American Federation of Teachers: Ways Collaboration Can Strengthen Education [Journal]


This special issue of American Educator does highlight this work—the work of labor management collaboration. It features articles on the mounting research showing that partnerships between administrators, teachers, and unions …Continue reading

Improving Government Through Labor Management Collaboration and Employee Ingenuity [Report]

Engineers at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. The facility maintains and modernizes the U.S. Navy's fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Richard Chaffee/Released)

Public employees and their unions are frequent scapegoats when elected officials seek to score political points or contract out government services. But despite what you may have read, there are …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