ERIC Number: ED224413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Work Stoppages in Higher Education: 1966-1982.
Douglas, Joel M., Ed.
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions Newsletter, v10 n4 Oct 1982
A theory of strikes in higher education and a statistical analysis of strike activity are presented in this newsletter issue. The report on the theory of strikes in an article by Lisa Flanzraich addresses the absence of strikes on campuses during fall 1982 and the conditions in which strikes occur. The absence of strikes could be proof of the maturation of collective bargaining in higher education, or indicative of the economic recessions of the past decade. Advocates of striking maintain that the right to strike is an integral part of the collective bargaining process. Reasons most often cited in support of the strike prohibition for public employees include the following: the government is the employer and is immune from strikes, and the employer is not profit oriented. Although public employees do not enjoy the right to strike, the majority of faculty strikes have been in public institutions. A factor to consider in analyzing why strikes do not happen is the multi-year contract. A complete listing of all reported faculty strikes in higher education prepared by Esther Liebert is presented. The 92 faculty work stoppages reported in higher education collective bargaining from 1966-1982 are identified by year, institution, state, agent, whether the institution is two- or four-year and duration of the strike. The mean and median length of strikes in calendar days and an outline of work stoppages by bargaining agents are provided. (SW)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Economic Factors, Employment Problems, Faculty College Relationship, Government Employees, Higher Education, Labor Relations, Negotiation Impasses, State Colleges, Teacher Strikes, Trend Analysis, 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; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Opinion Papers
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.