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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 28

23 Jan 2015 8:40 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Toronto, ON.  Ruling on RCMP's right to unionize could influence BC teacher dispute, The Globe and Mail
The battle between the teachers and B.C. government has turned on ... the constitutional right to free association guarantees “meaningful” negotiations ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/ruling-on-rcmps-right-to-unionize-could-influence-bc-teacher-dispute/article22599209/


2. Salina, KS.  Claeys wants more transparency in union talks, Salina Journal
Lawmakers in Kansas will soon consider requiring that contract negotiations between the government and public employee unions be open to the ...
http://www.salina.com/news/claeys-wants-more-transparency-in-union-talks/article_73c25584-1442-57db-8167-43e568112b77.html


3. Sacramento, CA.  Group faults SUSD teacher evaluations, Stockton Record
A scathing report faulting state school districts for not complying with a decades-oldteacher-evaluation law cites Stockton Unified, ...
http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150122/News/150129880


4. Philadelphia, PA.  School District lacked authority to cancel teachers' contract, court rules, Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)
The ruling, a victory for the PFT, bars the District from restructuring the collectivebargaining agreement between the teachers' union and the School ...
http://thenotebook.org/blog/158125/school-district-lacked-authority-cancel-teachers-contract-court-rules


5. New York, NY.  Cuomo will push to raise charter cap, slow tenure, revamp evals in sweeping overhaul tied to new funding, Chalkbeat New York
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to push for a broad overhaul of state education policy, including raising the state's cap on charter schools, increasing the state's role in teacher evaluations and lengthening the time it takes for teachers to earn tenure...
http://ny.chalkbeat.org/2015/01/21/cuomo-will-push-for-to-raise-charter-cap-lengthen-tenure-process-revamp-evals-in-sweeping-overhaul/#.VMIsPv54pcT


6. Glens Falls, NY.  Teacher evaluations are 'baloney,' Cuomo says, Glens Falls Post-Star
Revamp teacher evaluation system to eliminate local student tests. Fifty percent of the teacher score would be based on growth in student ...
http://poststar.com/news/local/teacher-evaluations-are-baloney-cuomo-says/article_f51aefda-a1c0-11e4-8d43-1fe6f62ba3e6.html


7. Winnipeg, MB.  Winnipeg School Division places Kelvin teacher on unpaid leave, Winnipeg Free Press
Kelvin High School teacher Brad Badiuk is now on unpaid leave in an ... Manitoba Labour Board under his union's collective bargaining agreement.
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Winnipeg-School-Division-places-Kelvin-teacher-on-unpaid-leave-289371451.html


8. Boulder, CO.  Boulder Valley officials, teacher union begin new contract talks, Boulder Daily Camera
The Boulder Valley School District on Wednesday started a round of collaborativenegotiations toward a new contract with the teacher union, the ...
http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-schools/ci_27367329/boulder-valley-officials-teacher-union-begin-new-contract


9. Fort Washington, PA.  North Penn School District approves teachers contract, Montgomery Newspapers
Employees will receive a salary freeze for the first-half of the 2014-15 school year, after which teachers will be paid by a new salary schedule that has ...
http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2015/01/21/north_penn_life/news/doc54bf268bcd620898742170.txt


10. Philadelphia, PA.  Court: SRC can't cancel teachers' contract,Philly.com (blog)
Commonwealth Court judges have handed a win to the Philadelphia Federation ofTeachers, ruling that the Philadelphia School District cannot throw ...
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/school_files/District-cant-impose-contract-court-rules.html


11. Los Angeles, CA.  LA teachers union seeking to negotiate management decisions, LA School Report
As part of its contract negotiations...a new approach to school oversight, a demand that seeks to move decisions on school management and operations into the collective bargaining process. In effect...
http://laschoolreport.com/la-teachers-union-seeking-to-negotiate-management-decisions/


12. Sacramento, CA.  Natomas Unified opens door for unionization of charter school teachers, The Sacramento Bee
Natomas Unified’s school board approved an agreement Tuesday that could lead teachers to unionize at Leroy Greene Academy and future dependent charter schools in the growing district. The agreement settles a case filed...
http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/education/article7789755.html


13. Columbia, MO.  Public Release: 20-Jan-2015 Evaluations that consider school resources could fairly assess ..., EurekAlert (press release)
"One of the biggest criticisms of proposed teacher evaluations is that teachers in less wealthy districts with fewer resources will be unfairly evaluated in ...
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-01/uom-etc012015.php


14. Indianapolis, IN.  More in Indianapolis Public Schools, Chalkbeat Indiana
The district's labor contract with its teachers union currently calls for them to work up to 190 days, but the district calendar only requires them to come to ...
http://in.chalkbeat.org/2015/01/21/ferebee-wants-ips-teachers-to-work-five-more-days/#.VML0P_54pcQ


15. Chicopee, MA.  Chicopee teachers close to settling contract with School Committee, MassLive
Teachers said they feel the contract proposal initially offered was unfair, especially to the youngest and lowest-paid teachers. The offer called for ...
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/01/chicopee_teachers_have_tentati.html


16. Toronto, ON.  Ontario Increases Wages for Early Childhood Educators, Ontario newsroom
Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today...increasing wages for early childhood educators and front-line child care professionals in licensed child care settings...Ontario is implementing a wage increase of $1 per hour for eligible child care workers in the licensed child care sector. Another wage increase is set for...
http://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2015/01/ontario-increases-wages-for-early-childhood-educators.html


17. Santa Fe, NM.  NM clarifies rules on teacher firings, The Santa Fe New Mexican
In the wake of criticism from teachers unions and educators, the state's Public Education Department will let school districts decide whether to fire teachers rated ineffective or minimally effective -- for at least a year.
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/education/state-clarifies-rules-on-teacher-firings-gives-districts-say/article_94c2e784-5937-5d5e-a869-65451a911556.html


18. Buffalo, NY.  Educators wary as Cuomo eyes teacher evaulation reforms, Buffalo News
Since seeing the results of the first two years of evaluations, Cuomo's view of theteacher rating system has dimmed. Nearly 96 percent of teachers in ...
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/schools/educators-wary-as-cuomo-eyes-teacher-evaulation-reforms-20150117


19. Orlando, FL.  Orange teacher raises part of new agreement, Orlando Sentinel
It also boosts starting teacher pay by $1,000 this year to $38,500 and then by another ... Then negotiations could begin again, the agreement said.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-teacher-raises-orange-schools-post.html


20. Philadelphia, PA.  Pa. School for the Deaf faculty and staff vote to unionize, Newsworks
After five months of organizing, teachers and staff at the Pennsylvania ... School staff reported first thinking about the need for collective bargaining in ...
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/77450-pa-school-for-the-deaf-faculty-and-staff-vote-to-unionize


21. Beaver, PA.  Teachers' salaries were focus of negotiations, Timesonline
At his home in Patterson Township, former Blackhawk School Board member Don Inman sits with some of the research reports he produced while ...
http://www.timesonline.com/news/local_news/teachers-salaries-were-focus-of-negotiations/article_db9302f8-9a88-11e4-bd00-e787e046f660.html


22. Las Vagas, NV.  Sandoval's give-and-take: More money for schools, but collective bargainingneeds to go, Las Vegas Sun
Rank-and-file teachers may applaud Gov. Brian Sandoval's promise to pour more funds into education, but any celebration may be muted by another ...
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2015/jan/17/sandovals-give-and-take-more-money-schools-collect/




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