ERIC Number: ED108560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-27
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Experience in Academic Collective Bargaining.
Mortimer, Kenneth P.
This document, which is a general survey of recent developments in faculty collective bargaining, reports on: the extent of collective bargaining and its projected growth in the next two or three years; the patterns of faculty bargaining in the various states; governance; faculty senates; collective bargaining; and student involvement in the collective bargaining process. Some observations are that: faculty collective bargaining is primarily a phenomenon of the public sector of higher education; growth of faculty collective bargaining, to date, has closely paralleled the enactment of state collective bargaining laws; enactment of new enabling laws in states where such action appears imminent is likely to produce a new acceleration of faculty collective bargaining activity in the public sector; state bargaining laws rarely recognize college and university faculty as special categories of public employees; the structure of collective bargaining varies considerably from state to state; failure to exclude traditional governance mechanisms from the scope of bargaining has raised the possibility that faculty senates and other traditional governance mechanisms are illegal; collective bargaining provides a new framework for a redistribution of authority and responsibility in academic governance. In conclusion the document discusses the centralization and homogenization of faculty personnel policies on the part of state governments and legislatures and the unionization of middle management. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries (San Francisco, June 27, 1975)