Date of Award

Fall 1986

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Martin, Thomas

Second Advisor

Dupuis, A.

Third Advisor

Thom, Carl G.


The purpose of this investigation was to determine if the use of various teacher pressure tactics over a period of years had an impact in the attainment of collective bargaining goals by teachers. Eighty moderate-sized Wisconsin districts were studied to determine the extent to which unions used militant tactics and if those which were more militant were more successful in attaining bargaining goals in the years 1974, 1977, and 1984. Three null hypotheses predicting no significant relationship between militancy and contract achievement for each of the three years of the study were tested. Data were subjected to stepwise multiple regression. All three hypotheses were rejected. Teacher militancy was found to be a significant variable in predicting contract achievement.



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