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Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector: The Experience of Eight States : The Experience of Eight States - Joyce M. Najita

Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector: The Experience of Eight States

The Experience of Eight States

Paperback Published: 30th September 2001
ISBN: 9780765607553
Number Of Pages: 288

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Unlike Europe, where most public sector workers have long been included in collective bargaining agreements, the United States excluded public employees from such legislation until the 1960s and 70s. Since then, union membership in the U. S. has grown more rapidly among public workers than among workers in the private sector. This book provides up-to-date information on public sector collective bargaining in the United States today. The editors' seek to understand the real nature of PSB by examining eight states where the action is taking place -- California, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The chapters offer unique case studies of legal origins, developments, and challenges to collective bargaining; negotiations experience and outcomes; discussion of legislation; and emphasis of histoical development as well as current practice.

Introduction and Overview
Extent of Organization and Representation
The Law of Public Sector Bargaining
Scope of Bargaining
Right to Strike
Impasse Resolution/Interest Arbitration
Grievance Arbitration
Concluding Thoughts
Judicial Review and Legislative Response: The New Jersey Public Sector Collective Bargaining Experience
Unfair Practices
Scope of Negotiations
Mediation and Factfinding
Interest Arbitration
Grievance Arbitration
Grievance and Interest Arbitration in Pennsylvania's Public Sector
Act 195
Representation Issues
Scope of Bargaining
Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution-Act 88
Grievance Arbitration
Act 111
Representation Questions
Dispute Resolution
Grievance Arbitration
Interest Arbitration and Municipal Employee Bargaining-The Wisconsin Experience
Legislative Background
Bargaining Units and Representation
The Impact of Interest Arbitration
The Changed Nature of Bargaining
Municipal Employment Relations Act
Impasse Procedure under MIA (Police and Firefighters Except Milwaukee Police)
Impasse Procedure under MERA (MED/ARB and INT/ARB)
Impasse Procedure Covering Milwaukee Police
Law Enforcement Employees of the Milwaukee Police Department
Police and Fire Arbitration Experience under MIA
Municipal Employees Arbitration Experience under MERA
Teachers and the QEO
The Narcotic Effect, Issues, and Comparables
Public Sector Collective Bargaining in Michigan: Law and Recent Developments
Evolution of Michigan's Public Sector Bargaining Policy
Extent of Unionism
Strike Experience
Scope of Bargaining under PERA
Mediation and Factfinding
Act 312: Compulsory Interest Arbitration for Police and Firefighter Units
Act 112: Legislative and Judicial History
Act 112 and Strikes
Act 112 and the Scope of Bargaining
Act 112: Other Provisions and Effects
Proposal A: A Major Change in School Financing
State Civil Service Employees
Collective Bargaining in California's Public Sector
Early Legislation
George Brown Act
Winton Act
Meyers-Milias-Brown Act
Right to Strike
Binding Interest Arbitration
Past Efforts to Get Comprehensive Labor Law
Aaron Commission
Educational Employment Relations Act
Dills Act
Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act
Agency Fees
Excluded Employees Act
Extent of Organization
Public Schools
State Employees
Higher Education
Local Government
Future Trends
Public Sector Labor Law and Experience in New York State
A Brief Look Back
The Regulatory Agencies
The Public Employment Relations Board
The New York City Office of Collective Bargaining
The Duty To Bargain and the Scope of Bargaining
The Duty To Bargain
Maintaining the Status Quo after a Contract Expires
The Scope of Bargaining
The Management Rights Clause of the NYCCBL
Impasse Resolution under the Taylor Law
Evidence on Mediation and Factfinding
Impasse Resolution under the NYCCBL
Arbitration and Contract Enforcement
The Privatization of New York's Public Services
Summary and Conclusion
Illinois Public Sector Collective Bargaining Legislation: The First Fifteen Years
Senate Bill 536 and House Bill 1530
Extent of Unionization in the Illinois Public Sector
Subsequent Amendments to the IPLRA and the IELRA
Administration of the Acts
Representation Cases
Duty to Bargain Cases
Treatment of Alleged Unilateral Action Cases
Statutory Impasse Procedures
Contract Administration and Grievance Arbitration
Questions Yet To Be Answered under the IPLRA and/or IELRA
Concluding Observations
Essential Employee Strikes and Statutory Arbitration Procedures: The Hawai'I Public Sector Collective Bargaining Experience
The Legal Framework for Collective Bargaining in Hawai'i's Public Sector
Administering Agency: HPERB/HLRB
Statutory Bargaining Units
Scope of Bargaining
The Public Employer
Grievance Arbitration
Limited Right to Strike
Negotiation Impasse Resolution
Impact of Strikes and Adoption of Statutory Arbitration Procedures
Statewide Teachers Strike, 1973
The Firefighter Sickout and Strike Threats, 1974-1979
"Essential" Blue-Collar Workers' Strike, 1979
HGEA Strike, 1994
Protecting the Public Health and Safety: Who Are Essential Employees?
Firefighters (Decision No. 80)
Blue-Collar Workers (Decision No. 119)
Teachers (Decision Nos. 181, 186, and 383)
HGEA Workers (Decision No. 212 and Order No. 1033)
Statutory Arbitration As Strike Alternative
Summary and Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780765607553
ISBN-10: 0765607557
Series: Issues in Work and Human Resources (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 30th September 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.75  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.39