ERIC Number: ED169636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Recent Court Decisions on Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector.
Shifman, Burton R.
This paper focuses on recent, significant court decisions in public sector collective bargaining under the following categories: the job security clause, the choice of instructional materials as the province of the school board under collective bargaining agreements, the effect of open meetings acts on the board of education in collective bargaining negotiations, the discharge of teachers for striking in violation of the Michigan Public Employment Relations Act, the agency shop clause, and the legality of regional teachers' associations acting as collective bargaining agents for individual unit employees. The conclusion states that the cases selected effect a harmonizing of collective bargaining agreements with either individual rights of teachers or statutory rights and duties accorded boards of education. A recommendation calls for a restructuring of the methods by which collective bargaining operates in the public sector. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Media Selection, Meetings, School Districts, Teacher Dismissal
Not available separately; See EA 011 530
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 1 of "School Law Update--1977" (EA 011 530); For related documents see EA 011 530-556