Interest-Based Collective Bargaining: A Union Perspective [Video]

MEP Video

Join Nancy E. Peace, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Education Partnership and Chandler Creedon, President of the Franklin, MA Education Association for an informative discussion of Interest-Based Collective Bargaining. Recorded …Continue reading

Arbitrator as Consensus Builder: Opportunities and Challenges in the Changing Labor Relations Environment [Article]

At the National Academy of Arbitrators’ (NAA’s) 2011 Fall Education Conference in Miami, Florida, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) offered a one-day pre-conference training for NAA members interested …Continue reading

Labor-Management Cooperation and Interest-Based Bargaining in Education [Article]

During the past twenty years, the tenor of labor-management relationships and the way that parties negotiate their collective bargaining agreements have evolved. In education, as well as other public and …Continue reading

Contract Negotiations Between Homewood-Flossmoor High School (Illinois) and the Teachers Union [Video]

Homewood-Flossmoor District Negotiations

The case study that follows illustrates the use of interest-based ideas in a contract negotiation between the Homewood-Flossmoor school district in Illinois and its teachers union. Following a very tumultuous …Continue reading

“Working Better Together”: Practical guide for unions, officials, managers to improve services [E-book]


This book is written to help both labor and management be more successful in creating and maintaining their relationships with each other and their stakeholders. This is not a book …Continue reading

Declaring peace in teacher contract talks [Opinion]

by Lawrence Harmon – The Boston Globe – Contract negotiations between teachers’ unions and school districts often resemble the Civil War naval battle between the ironclads Merrimac and Monitor: Each …Continue reading