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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 16

17 Oct 2014 1:20 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Vancouver, BC.  Confidential documents part of court battle between B.C. teachers and government, The Vancouver Sun
In addition to deciding who ultimately has power over the terms of collective labour agreements, the B.C. Court of Appeal must decide whether confidential cabinet documents used in evidence can be released publicly. The case in question is an appeal of B.C. Supreme Court Justice Susan Griffin's decision earlier this year in support of teachers' rights to...
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Confidential+documents+part+court+battle+between+teachers/10295923/story.html


2. Long Beach, CA.  Cal State and Its Faculty Reach Tentative Contract Deal, CSU Public Affairs
The California State University (CSU) and the California Faculty Association (CFA) have reached a tentative agreement on a multi-year successor contract. The agreement, which covers more than 23,000 instructional faculty, coaches, librarians and counselors...
http://blogs.calstate.edu/pa/news/?p=5205


3. Buffalo, NY.  Tough contract talks await BTF and Buffalo schools, Insurance News Net
Education has changed dramatically in the past decade, with a litany of new state and federal policies placing unprecedented pressure on school systems and teachers. One thing, however, has remained the same during that time -- the Buffalo Teachers Federation contract...
http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/10/14/tough-contract-talks-await-btf-and-buffalo-schools-a-567613.html#.VED3HfldWSo


4. Vancouver BC.  Collective bargaining rights endangered by government position in appeal, teachers say, The Vancouver Sun
The teachers' side is arguing that B.C. Supreme Court Justice Susan ... Rogers said that consultation is not a substitute for collective bargaining.
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Collective+bargaining+rights+endangered+government+position+appeal+teachers/10292905/story.html


5. Beaver Falls, PA.  Labor hearing examiner says Blackhawk teachers' contract valid, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
After four board seats changed hands in December, the new board in February voted, 6-2, to revoke the collective bargaining agreement, raising ...
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2014/10/15/Labor-board-says-Blackhawk-teachers-contract/stories/201410150196


6. Cranston, RI.   Cranston teachers reach tentative labor contract; no salary increase this year, The Providence Journal
Longevity bonuses are unchanged: Teachers with at least 20 years of ... Education Program and was interfering with teachers' collective-bargaining ...
http://www.providencejournal.com/news/education/20141016-cranston-teachers-reach-tentative-labor-contract-no-salary-increase-this-year.ece


7. Belvidere, IL.  Belvidere Teacher's Union and School Board Reach TentativeContract Agreement, My Stateline
After over 4 hours of negotiations with a federal mediator, the BelvidereTeachers Union and School Board have reached a tentative ...
http://www.mystateline.com/fulltext-news/d/story/belvidere-school-officials-brace-parents-for-possi/27265/A4-SBhE2-EqQ45LjfWWJIQ


8. Baton Rouge, LA.  Louisiana Supreme Court upholds state's teacher tenure law, The Advocate
In a victory for Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a hotly debated state law that makes it harder for public school teachers to earn and retain a form of job protection called tenure. The ruling, for the second time, reversed a decision by state District Judge...
http://theadvocate.com/news/10536817-123/louisiana-supreme-court-upholds-states


9. Vancouver, BC.  Voiding B.C. Teachers' Contract Clauses Will Have Consequences: BCTF Lawyer, The Huffington Post
A litany of consequences arise if the British Columbia government is allowed to get away with rubbing out hundreds of clauses from the teachers' union's collective agreement, warns a lawyer for the B.C. Teachers'...
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/10/15/bc-teachers-contract-clauses_n_5992686.html


10. Liberty, IN.  Union County teachers, staff to get raises, Palladium-Item
The Union County-College Corner Joint School Board on Monday ratified a newcontract with the Union County Teachers Association at the school ...
http://www.pal-item.com/story/news/education/2014/10/14/union-county-teachers-staff-get-raises/17248185/


11. Sebring, FL.  Contract talks await school enrollment numbers, Highlands Today
Teachers and school support personnel continue to work under their 2013-14 contract agreement with the School Board of Highlands ...
http://highlandstoday.com/hi/local-news/contract-talks-await-school-enrollment-numbers-20141014/


12. Nashville, TN.  5 Nashville teachers face firing over evaluations, The Tennessean
The district established a rubric last year that singles out teachers who have ...Teacher evaluations in Tennessee have faced criticism since their ...
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/2014/10/13/nashville-teachers-face-firing-evaluations/17234427/


13. San Ysidro, CA.  San Ysidro teacher strike is over, U-T San Diego
A three-day teachers strike in San Ysidro ended early Mondaymorning after teachers voted overwhelmingly to ratify a tentative ...
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/13/san-ysidro-school-strike-agreement-teachers/


14. Vancouver, BC.  B.C. Teachers' Court Victories Appealed By Province As Control Of Education Policy At Stake, The Huffington Post
A pair of court cases that became the rallying point for British Columbia's teachers during the longest provincewide strike in its history goes back on the docket this week, ushering a holdover from the summertime dispute into legal chambers. The provincial government begins its appeal...
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/10/14/bc-teachers-court-appeal_n_5975756.html


15. Reynoldsburg, OH.  Results of teachers' strike mixed, Columbus Dispatch
19, the Reynoldsburg teachers union began the first teachers strike in .... on the state's new teacher-evaluation system: $1,200 for teachers who are ...
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/10/12/results-of-teachers-strike-mixed.html


16. Bradford, VT.  Orange East Boards, Teachers Deadlocked Over Health Care, Valley News
Teachers at two of the six schools in the Orange East ... Pogacar, the teacher negotiationschairman, said the costs of the HRAs to the ...
http://www.vnews.com/news/13891418-95/orange-east-boards-teachers-deadlocked-over-health-care


17. Willmar, MN.  Teachers approve tentative agreement; School Board will consider agreement at Monday meeting, West Central Tribune
The issue of money was settled months ago, with the teachers receiving a 3 percent increase in the first year of the contract, which was the 2013-14 ...
http://www.wctrib.com/content/teachers-approve-tentative-agreement-school-board-will-consider-agreement-monday-meeting


18. Los Angeles, CA.  LAUSD says teacher contract demands unaffordable, union disagrees, LA School Report
teachers union raise salary UTLA Contract Negotiations In the latest disagreement between contract negotiators for LA Unified and the teachers union, ...
http://laschoolreport.com/lausd-says-teacher-contract-demands-unaffordable-union-disagrees-lausd/


19. Kokomo, IN.  Eastern teachers now paid for performance, Kokomo Tribune
Eastern's previous teacher contract went from 2011 to 2014, so this is the first time the corporation had to negotiate based on the new state law.
http://www.kokomotribune.com/news/article_a1f295b4-4f23-11e4-bc37-1fdc5dc4a15f.html


20. North Caldwell, NJ.  West Essex teachers receive 2.7 percent salary increase, New Jersey Hills
The school district and the West Essex Education Association (WEEA) closed theirteacher contract negotiations just prior to the ...
http://newjerseyhills.com/the_progress/news/west-essex-teachers-receive-percent-salary-increase/article_059fb700-2a51-59f8-bee0-71ef54510bed.html




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