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Ryburn, Ty M. – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
A challenge public organizations face in motivating their workforces is the strong union influence. In 2018, the United States Supreme Court abolished agency fees in the public sector, changing the landscape of union membership. In examining the unique motivational factors of public sector employees, Perry and Wise developed a theory called public…
Descriptors: Government Employees, City Government, Public Service Occupations, Motivation
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Mahlangu, Vimbi Petrus – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2019
The paper investigated education capture and the interference of teacher unions in schools by their involvement in the corruption of selling teacher posts. Qualitative approach, an interpretive paradigm and capture theory of regulation were used in understanding the phenomenon of education capture. Methods used in gathering information consist of…
Descriptors: Unions, School Districts, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
Kuryla, John – American Educator, 2019
Professional educators--in the classroom, library, counseling center, or anywhere in between--share one overarching goal: ensuring all students receive the rich, well-rounded education they need to be productive, engaged citizens. In this regular feature, we explore the work of professional educators--their accomplishments and their challenges--so…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Unions, Presidents, Union Members
Paxton, Rebekah – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2019
On average, only about 16 percent of annual union dues paid by members in 19 Massachusetts public school districts stayed with local union chapters. The remaining 84 percent of dues revenue went directly to the state (Massachusetts Teachers Association) and national (National Education Association) union affiliates. But what about public higher…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Unions, Union Members, Fees
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Ross, Stephanie; Savage, Larry; Watson, James – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2021
This article explores the relationship between unionization and academic freedom protections for sessional faculty in Ontario universities. Specifically, we compare university policies and contract provisions with a view to determining whether unionized sessionals hired on a per-course basis have stronger academic freedom protections than their…
Descriptors: Nontenured Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Unions
Kroeger, Teresa; McNicholas, Celine; Wilpert, Marni von; Wolfe, Julia – Economic Policy Institute, 2018
The nation's oldest labor laws give employees the fundamental rights to organize and join a union. An increasing number of graduate student workers across the country are seeking to exercise these rights at the private universities where they work while they pursue their education. During the 2011-2012 school year, 12.1 percent of all graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Unions, Union Members, Research Assistants
Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2019
Given the time and money invested in higher education by students, parents and governments, there is considerable interest in the economic outcomes of postsecondary graduates. Most assessments of recent graduates have focused on their short-term, early labour market results. As new entrants to the labour force, recent postsecondary graduates may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, College Graduates, Income
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Kim, Jhong Yun; Keane, Andrew – Journal of Career Development, 2021
In this study, we examined the contributing factors to the job satisfaction of employees in Korean organizations. We utilized hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), in conjunction with data collected from the Seventh Human Capital Corporate Panel survey conducted by the Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor, to investigate antecedents of job…
Descriptors: Employees, Job Satisfaction, Individual Characteristics, Psychological Needs
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Maguire, Meg; Braun, Annette; Ball, Stephen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article draws on case studies of four English schools to explore some of the ways in which trade union representatives in these schools see their roles and the role of their unions in relation to how policy gets done in their schools. The article attempts two things. First, it details and describes some discomforts, oppositions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Nunez, Isabel – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This paper seeks to enrich the conversation on biographical research in education by adding the stories of contemporary union leaders who are seeking to educate their memberships, the communities they serve, and society as a whole. Karen Lewis of the Chicago Teachers Union, Bob Peterson of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education, and Barbara Madeloni of…
Descriptors: Leaders, Leadership Qualities, School Effectiveness, Social Justice
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Evans, Matthew – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
This article reflects upon the neoliberalisation of higher education and its effects on teaching practice. It is argued that a neoliberal discourse of teaching excellence has the effect of working against, and potentially undermining, the emancipatory potential of higher education. The article reflects upon attempts to navigate disciplinary power…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Neoliberalism, Educational Practices
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Baskan, Gulsun Atanur; Ayda, Nedime Karasel – Education Sciences, 2018
The aim of this study is to establish the problems in training teachers who will be working at primary schools in the North Cyprus based on the opinions of faculty members, school administrators, teachers, and unionists. Using the qualitative research approach, open-ended, semi-structured questions developed by the authors were directed to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Education, Problems
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Marianno, Bradley D.; Strunk, Katharine O. – Education Next, 2018
In "Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31", the U.S. Supreme Court ended the practice of enabling public-sector unions to collect "fair-share" or "agency" fees from employees who decline to join. Although federal law prohibits requiring workers to join a union as a…
Descriptors: Unions, Activism, Fees, Union Members
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Konik, I.; Konik, A. – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This article explores the possibility that the recent #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall student protests at South African universities may be partially underpinned by grief over a dying essentialist assemblage in the wake of the 2012 Marikana massacre--which saw the assemblage severed from the State Apparatus in a way that spelled its doom.…
Descriptors: Activism, Grief, Models, Advocacy
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Ghosn, Emma; Akkary, Rima Karami – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
Teacher unions worldwide are being criticized for disregarding their responsibility as professionals towards education and students. Critics have claimed that teacher unions tend to protect incompetent teachers, place their own needs and interests above their students, and continuously demand for financial increases even when there is more urgency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Unions, Neoliberalism
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