ERIC Number: ED282293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Legal and Managerial Aspects of Collective Negotiations.
Jones, Thomas N.; Baldwin, Grover H.
This chapter of "Principles of School Business Management" looks at the law affecting collective bargaining by public employees (with particular emphasis on the schools), reviews the methods used to resolve disputes before and after agreements are signed, and considers the responses that management can make to issues raised during negotiation. The chapter first examines constitutional issues affecting government agencies as employers, the employer's duty to bargain, the role of the public labor relations board, legislative approval of agreements, and the distinction between "meeting and conferring" and true collective bargaining. Appropriate bargaining units at different educational levels and appropriate subjects for bargaining are considered next. The chapter then discusses breakdowns in the negotiation process and possible methods for resolving impasses, including mediation, fact-finding, arbitration, and other solutions. The resolution of disputes over employee grievances or management's rights is covered next. The chapter then turns to the management of collective bargaining from the district's perspective. Among the topics considered are the role of the school business administrator, changes in the negotiating environment, analysis of the long- and short-term costs and benefits of employee compensation packages, factors in salary administration, the costs of fringe benefits, and negotiation impasse resolution. Eighty-two footnotes are provided. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, Compensation (Remuneration), Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Employees, Grievance Procedures, Higher Education, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Negotiation Impasses, School Administration, School Business Officials, School Districts, School Personnel, Scope of Bargaining
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of School Business Officials International, Reston, VA.
Note: Chapter 12 of "Principles of School Business Management" (EA 019 320).