeding.
Potter, George E.
Presenting his point of view on collective bargaining negotiations, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Jackson City College warns community college trustees to be prepared for faculty unionization. Governing boards should fight the enactment of mandatory bargaining laws, but should such laws be enacted, they should lobby for bills which include provisions for making strikes illegal, listing management rights, forbidding administrators to unionize, and denying compulsory arbitration. A tough negotiating team should be set up to allow the optimum freedom and power to the board. In-house personnel such as noninstructional administrators are preferable as negotiators to outside representatives, but no trustee or president should be a member of the team. During negotiations, economics should be discussed after all other demands are settled; as few provisions as possible should be allowed. Union recognition and management rights clauses, a "zipper" clause (disallowing previous benefits not specifically renegotiated), and a grievance procedure should always be included. Impasse situations should be expected and fought with public relations tactics. A model Master Agreement is appended. (MJK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Community College Trustees (Portland, Oregon, November 1974)