ERIC Number: ED149675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Two Views on Collective Bargaining.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Presented are two arguments on academic collective bargaining, by John R. Silber and Robert Nielsen. Dr. Silber argues that faculty organization causes the university to become more like a factory than a university, that a faculty member has more in common with a middle level manager today than with a professor of 25 years ago, and that featherbedding in trade unionism is such that financial viability of unionized universities is endangered. He asks whether academe has inadvertently slipped into collective bargaining or done so with its eyes open. Dr. Nielsen argues that faculty are probably the most unlikely group to ever organize into a union in the history of the labor movement, and yet in nine years 25 percent of college professors have organized. He states that the way universities are run is the major reason for the unionization, and that faculty are really organizing themselves as a fundamentally conservative force on campus. (MSE)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Employer Employee Relationship, Higher Education, Teacher Militancy, Unions
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Presentation to the 26th SREB Legislative Work Conference