ERIC Number: ED283433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Unionization among College Faculty, 1987.
Douglas, Joel M., Ed.
Newsletter of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining and the Professions, v15 n1 Jan-Feb 1987
Information on colleges engaged in academic collective bargaining with recognized bargaining units in 1987 is presented. Attention is directed to agents elected, no-agent elections, strikes, and first contracts signed. Information is provided for the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, the American Association of University Professors, and independent faculty unions. As of February 1987, there were 458 reported faculty bargaining agents, an increase of 12 from 1986. Of the 458 recognized faculty agents, 381 were at public colleges. For the first time in seven years, no faculty union was reported decertified either as the result of court action, litigation, or a challenge to agent status. Only one of the 17 elections held during 1986 was at a private college. Of the 17 elections, 13 were considered "new," while the other four were challenges to an existing agent by a competing one. "No-agent" was the faculty choice in three elections. There were 12 reported faculty work stoppages during 1986, nine of which were considered "fall back-to-school" strikes. No faculty collective bargaining enabling legislation was passed during 1986. Finally, six first faculty bargaining contracts were signed in 1986. (SW)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Contracts, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Unions
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Baruch College, CUNY, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
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.