By September 15, 1973, 150 collective bargaining agreements existed in the area of higher education. The grievance procedures in 118 contracts covering 54 four-year colleges and 113 two-year colleges have been reviewed in research at the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education. In these 118 contracts, 16 four-year contracts provide for binding arbitration of disputes and 2 provide for advisory arbitration. In the two-year college contracts, 68 provide for binding arbitration and 8 provide for advisory arbitration.
Both the number of arbitrations which have arisen and are likely to arise in the future under these contracts, and the types of issues and their limitations will, I think, raise continuing problems for the arbitration process in the university.