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

Quantity 20 of Advances in business and hard work family members (AILR) includes seven papers that take care of vital facets of employment relationships in numerous industries, nations and examine contexts. the 1st 3 papers, every one of which analyzes the results of an exogenous variable (e.g., financial adversity, globalization, and new expertise, 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 subsequent 4 papers, each one of which analyzes the consequences of enacted or reflected laws on particular elements of labor-management family and place of work dispute answer, are set in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the united states, respectively. The learn designs featured in those papers contain quasi-experimental, case reports, interviews, surveys and simultaneous equation modeling.

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At the district level, committees composed of union members and administrators meet regularly to discuss the curriculum, school calendar, Public School Reform Through Union-Management Collaboration 27 professional development, instruction, and materials. For example, a textbook adoption committee composed of a majority of teachers selected by the union convenes to pick a handful of books that they feel best covers the subject matter in question. The selected textbooks are then sent to every school in the district for consideration by relevant faculty members.

All of these districts have invested heavily in creating opportunities for union leaders and administrators to learn together through shared experiences. This allows for both knowledge acquisition (human capital) and the development of stronger relationships (social capital) between leaders. These opportunities have included sending large numbers – in some cases hundreds – of union leaders and principals to the AFT’s QuEST conference; AFT’s Center for School Improvement (CSI): AFT’s Educational Research and Dissemination (ER&D), university-based programs for union and management leaders; corporate leadership programs; and extensive educational and planning retreats within the districts themselves.

To guide their collaborative efforts, the parties developed the following six principles emphasizing the importance of student achievement, teaching excellence, and mutual support: 1. All students can succeed and we will not accept any excuse that prevents that from happening at ABC. We will work together to promote student success. 2. All needed support will be made available to schools to ensure every student succeeds. We will work together to ensure that happens. 3. The top 5 percent of teachers in our profession should teach our students.

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