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ERIC Number: ED140412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Nov-18
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The Explicit and Implicit Organizational Structures for the Collective Bargaining Process under the California Legislation.
Criswell, Larry W.
Douglas Mitchell suggests that statute construction issues arise from the interaction between the realities of power resources and the goal of giving each interest group sufficient power to protect and pursue its own interests while preserving the rights or interests of others. California SB 160 explicitly limits the scope of bargaining to wages, hours, specified health and welfare benefits, leave and transfer policies, safety conditions, class size, employee evaluation, and grievance procedures. Second, SB 160 mandates bargaining in good faith with exclusive representation as the means to resolve persistent disagreements. Third, SB 160 gives employees the right to join or refuse to join employee organizations of their own choosing, except that only one exclusive representative may negotiate for employees in any unit. Fourth, SB 160 provides for public disclosure of initial collective bargaining proposals. Fifth, SB 160 creates a three-member Educational Employment Relations Board to regulate administrative procedures of the collective bargaining process. A major concern of classroom teachers under SB 160 has been the selection of an exclusive bargaining unit to advance their demands for improvements in salaries and employment conditions. The administration, on the other hand, has been concerned with maintaining its flexibility to change as conditions change. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: California