1st Edition

Collective Bargaining in Higher Education Best Practices for Promoting Collaboration, Equity, and Measurable Outcomes

Edited By Daniel J. Julius Copyright 2022
    422 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    422 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This is one of the first compilations on collective bargaining in higher education reflecting the work of scholars, practitioners, and employer and union advocates. It offers a practical and comprehensive resource to higher education leaders responsible for developing, managing, and maintaining collective bargaining relationships with academic personnel.

    Offering views from an experienced and diverse group, this book explores how to manage relationships in collaborative, transparent, and equitable ways, best practices for meaningful outcome measures, and approaches for framing collective bargaining as a long-term process that benefits the institution. This volume provides an overview of the contemporary landscape, benchmark measures of success, and practical advice focusing on advancing collaborative, equitable, and sustainable labor relations approaches in higher education.

    Designed for administrators, union leaders, elected officials, and policy makers, at all stages of their careers as well as for faculty and students in graduate programs, this volume serves as an invaluable resource for those who endeavor to conceptualize, conduct, manage, and implement collective bargaining in more mutually effective and beneficial ways for all parties.


    1. The History and Study of Faculty Unions and Collective Bargaining in the United States
    Timothy Reese Cain

    2. Symbiosis and Tensions: Shared Governance and Unions
    Adrianna Kezar and Jude Paul Matias Dizon

    3. Graduate Student Unionization
    Nicholas DiGiovanni, Jr.

    4. Legal Developments in Higher Education Collective Bargaining
    Michael W. Klein

    5. Mediation in the Resolution of Collective Bargaining Disputes
    Ira B. Lobel

    6. A Tale of Two Universities; Complex in Different Ways
    Margaret E. Winters

    7. A New Morning in Higher Education Collective Bargaining, 2013-2019
    William A. Herbert

    8. Collective Bargaining and Social Justice in the post Covid Digital Era
    Daniel J. Julius


    9. Case Study: City University of New York
    Pamela S. Silverblatt

    10. Case Study: State University of New York
    Raymond L. Haines, Jr.

    11. Case Study: University of California
    Nadine Baron Fishel

    12. Case Study: Northern Michigan University
    Dale Kapla

    13. Case Study: University of Delaware
    Matthew J. Kinservik

    14. Case Study: University of Florida
    William Wesley Connellan

    15. Case Study: Portland State University/Oregon Employment Relations Board
    Shelly Chabon, Janet Gillman, and Leanne Serbulo


    16. Reflections from Faculty/Scholars
    James N. Baron, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Paula Knopf, Thomas A. Kochan, David Lewin, Risa L. Lieberwitz, Daphne Taras

    17. Reflections from Institutional/Administrative Leaders
    Matthew M. Bodah, Neil S. Bucklew, Jeffery F. Cross, James M. Glaser, Joseph Glover, James R. Johnsen, Jason E. Lane, Barbara A. Lee, Terrence MacTaggart and Tracy Bigney, Patricia A. Prelock

    18. Reflections from Employee/Union Advocates
    Ernst Benjamin, Wassim Garzouzi, Bill Lyne, Mike Mauer, Derryn Moten, Scott L. Pratt, Eve Weinbaum​


    Daniel J. Julius is the former Provost and Senior Vice President, now Professor of Management at New Jersey City University, Adjunct Professor at University at Albany, SUNY, and affiliated as a Visiting Fellow at the School of Management at Yale University