ERIC Number: ED238378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Work Stoppages in Higher Education: 1966-1983.
Douglas, Joel M., Ed.
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions Newsletter, v11 n5 Dec 1983
Data on college faculty work stoppages during 1966-1983 are presented. An introduction briefly summarizes the three reported strikes occurring in 1983. The 21-day strike at Compton Community College District, California, centered on funding for the college, which also was the main issue of the three-day stoppage at St. Clair County Community College, Michigan. The largest reported strike occurred at the University of Hawaii, where the faculty at the nine-campus system staged a two-day work stoppage as a means of calling attention to the lack of a contract. The current low level of strike activity is noted, and it is suggested that the strike may have ceased to be a viable threat in the academic community due to labor market forces and economic trends. Data are provided on the number of days of work stoppage for each institution by year, the state, the bargaining agent, and the two- or four-year status of the institution. Work stoppages are also illustrated for each year by agent and by mean length/median length of the stoppage. In addition, the frequency of work stoppages by year is displayed, along with the number of "back to school strikes" for 1977-1983 fall semesters. A subject index to the National Center Newsletter, Volumes 10-11 (January 1982-December 1983) is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Indexes, Teacher Strikes, Trend Analysis, Unions, Universities
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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.