ERIC Number: ED364995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Collective Bargaining and the School Board Member; A Practical Perspective for the 1990s. [Revised.]
Booth, Ronald R.
This handbook is designed to serve as a guide to help school boards understand collective bargaining and the labor-management relationships in their districts. Chapter 1 describes what school-board members need to know. Chapter 2 discusses some of the political and legal realities that school boards face in the collective-bargaining process. Chapters 3 and 4 depict how bargaining works and describe some alternative bargaining styles. The fifth chapter examines the board's reaction to union demands, with a focus on building credibility. Chapters 6 and 7 offer guidelines for preparing to bargain and understanding roles and responsibilities. The eighth and ninth chapters describe strategies for resolving a negotiation impasse and responding to a teachers' strike. Ten concluding recommendations are offered in the final chapter. Four tables and a glossary are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Boards of Education, Collective Bargaining, Conflict Resolution, Contracts, Elementary Secondary Education, Grievance Procedures, Labor Problems, Labor Relations, Negotiation Agreements, Negotiation Impasses, School Districts, Teacher Strikes, Unions
Illinois Association of School Boards, 430 East Vine Street, Springfield, IL 62703.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Association of School Boards, Springfield.