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ERIC Number: ED121639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 32
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Labor Militancy in Public Education: Economic History in the Making.
Crist, William Dale
This paper reviews seven specific components of change that labor militancy in public education will have on the American economic system in the future. First, teacher militancy will influence other public employees to become more militant and will pressure private-sector employees to unionize. Second, additional state and federal public-employer collective-bargaining legislation will be forthcoming. Third, an increased burden on public finances will lead to public versus private employee political confrontations regarding allocation of economic resources. Fourth, federal financing of public education will increase, perhaps leading the way for increased federal financing of all public enterprises. Fifth, viable alternatives to strikes will be developed for public employees, with their application possibly spreading to the private sector. Sixth, new scope of bargaining examples that emphasize shared authority in decision making will influence trends in private-sector labor-management relations. Finally, militancy in behalf of professional objectives will establish precedent for seeking social change through general strikes of public employees. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Social Science Association (17th, Denver, Colorado, May 1-3, 1975)