Public Sector Collective Negotiations in New Jersey: The Past Thirty Years

James W. Mastriani and Jeffrey B. Tener

DOI: 10.2190/UEAR-YVG6-KDL2-Y1K1


An overview of the principal developments in New Jersey employer-employee relations between 1968 and 1998. The article discusses the origins of the state s system of collective negotiations, the changing nature of the legislation, and the impact of the courts. Much of the article focuses on how the New Jersey courts have influenced the collective negotiations system by their rulings on scope of negotiations, disciplinary boundaries, and standards to be applied by arbitrators in resolving contract impasses.

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