To Collect and Preserve: The State of State-Level CBA Collections in the U.S.
Geraci, Aliqae; DelRosso, Jim
In order to evaluate the preservation and accessibility of public sector collective bargaining documentation in the United States, the authors conducted a fifty-state survey of public sector CBA collections. The study generated relevant data in four key areas: the presence of such collections, the scope of existing collections with regard to covered employees, the depth of those collections when compared to historical collective bargaining in a given state, and the relationship between a perceived legal mandate for collection and the presence of such collections. The authors discuss the public policy implications of their findings, and areas for further study, action, and advocacy.
public sector; public records; labor unions; collective bargaining agreements; collective bargaining
Required Publisher Statement: © United Association for Labor Education. Final version published as: Geraci, A., & DelRosso, J. (2017). To collect and preserve: The state of state-level CBA collections in the U.S. Labor Studies Journal, 43(3), 165-179. doi: 10.1177/0160449X17703485 Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.