ERIC Number: ED335977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Unionization among College Faculty, 1991.
Douglas, Joel M., Ed.
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions Newsletter, v19 n1 Jan-Feb 1991
This newsletter issue provides an analysis of faculty union organizing and agent elections involving the American Association of University Professors, the National Education Association, and the American Federation of Teachers and their local affiliates. Activity levels of independent unions, "no-agent" elections, decertifications, and strikes are also reported. Additional information is presented concerning legislative activity in state legislatures as well as a discussion of the refinement of the Faculty and Non-Faculty Directories that continues to be carried out. It is noted that collective bargaining in higher education remains a viable option for college faculty, and that approximately 30% of the nation's professoriate is covered by collective bargaining agreements. Collective bargaining in higher education, however, has shown evidence of being less adversarial than in previous years and of becoming increasingly a public sector phenomenon. Additionally, collective bargaining litigation appears to have diminished in 1990. There is now a growing awareness of collective bargaining for non-faculty (the number of unions vying for agent status for non-faculty is greater than for faculty), and this non-faculty group coupled with faculty bargaining now constitute a major aspect of the higher education employment relationship. Tables and graphs present trends in faculty bargaining agents and collective bargaining agreements. (GLR)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Elections, Employer Employee Relationship, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Teacher Strikes, Trend Analysis, Union Members, 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 ($6.25).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Serials
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.