Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations by David Lewin, Bruce E. Kaufman, Paul J. Gollan

By David Lewin, Bruce E. Kaufman, Paul J. Gollan

Quantity 20 of Advances in business and exertions family (AILR) includes seven papers that care for vital elements of employment relationships in a number of industries, international locations and learn contexts. the 1st 3 papers, every one of which analyzes the results of an exogenous variable (e.g., economic adversity, globalization, and new know-how, respectively) on labor-management kinfolk, have particular industry/sector settings, specifically, pubic colleges (primary education), civil aviation and nursing houses (health care), respectively. the 1st and 3rd of those papers are set within the united states, the second one in Britain. the following 4 papers, every one of which analyzes the consequences of enacted or meditated laws on particular features of labor-management family and place of work dispute solution, are set in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the united states, respectively. The examine designs featured in those papers contain quasi-experimental, case experiences, interviews, surveys and simultaneous equation modeling.

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At the school level, principals and union building representatives meet weekly on collaborative leadership teams to discuss school issues, solve problems, and engage in site-based decisionmaking including textbook adoption, school schedules, and the hiring process for each school. Further, last year the district received a grant from AFT’s Innovation Fund to support the development of 10 ABC school-based teams in partnership efforts. These schools will take site-level collaboration, joint governance, and decision-making to an even deeper level.

III. Supportive system infrastructure  An organizational culture that values and supports collaboration  Shared governance and management of the district and strategic alignment  Collaborative structures at all levels in the district  Dense internal organizing of the union as a network  Joint learning opportunities for union and management IV. Sustaining factors  Long-term leadership – both union and management, and recruitment from within  Community engagement  Support from the Board of Education  Support from the National AFT  Importance of supportive and enabling contract language Public School Reform Through Union-Management Collaboration 15 Contextual Motivation or Pivotal Events Crisis or Pivotal Event That Motivated the Change in the Union-Management Relationship.

At the school level, the union and administration have established weekly common planning time for teams to meet in each department or at grade levels. These sessions build capacity and allow teachers to work together to improve their practice with a clear focus on learning, student achievement and curriculum. Schools also have Leadership Teams, Leadership Capacity and Development Teams with teacher-leaders who provide mentoring, and student data-evaluation teams at every grade level. Every teacher in the district serves on a student-data team, and every school develops a comprehensive accountability plan jointly among the teachers, administration, and parents.

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