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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 26

09 Jan 2015 6:30 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Tampa, FL.  Hillsborough board may change Gates-backed teacher evaluations, FindItWestValley
The Hillsborough County College Board nowadays took the very first measures toward generating some improvements to the college ...
http://www.finditwestvalley.com/education/hillsborough-board-may-change-gates-backed-teacher-evaluations-h43853.html


2. Topeka, KS.  Education efficiency panel holds off on teacher negotiations bill, Topeka Capital Journal
An education efficiency commission shut down an effort to scale back teachernegotiation rights, while endorsing a proposal to require school district ...
http://m.cjonline.com/news/2015-01-06/education-efficiency-panel-holds-teacher-negotiations-bill#gsc.tab=0


3. Portsmouth, NH.  York teacher contract negotiated in record time, Seacoastonline
In less than two months, the School Committee and the York Teachers Association havenegotiated a new three-year contract, in a process ...
http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20150106/NEWS/150109518/101017/NEWS


4. California.  Will the Court Give Abood the Boot?, City Journal
California inflicted a flesh wound on the teachers' unions, but Harris sent ... Collective bargaining concerns the union's dealings with the employer; ...
http://www.city-journal.org/2015/cjc0107ls.html


5. Idaho.  State Board of Ed approves teacher pay plan, Teton Valley News
Have no “unsatisfactory” or “basic” marks on the teacher's evaluation. In order to be paid at the professional compensation rung, a teacher would need ...
http://www.tetonvalleynews.net/page2/state-board-of-ed-approves-teacher-pay-plan/article_e1a16d26-95ef-11e4-affe-035f7d2258f2.html


6. Ridley, PA.  Ridley School Board rejects fact finder's report regarding negotiations withteachers union, The Delaware County Daily Times
Approximately 125 members of the Ridley Education Association took part in an informational picket out front of Ridley Middle School in Ridley Park, ...
http://www.delcotimes.com/social-affairs/20150106/ridley-school-board-rejects-fact-finders-report-regarding-negotiations-with-teachers-union


7. Los Angeles, CA.  Vergara backer offers Sacramento a guide for new teacher laws, LA School Report
With an umambiguous victory in the Vergara lawsuit last year, the advocacy group that supported it financially,Students Matter, has developed ablueprint for the new legislature in Sacramento to rewrite the laws...
http://laschoolreport.com/vergara-backer-offers-sacramento-a-guide-for-new-teacher-laws-lausd/


8. Washington, DC.  Adjuncts at Washington U. Vote to Form SEIU Union, Inside Higher Ed
Adjunct professors at Washington University in St. Louis voted to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, they announced...
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/01/06/adjuncts-washington-u-vote-form-seiu-union


9. Los Angeles, CA.  Bay Area teacher pay progress comes amid LA Unified standstill, LA School Report
As negotiations between LA Unified and its teachers union, UTLA, stumble along with still a wide gap on salaries, two Bay Area school districts, have made significant progress...
http://laschoolreport.com/bay-area-teacher-pay-progress-comes-amid-la-unified-standstill/#more-33059


10. New York, NY.  Public school custodians, building engineers get new $207 million labor contract, New York Daily News
City and union officials have made a $207.2 million pact to settle an outstanding labor contract for public school custodians and...
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/public-school-custodians-engineers-207-million-pact-article-1.2066983


11. Washington, DC.  Ruling could pave way for more faculty unionization, Insider Higher Ed.
The National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling in December that could clear the way for much more unionization of faculty members at private colleges and universities.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/01/02/nlrb-ruling-shifts-legal-ground-faculty-unions-private-colleges


12. Stanten Island, NY.  Union says N.Y. Archdiocese threatening to close schools unlessteachers scrap raises, SILive
Federation of Catholic Teachers' (FCT) President Julia Pignataro outlined what the union says are the latest contract proposals in a letter to members, ...
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/01/new_york_archdiocese_threateni.html


13. New York, NY.  Top New York Education Officials Propose Big Shake-Ups, Daily Caller
Many of the changes involve becoming substantially tougher with teacher evaluations. Currently, 20 percent of teacher evaluations are based on test ...
http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/02/top-new-york-education-officials-propose-big-shake-ups/


14. Santa Fe, NM.  Senator's bill would alter teacher advancement, Santa Fe New Mexican.com
However, only teachers rated “highly effective” or “exemplary” for two consecutive years under the state's newteacher evaluation system would be ...
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/senator-s-bill-would-alter-teacher-advancement/article_f15b5d07-ab49-5f34-8bd7-c1d7d2cd8473.html


15. Janesville, WI.  Janesville School District unveils teacher compensation proposal, Gazettextra
Tying it with supplemental pay would "validate and motivate" high quality teachers, said Kim Ehrhardt, director of instructional services for the district.
http://www.gazettextra.com/20141227/janesville_school_district_unveils_teacher_compensation_proposal


16. Toronto, ON.  Wynne to unions: No money for wage hikes, Toronto Sun
There’s no money for public sector wage and benefit hikes, Premier Kathleen Wynne says as she stares down public sector strike votes. In a year-end interview with Sun Media, Wynne said strike votes like the one just held by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) are a normal part of the...
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/12/27/wynne-to-unions-no-money-for-wage-hikes


17. Topeka, KS.  Groups expected to have position on teacher bargaining by late January, Topeka Capital Journal
Mark Tallman, KASB associate director for advocacy, says several education groups are still discussingteacher collective bargaining rights.
http://cjonline.com/news/2014-12-26/groups-expected-have-position-teacher-bargaining-late-january


18. Switz City, IN.  WRV teachers face increased insurance cost, Greene County Daily World
"But our health insurance plan will need to be changed drastically in time for teacher negotiations in August or we will be put on the state plan for 2016 ...
http://www.gcdailyworld.com/story/2150693.html


19. Portland, ME.  Portland teachers contract freezes salaries in 1st year, The Forecaster
The contract also includes more instructional time for students and more professional learning time forteachers. Members of the Portland Education ...
http://www.theforecaster.net/news/print/2014/12/22/portland-teachers-contract-freezes-salaries-1st-ye/220515


20. Washington, DC.  NLRB Win for Faculty Unions at Private Colleges, Inside Higher Ed
The National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling last week that could clear the way for much more unionization of faculty members at private colleges and universities...
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/12/22/nlrb-ruling-shifts-legal-ground-faculty-unions-private-colleges


21. Topeka, KS.  Conflict over teacher bargaining rights persists, Topeka Capital Journal
The bill would restrict the collective bargaining rights of teachers to only the most basic terms of employment: salaries, wages and hours. Collective ...
http://cjonline.com/news/2014-12-20/conflict-over-teacher-bargaining-rights-persists


22. Boise, ID.  State Board of Education endorses tiered teacher pay, Idaho State Journal
“The impetus is, let's get more money into teacher salaries ... and at the same time, let's ensure that we have teacher quality,” said board spokesperson ...
http://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/breaking/state-board-of-education-endorses-tiered-teacher-pay/article_5800ece8-8818-11e4-95b3-4302cb93aa7c.html




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