International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Attitudes about Teacher Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining: Results from a National Sample
Clifford B. Donn, Brenda J. Kirby

A national random sample of adults indicates that most respondents support the right of teachers to engage in collective bargaining over terms and conditions of employment. Most also believe that public schools in their state give most students a good education and that schools would not give students a better education if teachers were not unionized. Regression analysis indicates that such attitudes are common across demographic groups. These results suggest that there may not be widespread public support for the legislative attempts in several states to rescind or sharply limit the collective bargaining rights of teachers (and other public employees).

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