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ERIC Number: ED164043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
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The Impact of Collective Bargaining at the Rancho Santiago Community College District (Santa Ana College).
Armstrong, Cheryl LeChavio
In order to assess the impact of collective bargaining, mandated in California by the 1976 Rodda Act (Senate Bill 160), on Santa Ana College (SAC), college administrators were interviewed as to the characteristics, problems, and successful practices associated with the collective bargaining process and their recommendations. Contracts and the relevant literature were also reviewed. Bargaining began at the college in 1947, when faculty participation in negotiations was advisory in nature. The subsequent Winton Act provided for a "meet and confer" policy with faculty senates. The current bargaining process at SAC includes: identification of the community of interest to establish a bargaining unity; maintenance of union membership; community participation in proposal negotiation; negotiation in good faith; limitation of the scope of bargaining; frequent hiring of consultants; and an occasional impasse. Administrators felt the process to have resulted in loss of collegiality, loss of flexibility in job assignments, and lack of benefit to students. They also indicated that bargaining was costly and time consuming, and that there was no provision of money for negotiation. Recommendations included not expanding the Rodda Act, disbanding the whole process, and scheduling a block of time for negotiation. Appendices contain an agreement of negotiating procedures and a bibliography. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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