ERIC Number: ED216456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-19
Reference Count: 0
Collective Bargaining in Education, 1981: The State of the Art.
Green, Edward T.
Whether or not collective bargaining in the public sector becomes a universal practice, work stoppages cannot be considered an acceptable method for resolving contract disputes. Public opposition to strikes by teachers is growing. School districts and teachers must realize that collective bargaining is a process of compromise, and that candor, respect, flexibility, and mutual agreement on the issues are vital to successful negotiation. Mutual planning of the bargaining timetable can allow adequate preparation, permitting both sides to negotiate from facts rather than from emotions. Careful selection of expert negotiators with adequate time to prepare for and perform their functions is crucial. Among the more important aspects of successful collective bargaining are precise specification of allowable grievance issues and procedures, attention to provisions concerning fringe benefits and job security, and fair administration of contracts once they are negotiated. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (35th, Seattle, WA, August 16-21, 1981).