ERIC Number: ED380041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Faculty Strikes in Higher Education: 1966-1994.
Annunziato, Frank R.
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions Newsletter, v22 n4 Nov/Dec 1994
Over the 29-year period from 1966 to 1994, the number of faculty strikes recorded by the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions totaled 163. They transpired in 96 two-year and 67 four-year institutions. The vast majority involved faculty members employed at public sector colleges and universities. The highest number of faculty strikes occurred in the 1970s; for the first 5 years of the 1990s, faculty strike activity has been the lowest recorded. The strikes took place in only 15 states, with Michigan, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey being the top 5 states for faculty work stoppages. Fifteen colleges and universities experienced more than two faculty strikes. Local unions affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers participated in almost one-half of all the strikes, with the American Association of University Professors involved in one-quarter and local unions affiliated with the National Education Association involved in almost 20 percent. A table lists the strikes in chronological order, giving the name of the college or university and its state, the collective bargaining agent involved, status as a two-year or four-year college, and strike duration. (JDD)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Colleges, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Labor Problems, Public Colleges, Strikes, Teacher Strikes, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Unions, Universities
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Baruch College, 17 Lexington Ave., Box G-1050, New York, NY 10010 (annual subscription $30, single copy $7.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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.