Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Kenneth Burkholder


Collective bargaining by governmental employees and their employers is a reality in many divisions of state government. As of 1972, twenty-eight of the fifty states had enacted laws governing the process of collective bargaining between the state and its public employees. Seventeen of these twenty-eight states had separate and specific provisions in their laws for the process of collective bargaining between public school teachers and their boards of education.


A Field Project Presented to the Department of Educational Administration and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education