ERIC Number: ED319310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Unionization among College Faculty--1990.
Douglas, Joel M., Ed.
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions Newsletter, v18 n1 Jan-Feb 1990
The report summarizes unionization activities among college faculty in the United States in 1989. Faculty unionizing continued to increase for the sixth consecutive year and contrasts with decreases in the overall unionized sector. Organized faculty comprised approximately 30% of the professoriate. Faculty unions were successful in 11 of 14 elections. New agents were elected in four elections, while changes in agent status were the result of seven elections. The gulf between private sector and public sector organizing is great, with only one election occurring at a private institution (Post College). The impact of the Supreme Court decision in National Labor Relations Board versus Yeshiva University, which found that faculty are not entitled to bargain under the protection of the National Labor Relations Act, continues to be substantial. The year's activities are reported in terms of agents elected, decertifications, strikes, legislation, and demographic analysis. It is concluded that there were no significant events in academic collective bargaining during the year, with faculty unions concentrating resources on servicing their members and preserving affiliations. Large scale organizing for support staff remains high on the unions' agendas. The absence of new legislation remains a problem for those seeking to organize faculty units. (DB)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Organizations, Higher Education, Labor Relations, Negotiation Agreements, Private Sector, Public Sector, Teacher Militancy, Teacher Strikes, Unions
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Baruch College, City University of New York, Lexington Avenue, Box 322, New York, NY 10010.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Labor Relations Board v Yeshiva University