ERIC Number: ED222997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
School Labor Strife: Rebuilding the Team. Communication Alert.
Jones, J. William
Maintaining that the development of a detailed communication plan well in advance of school collective bargaining negotiations will be a critical ingredient in the success of school districts' bargaining efforts, this handbook concentrates on communication before, during, and after the bargaining process, rather than on explicit bargaining techniques. The publication is designed to provide school administrators, board of education members, communication specialists, and concerned educational leaders with practical ideas and techniques for rebuilding the teacher-administrator team after a strike and for achieving school labor peace. Two detailed plans (for use at the district and building levels) are presented for communication before, during, and after negotiations. New systems of negotiation such as the "collective gaining" process used in the Forest Park (Illinois) Public Schools, and the "integrative bargaining" method used in the Livermore (California) Unified School District, are explored in depth. Frequent checklists and examples from actual practice presented throughout the publication offer communication guidelines. Topics discussed include communicating with school personnel, students, parents, the community, and the media; establishing a communication center; and clarifying the responsibilities of principals, superintendents, and school board members. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Responsibility, Collective Bargaining, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Employees, Interpersonal Communication, Labor Problems, Labor Relations, Participative Decision Making, Principals, Problem Solving, Public Opinion, Public Relations, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Scope of Bargaining, Superintendents, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Strikes, Unions
Publications, National School Public Relations Association, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Public Relations Association, Arlington, VA.