ERIC Number: ED117823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Collective Negotiations and Teachers' Salaries: Some Evidence from Wisconsin.
Zuelke, Dennis C.; Frohreich, Lloyd E.
This study investigated the relationship between collective negotiations and teacher salaries in Wisconsin public school districts. Data were collected from a random sample of 324 Wisconsin school districts with professional staffs ranging from 30 to 500 members. A six-indicator index was developed to measure the comprehensiveness of collective negotiations in each district. This negotiations index and 11 other determinant variables were studied in relation to 10 different measures of teacher salaries. Stepwise multiple regression analysis found negative correlations between the collective negotiations index and all levels of scheduled and actual teacher salaries. The authors concluded that collective negotiations do not have a significant positive effect on teacher salaries in Wisconsin and that a negative effect is likely. In addition, they found that socioeconomic conditions in a school district, especially level of personal income and percentage of urban population, have the strongest positive impact on teacher salaries. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin