The question of whether the collective bargining procedures that have developed in the private sector fit the public sector is considered. The collective bargaining process is seen to consist of bargaining, lobbying, electioneering, exhorting and politicking (bleeping). In the transportation field, the process developed more and more toward the type of collective bargaining that exists in the private sector. As the bargaining or bleeping process develops, there is inevitable movement toward larger units or units that are more influenced by what occurs in other units. Also, the depth of the decision making process increases with the increasing number of political jurisdictions in the cities. The question of who is the decision maker is considered. The dominant factors in making collective bargaining work in the public sector are problems of decision making by the employer and the question of fare.

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  • Publication Date: 1978

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