1974: Collective Bargaining in Libraries

 

Allerton Park Institute Proceedings (no. 20, 1974); Edited by Frederick A. Schlipf

The twentieth annual Allerton Park Institute, at which the papers in this book were originally presented, was designed to examine in an unemotional way the field of library unionization. Rather than to examine once again the good or evil inherent in collective bargaining, or to provide helpful pointers for fending off this development, the Institute was designed to present a thorough overview of the way in which collective bargaining actually functions in libraries. This was accomplished by reviewing the background and current problems of library unionization, providing participants with a basic knowledge of collective bargaining methods and techniques, and examining the impact of collective bargaining on various types of libraries.

The complete text of the Institute is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Labor Relations Training Center. Bureau of Training. U.S. Civil Service Commission (Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)

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  • Wasserman, Don (Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    During the past decade a rapid change has been taking place in public employment: public sector employees of all types are joining employee organizations. Unlike the employee organizations of the past, these are being formed ...

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  • Wagner, Martin (Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    In preparing this discussion on grievances I have made two assumptions. First, I assume that an established collective bargaining relationship exists. I am not suggesting that this relationship is necessarily desirable, ...

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  • Stern, James L. (Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    Before examining the various alternatives used to resolve public sector labor disputes, it seems sensible to set forth explicitly some of the underlying value judgments that, in effect, provide the framework within which ...

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  • Schneid, Martin H. (Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    Any meaningful discussion of recognition and bargaining units must include general aspects of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and reference to specific provisions, policies and procedures which have a significant, if ...

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