ERIC Number: ED116572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty, Student and Staff Attitudes Toward Potential Collective Bargaining Issues at the Ohio State University. Research Summary No. 3.
Phelan, Daniel J.
Attitudes concerning faculty unionization have an impact on its rejection or acceptance and its subsequent implementation. This study was conducted to determine the level of agreement among faculty, student services staff, and students before major collective bargaining activities, such as a run-off election, take place. Assessed are attitudes held by faculty, students who are active and assumedly concerned with the welfare and the dynamics of the University, and staff members under the Office of Student Services toward aspects of collective bargaining at the Ohio State University, Columbia campus. Findings point out a variety of areas, such as fringe benefits, working conditions, and student participation that have the potential to become areas of conflict. In the event of collective bargaining at Ohio State, the question whether decisions will be made in the distributive model as a result of power, coercion, and formalization, or in the integrative model as a result of trust, reason, and shared goals will be partly dependent upon a change in the attitudes of the parties involved. Those parties must understand that they are not simply interest groups but that they constitute the University and share a variety of common goals and interests. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Academic Collective Bargaining Information Service, Washington, DC.