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

Edited By

Daniel J. Julius

ISBN 9780367687748
Published November 11, 2021 by Routledge
422 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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​

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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