ERIC Number: ED116333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Productivity and Disciplinary Rules--How to Negotiate Them and Make Them Work.
Osterman, Melvin H., Jr.
Public school collective bargaining will not work unless management approaches negotiations as a two-way street and demands from the union what it requires to protect its own interests. With today's surplus of available teachers, management has the opportunity to reclaim prerogatives it has abdicated through past negotiations. In particular, school officials should use the collective bargaining process to make significant improvements in the areas of disciplinary procedures for school employees and negotiated productivity agreements. New York now permits school districts to negotiate discipline procedures for noninstructional personnel as an alternative to existing statutory requirements. School officials should seek similar legislation covering instructional personnel and then take advantage of the opportunity to negotiate simple, effective procedures for employee evaluation and discipline. Similarly, collective bargaining can contribute importantly to gains in productivity. However, effective productivity bargaining requires careful preparation and technical expertise on both sides of the bargaining table and a complete commitment to the concept by both management and the union. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Collective Bargaining, Contracts, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Personnel Policy, Productivity, Teacher Discipline, Teacher Employment, Teacher Evaluation
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State School Boards Association, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York