ERIC Number: ED223141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Distinguishing Yeshiva: A Troubling Task for the NLRB.
Douglas, Joel M., Ed.
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions Newsletter, v10 n3 Aug-Sep 1982
Campus collective bargaining proceedings associated with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) versus Yeshiva University case are analyzed. The number of institutions exercising Yeshiva-like claims has risen to 49, and the vast majority of the claimants are institutions that have challenged the right of the faculty to organize and bargain collectively under the National Labor Relations Act. Since a number of these colleges already have faculty unions, demands for unit clarification have been the main vehicle in exercising Yeshiva claims. A profile of these institutions describes the typical claimant as a small four-year, private college with either the American Association of University Professors or the American Federation of Teachers as the bargaining agent. A roster of institutions affected by the Yeshiva Decision is presented that provides information on the unit size, current or pending bargaining agent, and the year the agent was elected. Information is also presented on the number and disposition of Yeshiva claims filed so far. Nineteen of the organized institutions at the time of Yeshiva have never signed a collective agreement. It is concluded that unions are still free to organize and bargain collectively; however, they can no longer do so under the protection of the NLRB nor can they use the Board as an organizing weapon. Boston University and the Polytechnic Institute of New York cases will be dispositions in terms of adjudicating future claims. If Yeshiva is extended to these two institutions, the legal battle has been lost and the unions will have to shift to the legislative arena. Yeshiva has brought campus labor relations closer to the industrial model. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Court Litigation, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Labor Legislation, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Private Colleges, Unions
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Baruch College, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Bernard Baruch Coll. National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Labor Relations Act; National Labor Relations Board v Yeshiva University