ERIC Number: ED254951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Grievance Arbitration in Education. Fastback 223.
Lovell, Ned B.
This pamphlet provides information necessary to analyze existing grievance procedures and sets forth principles to guide the formulation of a more effective grievance process. The introduction defines the grievance procedure in a contractual contest, describes its benefits to management, union members, and private citizens; and briefly reviews key problems. The second chapter discusses the historical and legislative development of grievance arbitration, while chapter 3 discusses the differences in arbitration between the public and private sector. The fourth chapter is a guide to negotiating the language of grievance procedures. The discussion illustrates the significance of the following characteristics: definition, eligible grievant, steps in the grievance procedure, time limits, final step, no reprisal clause, source of arbitrator, limitations on arbitrators' authority, and conditions of arbitration. The fifth chapter discusses potential reforms, specifically expedited grievance arbitration procedures, and grievance mediation. A brief conclusion follows, along with footnotes. (TE)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Board of Education Policy, Collective Bargaining, Contracts, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Grievance Procedures, Labor Demands, Labor Legislation, Labor Problems, Labor Relations, Negotiation Agreements, Teacher Rights, Unions
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Phi Delta Kappa, Cook Inlet, AK.
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Publication of this fastback was made possible through contributions from the Farthest North Alaska Chapter (Fairbanks), Cook Inlet Alaska Chapter (Anchorage) and Southeast Alaska Chapter (Juneau) of Phi Delta Chapter.