ERIC Number: ED256201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Unionization among College Faculty, January 1-December 31, 1984.
Douglas, Joel M., Ed.
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining and the Professions Newsletter, v13 n1 Jan-Feb 1985
Information on institutions engaged in academic collective bargaining with recognized bargaining units in 1984 is presented. Attention is directed to agents elected, no-agent elections, decertifications, strikes, and legislation, and first contracts signed. 1984 was a year of stability with slight increases in academic collective bargaining. The number of contracts in place increased by 2, and the number of bargaining agents rose from 417 in 1983 to 429 in 1984. Both the number of recognized agents and collective bargaining agreements in place, as well as the total numbers of represented faculty, are at an all time high. The number of collective bargaining agreements in place is 395 signed contracts representing 830 campuses as of December 31, 1984. Several possible reasons for this increase include: greater effort in organizing activity by the three national unions, enactment of the 1984 enabling legislation in Ohio and Illinois, a rise in the number of middle-level administrators opting to bargain in separate units, and fewer no-agent and decertification votes. The greatest increase in unionization occurred in public institutions; union organizing in the private sector was virtually minimal. Several brief news notes on collective bargaining conclude this thematic newsletter. (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 - Descriptive
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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.