Why do schools bargain with employee unions? How do negotiations work? What are the differences between traditional and interest-based bargaining? What happens at impasse? If any, or all, of these questions are on your mind, this workshop is intended for you. Back to basics: Negotiations 101 is designed for anyone unfamiliar with collective bargaining in Ohio's public schools. We will cover negotiations from beginning to end. Our focus will be on the entire context of negotiations, from Ohio law and the State Employment Relations Board through team selection, proposal/counterproposal development, at-the-table negotiations, impasse procedures and different bargaining methods. There will be ample time for questions and answers.
Whether you are an administrator or board member, if collective bargaining is new to you or you don't understand all parts of the process, this workshop will improve your knowledge and skills in this complex area. Presenters will be Van D. Keating, director of management services, and Renee L. Fambro, deputy director of labor relations, OSBA.