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By Judith Wagner DeCew

Unionization within the Academy offers an authoritative, balanced, and finished remedy of educational unions--their heritage, objective, and the conflicts they reason.

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14. Piper Fogg, “Colleges Have Cut Proportion of Full-Time Faculty Members, Study Finds,” The Chronicle ofHigher Education, November 2,2001, A17. 15. I am indebted to Professor Jumth Stanton for this point. 16. Elmuti and Kathawala, “Unionization Impact on Overall Compensation Dimensions,” 13. 17. Peter Monaghan, “Technology and the Unions,” The Chronicle ofHigher Education, February 10,1995. 18. Scott Smallwood, “A Faculty Strike in Hawaii Shuts Down Public Education,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 27, 2001, A16.

They viewed collective bargaining as a rational and equitable method for accomplishing important goals when relations were distant and impersonal and agreement was apparently unreachable through traditional academic means, accordmg to Hutcheson. "^^ Seventh, at least in the last decade, economic factors, adrmnistrative efficiency, and pressure on the “bottom line” have continued to play a role in the rise of unionization,but these have been exacerbated with harsh attacks on academia and the professoriate.

Brown, Academic Politics, 136. 49. Rhoades, Managed Professionals, shares this concern, saying “the contracts make clear that in the current context it makes little sense to distinguish between financial and curricular decisions, as is so often found in the higher education literature,” p. 269. 50. Bodah, “Significant Labor and Employment Law Issues,’’ 26246,325. 51. Rhoades, Managed Professionals, 250-60. This Page Intentionally Left Blank Two ARGUMENTSF O R A N D A G A I N S T FACULTY U N I O N S , AND THE P R O B L E M OF LEGITIMACY T here are many diverse arguments that have been given both in favor and against unionization among college and university faculty, and these often reflect faculty views on unions and reasons for the rise of unions described in the last chapter.

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