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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 19

07 Nov 2014 2:40 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Folosom, PA.  Ridley Education Association asks for contract agreement, delco times
Brian Forney, president of the Ridley Education Association, appealed to Ridley School Board members Monday night to settle the “off-the-field distraction,”...known as the association’s contract dispute...Guaranteed teacher prep time is one of...association members recognize there is prep time in the regular school day.
http://www.delcotimes.com/social-affairs/20141105/ridley-education-association-asks-for-contract-agreement


2. Mundelein, IL.  Teachers in Mundelein District 75 to get 15 percent raises, Mundelein Review
Under the new contract, teachers get a 7.6 percent raise this year, retroactive to July 1, and then a 3.9 percent raise in 2015-16 and a 3.8 percent raise ...
http://mundelein.chicagotribune.com/2014/11/06/teachers-mundelein-district-75-get-15-percent-raises/


3. Shelby, NC.  Could 'Pay for Performance' keep more county teachers?, Shelby Star
Only classroom teachers and instructional coaches would be eligible. ... Achieving a proficient rating on all standards of the teacher evaluation ...
http://www.shelbystar.com/news/local/could-pay-for-performance-keep-more-county-teachers-1.397728


4. York, ON.  Girding for fight? Teachers holding strike votes, York Region
Ontario teachers are once again talking about strike action – but parents are being advised not to panic yet.Strike votes are just a normal bargaining procedure intended to give negotiators clear direction...  
http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/4961791-girding-for-fight-teachers-holding-strike-votes/


5. Denver, CO.  State's only approved initiative concerns teachers, Colorado Springs Gazette
A new law to change the way school boards negotiate with teacherunions was the only statewide Colorado ballot measure approved by ...
http://gazette.com/states-only-approved-initiative-concerns-teachers/article/1540876


6. Greeley, CO.  DeGrow: Performance-based pay to attract the best and brightest teachers, Greeley Tribune
Seeking a 3.5 percent step increase, a teacher responded that district ... They created a rigorous and improving system of teacher evaluations, and ...
http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/13678917-113/teachers-pay-district-performance


7. Springfield, MO.  Teacher tenure amendment fails, Springfield News-Leader
The group had argued that by tying teacher evaluations to student test ... Collective bargaining over teacher evaluations would also be prohibited and ...
http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/politics/2014/11/04/teacher-tenure-amendment-fails/18503309/


8. Coos Bay, OR.  District outlines negotiations for teacher contract, Coos Bay World
District issued a report on where the district is regarding teacher negotiations. ... to reach a settlement on the 2014 collective bargaining agreement.”.
http://theworldlink.com/reedsport/news/district-outlines-negotiations-for-teacher-contract/article_68316cf4-6479-11e4-a0ac-eb503e774f7f.html


9. Hinsdale, IL.  Voters reject end-of-career salary spikes for teachers, The Doings Hinsdale
The issue will be revisited in the next negotiation with teachers. Six percent is the maximum amount public school districts can award without paying ...
http://hinsdale.chicagotribune.com/2014/11/04/district-86-6-percent-salary-increases/


10. Florham Park, NJ.  Florham Park teachers' contract sill not ratified, New Jersey Hills
3, to ratify a vote by the Florham Park Education Association (FPEA) on a tentative contract settlement agreement with the school district's teachers ...
http://newjerseyhills.com/florham_park_eagle/news/florham-park-teachers-contract-sill-not-ratified/article_a8977556-644a-11e4-9cd8-6fb691c5ecd9.html


11. Philadelphia, PA.  A dinner party approach to labor negotiations, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The dinners are the brainchild of Michael Stein, a former board member who in the midst of a teachers strike five years ago vowed never to let matters ...
http://www.jta.org/2014/11/04/news-opinion/the-telegraph/a-dinner-party-approach-to-labor-negotiations


12. Lexington, OH.  No strike on horizon for Lexington teachers, Mansfield News Journal
Representatives from the Lexington Teachers' Association said the union and district have made progress in contract negotiations and ...
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2014/11/04/strike-horizon-lexington-teachers/18453581/


13. Albany, NY.  Long Island teacher sues state over 'ineffective' rating, Capital New York
A Long Island teacher who was rated “ineffective” under the state's controversial teacher evaluation system is suing the state education ...
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2014/11/8555970/long-island-teacher-sues-state-over-ineffective-rating


14. Honolulu. HI.  Hawaii may delay test-based teacher rating system, Thegardenisland
Nearly 40 states have adopted policies that tie teacher evaluations in part to students' performance on standardized tests. But teachers have been ...
http://thegardenisland.com/news/state-and-regional/hawaii-may-delay-test-based-teacher-rating-system/article_831397f1-5568-5cbc-9c4a-1cdc39241dca.html


15. New Orleans, LA.  7,500 laid-off New Orleans teachers lose lawsuit for back pay, nola
The Louisiana Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit by about 7,500 Orleans Parish School Board employees who said they were illegally terminated after Hurricane Katrina. The estimates for how much the parish and state would have had to pay were as high as $1.5 billion.
http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2014/10/louisiana_supreme_court_dismis.html?utm_campaign=2014-11-03%20Stateline%20Daily.html&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua#incart_river


16. Portage, MI.  Dissecting the numbers in the Portage teacher contract dispute, Mlive Kalamazoo
Twice this past week, demonstrations involving hundreds of people were held in front of the Portage Public Schools Administration Building, protesting ...
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/11/dissecting_the_numbers_in_the.html


17. York City, PA.  York City board, teachers to vote on fact-finder's report, York Daily Record/Sunday News
The school district's financial recovery plan called for hefty salary and benefit concessions from employees, including teachers, but negotiations, ...
http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_26837305/york-city-board-teachers-vote-fact-finders-report


18. Reedsport, OR.  Teachers still negotiating in Reedsport, Coos Bay World
The Reedsport School District and its teachers are currently in negotiations for a newcontract, but those negotiations could reach an ...
http://theworldlink.com/reedsport/news/teachers-still-negotiating-in-reedsport/article_a81de654-604f-11e4-84b6-bbfbcbabd3d4.html


19. New Gloucester, ME.  Teacher contract stalls, KeepMEcurrent
4 because the teacher contract is not settled,” the letter read. “There is absolutely no connection between the bond issue and teacher negotiation.”.
http://www.keepmecurrent.com/lakes_region_weekly/news/teacher-contract-stalls/article_1dad07da-612a-11e4-9a63-afdd6b2b5641.html


20. Waukegan, IL.  Waukegan school strike finally ends, The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
Tempers flared in the north suburbs Tuesday night as anger and frustration over a three-week teachers' strikeboil over. Despite extra security, metal ...
http://capitolfax.com/2014/10/30/waukegan-school-strike-finally-ends/


21. Philadelphia, PA.  Court upholds injunction in teachers' contract dispute, The Philadelphia Tribune
The School Reform Commission, a state entity which oversees city public schools, voted earlier this month to void its contract with the teachers union ...
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/article_83534d8c-8bee-5b25-b068-31e4e921b451.html


22. Pasco County, FL.  Pasco district offers 3 percent raises, sends message to explain to employees, Tampabay.com (blog)
Pasco County teacher contract negotiations continued Thursday evening, with the back and forth over raises still a hot topic. The United School ...
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/pasco-district-offers-3-percent-raises-sends-message-to-explain-to/2204491




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