Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2012

Publication Source

School Business Affairs

Abstract

When the economy is depressed, resources are limited, mandates are overwhelming, and the organizational climate in the district is souring, education leaders and teachers union officials often brace themselves for contentious negotiations. Poor economic conditions affect the district’s ability to offer raises, maintain current benefit levels, and provide adequate instructional programs, supplies, and equipment. Some districts are forced to cut staff positions to balance their budgets.

Amidst this turmoil in education and an already- heightened public awareness and concern about accountability and transparency, recent legislative attempts have attacked the rights of public workers to bargain collectively.

Inclusive pages

19-21

ISBN/ISSN

0036-651X

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

This article originally appeared in the May 2012 School Business Affairs magazine and is reprinted with permission of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). The text herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of ASBO International, and use of this imprint does not imply any endorsement or recognition by ASBO International and its officers or affiliates.

Permission documentation on file.

Publisher

Association of School Business Officials International

Volume

78

Issue

5

Place of Publication

Reston, VA


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