PUBLIC SERVICE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING: A SOCIAL REFORM; A NEW WAY OF LIFE

THE GROWTH OF UNIONIZATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN PUBLIC SERVICES REALLY STARTED IN THE LATE 1950'S. GOVERNMENT HAS ENCOURAGED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, HOWEVER, IT HAS VIEWED IT WITH SOMETHING LESS THAN ENTHUSIASM AMONG ITS OWN EMPLOYEES. THE FIRST REAL INROAD TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES WAS WON IN 1958 IN NEW YORK CITY, AND IT SPREAD IN THE 60'S TO ALL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT. THE REST OF THE ARTICLE GIVES AN OVERVIEW OF AND EXPERIENCES UNDER WISCONSIN'S EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS LAW FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; WISCONSIN HAS BEEN A FORERUNNER IN THE ENACTMENT OF LABOR LEGISLATION. PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WERE GIVEN BARGAINING RIGHTS HERE IN 1959, AND THE WISCONSIN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION (WERC) ADMINISTERS THIS LAW. A SUMMARY OF THE STATE EMPLOYMENT LABOR RELATIONS ACT, ENACTED IN 1966, IS GIVEN, AS WELL AS THE 1972 REVISION TO IT.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 17-27
  • Monograph Title: Unionization in highway and state transportation departments
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 03090201502
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1973 12:00AM