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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 29

30 Jan 2015 4:37 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Nova Scotia.  Education plan promises to modernize curriculum, improve teaching, CBC
The ministerial panel called for more accountability for poor teacher performance. ... Issues to be negotiated with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/education-plan-promises-to-modernize-curriculum-improve-teaching-1.2936455


2. Oakland, CA.  Oakland makes new teacher pay offer, Contra Costa Times
The Oakland school district is now offering its teachers a 10 percent raise over the next year and a half, improving a previous offer for the same raise over three...
http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_27420690/oakland-makes-new-teacher-pay-offer?utm_source=John%27s+daily+email%2C+Jan.+30%2C+2015&utm_campaign=Daily_1-26-15&utm_medium=email


3. Alberta.  Premier Jim Prentice, cabinet, taking 5% wage cut, The Huffington Post
Alberta Premier Jim Prentice and members of his cabinet will take a five-per-cent cut in pay effective Feb. 1 as a way to deal with a $7-billion short...
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/01/29/premier-jim-prentice-cab_n_6575798.html


4. Indianapolis, IN.  IN statehouse labor battle renewed, Chalkbeat Indiana
The battle over teachers unions in Indiana might be on again. A bill heard in a Senate committee would challenge unions' very right to represent teachers in a school district at the negotiating table with the school board...
http://in.chalkbeat.org/2015/01/28/sb-538-statehouse-labor-battle-renewed-as-teachers-unions-cry-foul/#.VMtuimjF-Sq


5. Hemet, CA.  HEMET: Teachers, district reach tentative contract deal, Press-Enterprise
The sides have been at odds for almost two years and teachers have been without a new contract since 2013. If fact-finding didn't result in an ...
http://www.pe.com/articles/school-759085-teachers-class.html


6. Bethlehem, PA.  Bethlehem school board approves new teachers contract with one-year freeze, lehighvalleylive
The Bethlehem Area School Board Wednesday night approved a new three-yearcontract with its teachers union that includes a one year salary freeze ...
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf/2015/01/bethlehem_school_board_approve_5.html


7. Indianapolis, IN.  State Board of Education considers new teacher evaluation recommendation, Fox 59
State Board of Education members are attempting to tackle the issue of teacher evaluations and how closely they should be tied to ...
http://fox59.com/2015/01/27/state-board-of-education-considers-new-teacher-evaluation-recommendation/


8. Hobbs, NM.  State Memo Has Some Hobbs Teachers Afraid of Losing Their Jobs, News West 9
The State of New Mexico implemented a new teacher evaluation system that bases 50 percent of the teachers evaluation on their ...
http://www.newswest9.com/story/27956553/state-memo-has-some-hobbs-teachers-afraid-of-losing-their-jobs


9. Topeka, KS.  Educator groups reach agreement on teacher negotiations, Topeka Capital Journal
Educational associations have reached an agreement on changes to teacher bargaining that would keep wages and hours mandatory items of ...
http://cjonline.com/news/2015-01-27/union-school-board-association-compromise-teacher-rights


10, Lincoln, NE.  LPS board approves one-year teacher contract, Lincoln Journal Star
Lincoln Public School teachers would get a $1,588 raise in 2015-16 under a one-yearcontract certified Monday night by the local teacher's union.
http://journalstar.com/news/local/education/lps-board-approves-one-year-teacher-contract/article_9b15d9fe-dc04-5f05-bd7a-f37a2995078d.html


11. Salem, ME.  Mount Abram teachers closer to pay hike, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
The Mount Abram Teachers Association has been without a contract since June 30, 2013, and talks have bogged down because of pay, health ...
https://www.centralmaine.com/2015/01/27/mount-abram-teachers-closer-to-pay-hike/


12. Washington, DC.  Teachers Petition Supreme Court to Overturn Forced Collective Bargaining Dues, U.S. News & World Report
A group of California teachers is hoping the Supreme Court will hear its ... Butcollective bargaining issues, Alito wrote, are inherently political in the ...
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/01/26/teachers-petition-supreme-court-to-overturn-forced-collective-bargaining-dues


13. Tallahassee, FL.  Suit to change teacher performance pay fails, WTSP 10 News
She doesn't agree with Florida's law tying teacher's pay to student ... more quality talent, hold teachers accountable and then pay them based on merit.
http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/education/2015/01/26/lawsuit-change-teacher-performance-pay-fails/22365697/


14. Indiana.  Proposal: Let test scores count for up to 50 percent of teacher evaluations, Chalkbeat Indiana
Under a 2011 state law that overhauled teacher evaluation, test scores were required to “significantly inform” a teacher's evaluation score, which was ...
http://in.chalkbeat.org/2015/01/26/proposal-let-test-scores-count-for-up-to-50-percent-of-teacher-evaluations/#.VMjIV2jF-So


