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ERIC Number: ED140387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb-28
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Equity and Collective Bargaining in Education.
Lieberman, Myron
The fact that public employees do not have particular rights accorded private employees may not be inequity if public employees enjoy benefits not shared by private employees. Public employees' political influence on public sector bargaining is probably the most important difference between the two sectors. Political activity pays the teacher larger dividends than it does the factory worker. Secondly, the public employer cannot avoid unionization by moving to another state. Thirdly, public employees are entitled to due process even in the absence of a collective agreement or statutory protection. Fourthly, public employees often have statutory benefits that must be bargained in the private sector. A major disadvantage of public employees relates to revenue raising and contract ratification procedures. The most glaring inequity, according to public sector unions, is the fact that most states prohibit strikes by public employees. Nevertheless, this inequity is more technical than practical. The differences between public and private bargaining are not all favorable to public employees, but most of them are, even though their practical importance varies from state to state. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (109th, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 25-28, 1977)