ERIC Number: ED137925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Preparing for a Strike and Living with It After It Happens.
Irwin, James R.
Even though usually no one wants a strike in the schools, the trend during the last decade has been toward greater union activity on behalf of teachers, administrators, and other groups involved with the schools. The inevitable result has been an increase in the number not only of teacher strikes, but of administrator strikes as well. But usually the principals do not strike with the teachers, unless their own union is strong, as is the case in most large city school districts. During a strike, the building principal frequently is the administrator under the most pressure to keep things cool, especially if he or she is charged with keeping the school open while the teachers are out. The principal should remember that the health, safety, and welfare of the students come first. He should try to maintain good relations with the striking teachers and should not give cause for future teacher complaints, since everyone must work together again after the strike is over. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (61st, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 14-19, 1977); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document