15. Stockton, CA.  SUSD, teachers negotiations continue, Stockton Record
Teacher evaluations have remained an enduring point of contention in the stalemate, and McCaughey says the union has offered language that would ...
http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150126/NEWS/150129716


16. Dodge City, KS.  District, teachers ratify contract, Dodge City Daily Globe
After almost a year of negotiations, and one failed vote, the Dodge City National Education Association voted to ratify the contract offered by the USD ...
http://www.dodgeglobe.com/article/20150127/NEWS/150129488


17, New York, NY.  Toyota to Move to Merit-Based Pay for Factory Workers: Nikkei, The New York Times
Toyota Motor Corp will change the way it pays factory workers, focusing on their performance rather than their seniority, the Nikkei reported on Monday. Toyota's new arrangement, designed to attract young talent...
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2015/01/26/business/26reuters-toyota-wages.html?_r=0


18. Los Angeles, CA.  Cortines breaks silence on teacher talks, lashes out at union, LA School Report
LA Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortinestoday for the first time publicly inserted himself into the district’s contract negotiations with the teachers union, calling its latest demands “entirely unrealistic” and asserting that they raise “serious ethical and equity issues” for the...
http://laschoolreport.com/cortines-breaks-silence-on-teacher-talks-lashes-out-at-union-lausd/#more-33331


19. Pittsburgh, PA.  Pittsburgh teachers' pay schedule examined as contract talks begin, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The contract is expiring at a time that grants for the Empowering Effective Teachersplan from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the federal ...
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/01/26/Pittsburgh-teachers-pay-schedule-examined-as-contract-talks-begin/stories/201501260006


20. Media, PA.  RTMEA Rally to protest lack of collective bargaining agreement, Delco News Network
The teachers received added support from representatives of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and PSEA Vice-President Jerry Oleksiak ...


21. Prospect Park, PA.  Teachers strike deal in Interboro: New pact includes 5.54 percent in raises over three-year term, The Delaware County Daily Times
A 'work to rule' campaign by unionized teachers in the Interboro School District last fall capped months of sometimes contentious negotiations with the ...
http://www.delcotimes.com/social-affairs/20150124/teachers-strike-deal-in-interboro-new-pact-includes-554-percent-in-raises-over-three-year-term


22. Toronto, ON.  Internal dispute distracting OECTA: Union insiders, Toronto Sun
The association representing the province's Catholic teachers is being rocked by internal disputes that are getting in the way of crucial negotiations ...
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/01/24/internal-dispute-distracting-oecta-union-insiders


23. Saint Paul, MN.  Bill puts teacher evaluations to the test again, TwinCities -Pioneer Press
Minnesota could join the dozen states that use teachers' job performance, not how long they've taught, as the primary factor when school districts cut ...
http://www.twincities.com/education/ci_27381911/bill-puts-teacher-evaluations-test-again


24. Austin, TX.  Feds Tell Texas to Try Again on Teacher Evaluations, Texas Tribune
Imperiling the state's waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act — and potentially renewing a battle over local control of school district policy ...
https://www.texastribune.org/2015/01/23/feds-tell-texas-try-again-teacher-evaluations/


25. St. Petersburg, FL.  Appellate court rejects Florida Education Association challenge of teacher evaluation law, Tampabay Times
The case is separate from another suit in which the FEA challenges the law's provisions allowing teachers to be evaluated based upon results of ...
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/appellate-court-rejects-florida-education-association-challenge-of-teacher/2214898


26. Cedar Rapids, IA.  Cedar Rapids School district, teachers union begin negotiations, The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
School administrators and teachers began negotiations this week on a 2015-16 contract they hope to finalize by March or April.
http://thegazette.com/subject/news/cedar-rapids-school-district-teachers-union-begin-negotiations-20150124


27. Jersey City, NJ.  Greco rips JCBOE on negotiations, Ranade says expensivecontract will lead to layoffs, Hudson County View
... as Jersey City Education Association President Ronnie Greco and former JCBOE President Sangeeta Ranade clashed over the teacher's contract to ...
http://hudsoncountyview.com/greco-rips-jcboe-on-negotiations-sangeeta-ranade-says-expensive-contract-will-lead-to-layoffs/


28. Los Angeles, CA.  Teachers drop salary demand again as LAUSD holds on class size, LA School Report
The LA Unified teachers union,UTLA, dropped its salary demand yesterday to an 8.5 percent increase from a 9 percent, the union’s third consecutive lowering of what many...
http://laschoolreport.com/teachers-drop-salary-demand-again-as-lausd-holds-on-class-size/




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