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ERIC Number: ED177948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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The Quid Pro Quo of Collective Bargaining.
Peterson, Patti McGill
Unionization at the State University of New York (SUNY) is used to illustrate the workings of collective bargaining in higher education. It is explained that collective bargaining in higher education has always been controversial, that some college and university administrators feared the advent of unionism because they surmised it would seriously limit their power. Collective bargaining is shown to be a highly political process that results in neither party getting everything it wants. The SUNY example demonstrates that while unionization has placed a number of constraints on college administrators (particularly of a procedural variety) these same administrators have had their hand strengthened in other areas. Experience at SUNY indicates that, whereas union contracts clearly guarantee certain rights to faculty, they can also actually enhance administrative direction and perhaps erode tradition affecting the faculty member's role. This, it is concluded, is the essence of the quid pro quo of collective bargaining. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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