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ERIC Number: ED136362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 26
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Elections, Demands and Negotiations in Public Employment.
O'Reilly, Robert C.
There are many similarities in collective bargaining as it is carried on in different types of political subdivisions. Where organizations are competing for the right to represent a group of workers, the concept of "majority rules" generally prevails. The election and designation of a specific bargaining unit occasionally needs clarification in each local setting. After recognition comes the first step in the bargaining process, the presentation of proposals and demands to the board. This is customarily the responsibility of the persons chosen or hired as employee representatives. In order to assure that adversarial feelings do not hamper job performance, public governing boards are well advised to consider a third-party bargaining representative. However, some research indicates limitations on negotiations in which boards are represented by outsiders. More often than not, the union has no options--its representatives will come from its ranks. The thread running throughout the entire process of proposal and demand negotiation must be good faith, but hard bargaining does not indicate lack of good faith. (Author/JG)
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