In Local 507, IBEW v. Hastings, the Nebraska Supreme Court has followed the majority rule in declaring that governmental employees do not have collective bargaining rights in the same sense that their counterparts in private enterprise have. The legislative aftermath of this decision became one of the most contested issues of the 1967 unicameral session. The specific rights governmental employees and employee organizations possess after the Hastings decision and the new legislation, as well as the generally expanding role of government in our society, compel a reexamination of the status of the governmental employee.
William E. Marsh,
The Rights of a Public Employee in Nebraska,
46 Neb. L. Rev. 884
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