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Strunk, Katharine O.; Cowen, Joshua M.; Goldhaber, Dan; Marianno, Bradley D.; Kilbride, Tara; Theobald, Roddy – Educational Policy, 2018
We examine more than 1,000 collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) in place across California, Michigan, and Washington. We investigate the prevalence of a set of 43 key provisions between and within these states, providing the first comprehensive comparison of CBA terms using data drawn from economically and demographically different districts,…
Descriptors: Unions, Teacher Associations, State Policy, Correlation
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Marianno, Bradley D.; Kilbride, Tara; Theobald, Roddy; Strunk, Katharine O.; Cowen, Joshua M.; Goldhaber, Dan – Educational Policy, 2018
There is considerable speculation and some empirical evidence that teacher collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) in urban school districts are more restrictive to district administrators than CBAs in other districts. We build on prior work by comparing urban with nonurban CBAs in three states--California, Michigan, and Washington--and, for a set…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Negotiation Agreements, School Districts, Urban Schools
Goldhaber, Dan; Lavery, Lesley; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2012
A large literature on teacher collective bargaining describes the potential influence of provisions in teacher union contracts, but little is known about the determinants of these provisions. Using a unique dataset of every active teacher collective bargaining agreement in Washington state, we find that the proximity of two districts is a…
Descriptors: Unions, Collective Bargaining, Teacher Associations, Interpersonal Relationship