ERIC Number: ED115356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Trends and Patterns of Change in Public Community College Collective Bargaining Contracts. Research Summary No. 1.
Kellett, Robert H.
Initial and subsequent contracts that had been negotiated at 41 Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York community colleges between September 1966 and September 1974 were analyzed to determine whether collective bargaining has been effective in gaining increased participation in decision-making and increased economic welfare. All of the colleges included in the study had negotiated at the institutional level, and had negotiated a minimum of three contracts with a faculty union. Contract provisions related to faculty welfare were divided into seven categories: compensation; insurance; professional and public service leaves; personal leaves; staff development; working conditions; and other faculty welfare provisions. Contract provisions related to institutional decision-making were divided into five categories: rights and responsibilities; workload; personnel policies; grievances; and institutional planning, research, and budgeting. Nine tables of data were examined to identify contractual trends or patterns of change. Findings support the conclusion that collective bargaining contracts are cumulative in nature. The duration of the contract periods tends to increase after negotiation of the initial contract, and the scope of the negotiations tends to broaden with additional contracts. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Academic Collective Bargaining Information Service, Washington, DC.