ERIC Number: ED294488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Unionization Among College Faculty--1988.
Douglas, Joel M., Ed.
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions Newsletter, v16 n1 Jan-Feb 1988
The status of faculty unionization in American colleges in 1988 is reviewed in this newsletter. Information is given on the following: agents elected; activities of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National Education Association (NEA), and American Association of University Professors (AAUP); "no-agent" elections; decertifications; strikes; legislation; demographic analysis; and first contract signed. A summary of elections for 1987 is tabulated. A concluding analysis emphasizes the lack of organizing of any new full-time bargaining units for the first time in 16 years, with the only new units being those with part-time faculty and teaching assistants. It is suggested that the lack of any new enabling legislation will have a long-term negative effect in further faculty unionization. A decision that faculty at the University of Pennsylvania were managerial and not entitled to bargain collectively is noted. It is concluded, however, that collective bargaining in higher education remains a viable means of governance for the more than 30% of U.S. colleges and universities that have chosen this mechanism. A subject index to volumes 14 and 15 of the newsletter is included. (SM)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Elections, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Politics of Education, Teacher Rights, Teacher Welfare, Teaching Conditions, Unions
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Baruch College, 17 Lexington Avenue, Box 322, New York, NY 10010 ($5.00).
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.