Collective Bargaining Systems
This section provides Collective Bargaining Systems Information in the U.S. and Canada on teacher collective bargaining statutes and systems. Follow this link for a review on Critical Preparations for Bargaining
. Follow this link for a description of teachers' union tactics
used against school districts.
- The National of State Legislatures created a Collective Bargaining and Labor Union Legislation Database. Current legislation on labor unions and collective bargaining is available in a searchable database. You can search all collective bargaining or labor union related bills by leaving the boxes blank or select specific topics from the topic list. [Includes Negotiations and Teachers/Schools categories.]
- The Education Commission of the States has a number of reports that give some basic information about collective bargaining in the U.S. The most relevant reports are included below:
- State Collective Bargaining Policies for Teachers. This ECS State Note provides data on collective bargaining in the states, including which states have such legislation, who is covered, the scope of coverage, impasse procedures and whether or not strikes are permitted. (Michael Colasanti, Education Commission of the States, January 2008)
- Statewide Teacher Salary Schedules. Report from Education Commission of the States. Twenty-one states have statewide salary schedules. In most cases these schedules set minimum salaries for teachers throughout the states. Local districts are allowed to pay teachers more than these minimum amounts. (Compiled by Molly Burke, ECS, updated July 2005).
- Summary Chart CB Scope of Bargaining 2004 compiled by NEA. The chart is not intended as a complete summary of the case law. Obtained from www.stopteacherstrikes.com
- Summary chart CB Laws 2005 2005 Update by NEA.
- Collective Bargaining Rights for Education Employees in the United States. From the NEA, this 2003 chart identifies the type bargaining rights for K-12 teachers, community college and higher education faculty and support staff in the states. It also identifies the method by which employees may organize, the dispute resolution process used and whether there is a right to strike. Source is reported to be: NEA Media Relations Outreach Specialist, Jasmine Lyons (JLyons@nea.org).