A CROSS-SECTIONAL ANALYSIS OF TEACHER STRIKE ACTIVITY
DANE M. PARTRIDGE
AbstractA previous study, by Horn, McGuire, and Tomkiewicz , examined teacher strikes during the 1975-1978 period and found that they were more likely to occur in states that employ meet-and-confer as opposed to collective negotiations. The present study extends the efforts of Horn et al. by revising the measure of the bargaining environment and expanding the time period studied. Contrary to the earlier findings, the results here indicate that strike activity is positively related to the proportion of school districts engaged in collective negotiations with teachers as well as the proportion engaged in meet-and-confer relations. No support is found for the proposition that collective negotiations labor relations policies are negatively associated with strike activity.
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