ERIC Number: ED123713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Mediation, Arbitration, Fact-Finding, Impasse.
Zachary, Peter T.
Problems have arisen with the Michigan Public Employment Relations Act, which allows collective bargaining for public employees, because the act does not extend the right to strike and has no provision for a final resolution of a bargaining impasse in the event that voluntary settlement is not achieved. Neither voluntary negotiation nor fact-finding has been successful when the bargaining parties are far apart and the issues are numerous. The prohibition against striking has not worked either. The best solution to the collective bargaining issue is a combination of limited right to strike with binding "last-best-offer" arbitration. The limited strike right should include economic penalities for teachers and the school district and should restrict the length of time the strike can continue so as to limit the harm done to the public interest. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan