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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 31

13 Feb 2015 5:32 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Saskatoon, SK.  Saskatchewan teachers receive new contract: 7.55% wage hike over four years, Saskatoon Star Phoenix
After two failed sets of negotiations, Saskatchewan teachers have a new contract that will see them receive a 7.55-per-cent wage increase over four ...
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Saskatchewan+teachers+receive+contract+wage+hike+over+four+years/10808773/story.html


2. Los Angeles, CA.  UTLA forms pickets lines, rejects Los Angeles Unified’s proposal, Los Angeles Daily News
After staging protests ... on Thursday morning, United Teachers Los Angeles leaders headed back to the bargaining table to reject an immediate pay raise of 5 percent. Superintendent Ramon Cortines said ... demands for an 8.5 percent pay raise and 5,000 new teachers to reduce class ... lead to crippling cuts and layoffs...
http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20150212/utla-forms-pickets-lines-rejects-los-angeles-unifieds-proposal?utm_source=John%27s+daily+email%2C+Feb.+13%2C+2015&utm_campaign=Daily_1-26-15&utm_medium=email


3. Prince Frederick, MD.  Mid-contract agreement gives Calvert teachers more time, COLA increase, So Md News
The Calvert Education Association and Calvert County Public Schools signed mid-contract agreements last week giving teachers more time for work ...
http://www.somdnews.com/article/20150213/NEWS/150219572/1057/&template=southernMaryland


4. Minnesota.  MN looking at changes to tenure, licensing, Minnesota Public Radio
Legislation that changes teacher tenure protections and teacher licensing received its first committee hearing in the Minnesota House. The would require public school districts to negotiate local policies for layoffs and other staffing decisions that emphasize a teacher's performance over seniority.
http://blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2015/02/house-gops-top-education-bill-gets-hearing/


5. Boston, MA.  Tufts University’s full-time professors vote to unionize, The Boston Globe
Full-time professors at Tufts University voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to unionize. The move marked a first for a local Service Employees International Union campaign that has successfully organized part-time faculty at several Boston-area schools over the past two years but until Thursday...
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/02/13/tufts-full-time-professors-vote-unionize/MZEbsLRzeH03JRjaEzubsN/story.html


6. Midland Park, NJ.   Midland Park school district, teacher reach contract accord, North Jersey
After 22 months of negotiations, the Board of Education ... The number of minimum days for parent/teacher conferences is being ...
http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/accord-with-union-reached-ending-22-month-stalemate-1.1269590


7. Franklin Lakes, NJ.   Franklin Lakes teachers reject tentative contract, North Jersey
The K-8 district's teachers have decided not to ratify a tentative contract agreement with the Board of Education. The district ...
http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/teachers-reject-tentative-contract-agreement-fact-finding-required-1.1269601


8. Columbia, MO.  Teachers' union seeks restoration of frozen salaries, 5 percent base raise, Columbia Daily Tribune
The Columbia Missouri National Education Association's negotiating team on Tuesday proposed a 5 percent increase to base and minimum salaries ...
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/education/teachers-union-seeks-restoration-of-frozen-salaries-percent-base-raise/article_f4565861-db59-5c54-816c-99a72571f256.html


9. Los Angeles, CA.  Data confirms non-union teachers are the majority in U.S., LA School Report
There are now more non-union teachers in America than there are teachers who belong to a union, according to data analyzed by the blog Education Intelligence Agency. The data confirms...
http://laschoolreport.com/union/


10. St. Paul, MN.  Minnesota teacher licensing, evaluation changes debated in House committee, INFORUM
Lawmakers began debating Tuesday proposed changes to how teachersare licensed and what administrators can consider when they ...
http://www.inforum.com/news/education/3676123-minnesota-teacher-licensing-evaluation-changes-debated-house-committee


11. Baton Rouge, LA.  Panel recommends delay in controversial teacher reviews, The Advocate
But linking student growth on key tests to teacher job reviews was ... fare in the classroom would improve achievement by upgrading teacher quality.
http://theadvocate.com/news/11565197-123/panel-recommends-delay-in-controversial


12. Park City, UT.  Park City School District teacher contract negotiations begin, The Park Record
With teacher contract negotiations between the Park City Education Association and the Park City School District underway, both sides have identified ...
http://www.parkrecord.com/summit_county-education/ci_27500072/park-city-school-district-teacher-contract-negotiations-begin


13. South Dakota.  Bill Allows School Districts to Use Recruitment Incentives, SDPB Radio
The bill also says that the school district is not required to negotiate with the teacher'sdesignated collective bargaining representative in this matter.
http://listen.sdpb.org/post/bill-allows-school-districts-use-recruitment-incentives


14. Chicago, IL.  Governor moves to exempt Illinois public workers from paying union fees, Chicago Tribune
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an executive order that aims to absolve state workers who don’t want to join a union from paying fees that support collective bargaining. Anticipating a strong pushback from organized labor, Rauner filed a preemptive federal lawsuit seeking to have his decision declared legal.
http://my.chicagotribune.com/?utm_campaign=2015-02-10%20Stateline%20Daily.html&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua#section/1723/article/p2p-82769257/


15. Nashville, TN.  Haslam proposes $100 million for teacher pay raises, The Tennessean
Bill Haslam proposes using $100 million in next year's budget for teacher pay ... standards and the role of student test scores in teacher evaluations.
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2015/02/09/new-education-funding/23135083/


16. Baton Rouge, LA.  Teacher evaluations may undergo changes, The Advocate
Principals would have new latitude to evaluate public school teachers under a plan that will be considered Tuesday by a special panel grappling with ...
http://theadvocate.com/news/11555805-123/teacher-evaluations-may-undergo-changes


17. Ames, IA.  School district gives 'static' offer in collective bargaining response, Ames Tribune
The Ames Community School District has rejected all of the Ames Education Association's initial collective bargaining proposals for teacher ...
http://amestrib.com/news/school-district-gives-static-offer-collective-bargaining-response


18. Buffalo, NY.  School board extends contract for Springville-Griffith union, The Buffalo News
The Springville-Griffith Institute’s school board has extended a union’s contract over the objection of a pair of the board’s members...The extension, which begins Sept. 1, contains no wage increase in the first year and a 1.7 percent jump in the second...
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/erie-county/school-board-extends-contract-for-springville-griffith-union-20150206


19. Paterson, NJ.  10 percent of Paterson teachers face dismissal under newevaluation system, North Jersey
Poor performance evaluations have placed 274 teachers in Paterson Public Schools in danger of losing their jobs at the end of the ...
http://www.northjersey.com/towns/paterson/10-percent-of-paterson-teachers-face-dismissal-under-new-evaluation-system-1.1266420


20. Shelbyville, TN.  Teachers' unions file suit over state evaluations, Shelbyville Times-Gazette
Tennessee implemented a controversial teacher evaluation system in 2011 that tied evaluations -- and thus, compensation and tenure -- to students' ...
http://www.t-g.com/story/2164012.html


21. Bay City, MI.  Bay City Public Schools teachers ratify new contract with 1 percent pay increase during 2015-16 year, MLive
The contract, approved in late January by the district's Board of Education, takes effect immediately. It is the first contact the teachers have worked ...
http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2015/02/bay_city_public_schools_teache_2.html




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