ERIC Number: ED108561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Current Status of College Students in Academic Collective Bargaining. Special Report No. 22.
College students are expanding their role in academic collective bargaining. They represent a fresh source of energy for reform that must be recognized by faculty unions and university administrators who seek higher levels of cooperation and new directions for service. This document reviews student involvement in collective bargaining. Some effects of collective bargaining on students are: (1) fear of the loss of student rights; (2) fear that increases in salaries and fringe benefits negotiated by the faculty unions will at least partly come out of students' pockets in the form of higher tuition and fees; (3) fear of strikes that would interrupt their education. Student impact on collective bargaining is felt through: (1) lobbying for legislation to protect student interests; (2) undertaking legal (court) action; (3) asking to have a student observer (or team) sit in on negotiations; (4) including students on the bargaining team of one or both sides; and (5) trying to be included in negotiations as an independent third party. The author predicts that student involvement in collective bargaining negotiations will increase in the future, especially if present action of this type proves successful. Appendixes give a table of contents of a possible contract negotiated by a student government and a list of issues involved in the student role in collective bargaining negotiations. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Academic Collective Bargaining Information Service, Washington, DC.