ERIC Number: ED243352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Unionization among College Faculty--1983.
Douglas, Joel M., Ed.
Newsletter of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining and the Professions, v12 n1 Jan-Feb 1984
Information on institutions engaged in academic collective bargaining with recognized bargaining units in 1983 is presented. Attention is directed to agents elected, "no-agent" elections, decertifications, strikes, and legislation. A major finding for 1983 was a change in focus from campus organizing to lobbying for statewide enabling legislation. The passage of collective bargaining bills in Ohio and Illinois demonstrated the success of this strategy. However, only one new faculty bargaining agent was elected in 1983. Three no-agent faculty elections were reported: two in Oregon and one in California. Decertification of five bargaining agents and institutional structural changes occurred, bringing the total number of recognized agents to 411, a decrease of 12 from 1982. The number of reported contracts was 388, an increase of 11 from the previous year. Three strikes were reported in 1983, two of which were classified as fall "back-to-school" strikes. A unique feature of both the Ohio and Illinois legislation was the authorization of a limited right to strike. The relevant portions of the Ohio and Illinois statutes pertaining to higher education collective bargaining are included, along with a summary of 1983 elections for each institution. (SW)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Contracts, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Private Colleges, State Colleges, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Unions
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; Reports - Research
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.