ERIC Number: ED161147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Collective Bargaining by Teachers: Issues and Evidence.
Perry, Wayne D.
Economic, managerial, and political policy issues are associated with public school teachers' collective bargaining. Current economic theories of unionism (public or private) indicate that many collective bargaining effects cannot be deduced from theories but are basically empirical questions. This study analyzed the economic literature and other relevant empirical works of public employees' unionization to identify those topics warranting additional policy-oriented research. The overwhelming majority of previous studies are econometric wage determination models for teachers. In general, these models find that teachers' unions do increase salaries slightly for union rather than nonunion teachers. However, the evidence relating to nonwage issues such as fringe benefits, educational finance, budgetary allocations, capital-labor substitutions, and bargaining processes is not adequate for derivation of educational policy implications. Preliminary empirical and methodological research strategies are discussed to provide a more structured understanding of collective bargaining in public education. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Economics, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Public School Teachers, Wages
Publications Department, The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.