TITLE

COMPULSORY ARBITRATION: THE CASE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA TEACHERS

AUTHOR(S)
Thompson, Mark; Cairnie, James
PUB. DATE
October 1973
SOURCE
ILR Review;Oct73, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
More recently, the growth of unionism and collective bargaining in public sectors has revived interest in compulsory arbitration. This article examines the system of compulsory arbitration that has regulated labor relations for all public school teachers in British Columbia for thirty-six years. Industrial relations in the major provinces of Canada tend to display distinct characteristics. British Columbia occupies an area greater than California, Oregon, and Washington combined and is economically dependent on primary industries, particularly forest products and mining. The labor movement is dominated by large international unions, with traditions of local autonomy, militance, and left-wing political action. For most of the twentieth century, British Columbia has had relatively conservative governments. This combination of economic and political factors has produced turbulent labor relations in British Columbia. Formal labor-management negotiations in British Columbia school districts began in an atmosphere of conflict.
ACCESSION #
4461167

 

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