Emerging Issues in Collective Bargaining Howard Bunsis Professor

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Emerging Issues in Collective Bargaining Howard Bunsis Professor of Accounting President, Eastern Michigan University

Emerging Issues in Collective Bargaining Howard Bunsis Professor of Accounting President, Eastern Michigan University AAUP 1

Roadmap n Health Care Issues n Compensation n Contingent Faculty n Fact Finding 2

Roadmap n Health Care Issues n Compensation n Contingent Faculty n Fact Finding 2

Health Care Inflation per Kaiser 2006 Study 3 Source: http: //www. kff. org/insurance/ehbs 092606

Health Care Inflation per Kaiser 2006 Study 3 Source: http: //www. kff. org/insurance/ehbs 092606 nr. cfm

Health Care Cost Increases 6. 8% in 2006 4

Health Care Cost Increases 6. 8% in 2006 4

Kaiser Study on Contributions 5

Kaiser Study on Contributions 5

Kaiser Study: Type of Plans 6

Kaiser Study: Type of Plans 6

Future of Health Care n President Edwards: Employer-based health plans still exist n President

Future of Health Care n President Edwards: Employer-based health plans still exist n President Mc. Cain: High Deductible Health Plans n President ? ? : National Health Insurance n President ? ? : No more employer-based health care 7

Compensation Issues n National AAUP 2005 -06 Results n Chronicle of Higher Education n

Compensation Issues n National AAUP 2005 -06 Results n Chronicle of Higher Education n Faculty n Upper-level administrators n Mid-level administrators n In collective bargaining, compensation less additional out-of-pocket health care costs should be considered 8

Employment Cost Index 9

Employment Cost Index 9

Contingent Faculty n Will there be specific metrics in contracts? n Percent based on

Contingent Faculty n Will there be specific metrics in contracts? n Percent based on headcount n Percent based on credit hours n Percent based on sections taught 10

More Contingent Issues n Replacement of retiring faculty n Guarantees? n Gain from the

More Contingent Issues n Replacement of retiring faculty n Guarantees? n Gain from the “swap” n Different union representation of different faculty groups 11

Fact Finding as a Remedy to Stalled Negotiations n California n Eastern Michigan n

Fact Finding as a Remedy to Stalled Negotiations n California n Eastern Michigan n Ohio Universities n Lack of agreement on what a raise costs 12