Collective Bargaining and Multiple Control Gains in Education Crisci, Pat E. and Giancola, Joseph M.

From the national and international implications of privatization as public policy, we turn to the more parochial aspects of teacher negotiations in the United States. In Collective Bargaining and Multiple Control Gains in Education, Dr. Pat E. Crisci and Mr. Joseph M. Giancola examine the willingness of teacher unions to accept contractual concessions that cede them varying degrees of control over management from school boards that cannot afford to offer salary advances.By analyzing the master agreements from 411 Ohio school districts for six contractual items identified as control gains, the authors discerned that such concessions existed to a significant degree in the pacts. That enabled them to isolate four areas in which school management functions are impaired when managerial controls are bartered away and to offer some pragmatic advice on how school boards can reduce such losses.