ERIC Number: ED123737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Collective Bargaining: An Educational Technology.
O'Brien, Gavin W.
Collective bargaining is a technology and not a philosophy or set of moral values. There seems to be an almost irresistible urge among authors of educational bargaining statutes to adopt the basic tenets of private-sector labor law. However, employment and collective bargaining are different in the public sector than in the private sector, and one should analyze the unique constraints present in public employment prior to wholesale adoption of the tenets of private-sector bargaining. An element that should be recognized in modern American labor relations is the accelerating rate of change in education, in educational administration, and in the psychology of organizations and individuals. The public sector is fundamentally different from the private sector in its organization, mission, purpose, operations, and reporting requirements. Yet many private-sector terms are being used in educational negotiations without questioning their validity. The basic question is whether collective bargaining will change to accommodate government or government will change to accommodate collective bargaining. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Miami Beach, Florida, March 13-17, 1976)