State Collective Bargaining Policies for Teachers

Source: Emily Workman, Education Commission of the States, Teaching Quality/ Employment, Unions/ Collective Bargaining, December 2011

Collective bargaining, if a state allows it, always occurs at the school district level. State policy, however, influences the process in a number of ways, from prohibiting strikes to dictating the terms of arbitration. This ECS StateNote addresses the fol lowing areas of collective bargaining state policy:
• State Policy
• Coverage/Exclusions
• Scope Of Bargaining
• Right To Work
• Bargaining Impasse Procedures
• Strikes

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