ERIC Number: ED154495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Collective Bargaining in Public Education.
Evans, Max W.; And Others
To enlarge and update the body of knowledge concerning trends in collective bargaining and to better prepare administrators for their roles in collective bargaining, the American Association of School Personnel Administrators' (AASPA) standing Negotiations Committee sent questionnaires to 750 administrators, teacher association leaders, and members of the National Association of Educational Negotiators. From the 400 responses and a review of the literature several developments can be anticipated. The number of states with laws permitting collective bargaining and the number of school districts with negotiated agreements have grown over the last fifteen years and are likely to continue to grow. Clauses on class size, salary, professional and personal leaves, hospitalization, life insurance, and dental care are expected to be included in contracts in the near future. Open shops are likely to remain the rule, and dues checkoff systems are growing in number. The use of mediation for impasse resolution is expected to increase, as is the use of strikes. The trend toward administrative collective bargaining is clear. Other issues touched on include the negotiation context, grievance and complaint procedures, alliances with outside organizations, public opinion's role, and the administrative costs of collective bargaining. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, Costs, Elementary Secondary Education, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Federal Legislation, Grievance Procedures, Labor Legislation, Literature Reviews, Negotiation Impasses, Personnel Directors, Public Opinion, State Legislation, Statistical Data, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Associations, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Strikes
American Association of School Personnel Administrators, 6483 Tanglewood Lane, Seven Hills, Ohio 44131 ($5.00; orders for single copies must be prepaid)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Personnel Administrators, Seven Hills, OH.
Note: A study of the Negotiations Committee