ERIC Number: ED112762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Labor-Management Relations in Higher Education.
Belcher, A. Lee
NACUBO Professional File, Mar 1970
Labor-management relations in higher education are undergoing dramatic changes as a result of the rapidly growing unionization of personnel. A comparison of past experiences with unionization both in academe and industry reveals that administrations must determine their human resources policies and objectives before dealing with the unionization question if the question is to be dealt with effectively. There are four basic developmental phases of union-management relations that are explored in some depth: (1) the period before there are any signs of union organizing efforts or union interest among the employees; (2) the period when the rumors of union interest start circulating and handbills or other union literature begin to appear; (3) the period when a union has formally requested recognition as the collective bargaining agent for employees; (4) the period when the administration discusses and negotiates with the union and then lives with the agreements reached. Developments from outside must be recognized as impacting on colleges and universities as when federal pay scales are altered and the impact is felt throughout the labor market. (JMF)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Collective Bargaining, Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Higher Education, Labor Relations, Personnel Management, Strikes, Union Members, Unions
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.