This is the homepage for EDG/EDL 510, Labor-Management Relations
in the School Setting, at Le Moyne College. Suggestions about this page are most welcome.
Please send them to Cliff Donn.
The course will be offered for the second time in the Spring 2009
|The syllabus, reading
list and class scheule for the course can be found here.
|For the Spring 2009 semester, EDG/EDL 510 will be offered
Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 227 of Coyne Science Center.
|The principal text for the course is Collective Bargaining
in Education: Negotiating Change in Today’s Schools, edited by
Jane Hannaway and Andrew J. Rotherham. It is available in paperback and
we'll be reading most of it.
|Reserve List: The list
of items sent to the library to be place on reserve is here. Many of these
(but not all) will be accessible by electronic reserve (i.e. from any computer
with internet access). See the "announcements" link for instructions
in accessing electronic reserve items.
|Announcements: Look here
for changes in the class schedule, room locations, what to do in case of
bad weather, interesting meetings, etc.
in any assignments will be listed here. At various times you will also find
links to case materials that we'll be using in class.
|Citations: This is a rather
detailed discussion of plagiarism and citation styles that are acceptable
in this class for any written material submitted during the course of the
semester. Have a look because normal APA style is not acceptable.
|Office Hours: Class schedule
and office hours for instructor Cliff Donn
|Cases: You are welcome to attend arbitration, mediation and/or fact finding cases with Cliff. However this does not serve as an excuse to miss any of your other classes so please check with your other instructors to make sure that this is not a problem. You can earn extra credit in this class by attending such a case with Cliff and writing a one-page description and analysis of what you observe. In order to attend a case, you must sign up on Cliff's office door. You must also call him the night before to make certain the case has not been cancelled (many are).
|The links in this section may be useful to you in finding
information about Education laws, policies and unions.
|The American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
is a union primarily of teachers (but organizing other school personnel
as well. It has long been an advocate of collective bargaining for teachers.
The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)
is the New York State branch of the AFT and the union to which most teachers
belong in the Central New York region.
|The home page of the National Council on Teacher Quality has a new database that allows you to look at and download collective bargaining agreements and to search them for particular topics. At the moment the only one included for New York State is New York City.
|The National Education Association (NEA)
is the largest organization of teachers (administrators can join too) in
the United States. It initially opposed collective bargaining for teachers
but now actively engages in bargaining in districts where it represents
teachers or other school employees.
|The New York State Education
Department is the place to look for a variety of laws and regulations
governing human resource issues in public schools.
|The New York State Public Employment Relations Board is the agency responsible for overseeing union organization and collective bargaining in New York State's public agencies (state and local) including its school districts. This agency supervises union election and representation procedures, provides assistance in negotiating impasses, rules on improper practices, and in other ways administers and enforces the Taylor Law.
|The School Administrators Association of New York State
(SAANYS) represents the interests of
school administrators in collective bargaining and other contexts.
The United States Department
of Education is the place to look for information on a variety of
policies and issues that affect public schools as well as private and