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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 35

13 Mar 2015 7:59 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. New York, NY.  Judge allows suit challenging teacher tenure to proceed, Glens Falls Post-Star (blog)
“Above all, this lawsuit is an affirmation of the importance of teachers to the quality of students' education and it is a challenge for all of us to do things ...
http://poststar.com/blogs/a_time_to_learn/judge-allows-suit-challenging-teacher-tenure-to-proceed/article_c9f184ce-c996-11e4-be91-4b663f3dd406.html


2. Toronto, ON.  Public school board cuts hundreds of teaching jobs to balance budget, Inside Toronto
Hundreds of teaching jobs at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) will be cut after trustees approved the staffing allocations and passed a balanced operating budget for the next school year. But TDSB chair Shaun Chen said the board is confident that most of the cuts will be made through attrition or by not replacing ...
http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5474356-public-school-board-cuts-hundreds-of-teaching-jobs-to-balance-budget/


3. Waldorf, MD.  Union, Calvert school system close teacher contract negotiations to public, So Md News
County taxpayers, teachers and other stakeholders will no longer be able to attend the contract negotiationdiscussions between the Calvert Education ...
http://www.somdnews.com/article/20150313/NEWS/150319593/1057/union-calvert-school-system-close-teacher-contract-negotiations-to&template=southernMaryland


4. Alverton, PA.  Southmoreland school board ratifies teacher contract, Tribune-Review
The school board Thursday ratified the successor agreement to the contract between the district and the Southmoreland Education Association that ...
http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/7945166-74/percent-contract-district#axzz3UGMRcxKv


5. Prince George, BC.  UNBC strike enters second week, Terrace Standard
University spokesperson Rob Vanadrichem said last week that the university had prioritized teacher wages in its budget, noting that aside from the ...
http://www.terracestandard.com/news/296091641.html


6. Topeka, KS.  Kansas push to restrict public employee unions and collective bargaining stalls, Daily Journal
Kansas would seem fertile ground for changes in collective bargaining, ... to greatly restrict bargaining between school boards and teachers' unions, ...
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/5b256234785c4ae1866c525640ad8a6b/KS--Collective-Bargaining-Kansas/


7. New York, NY.  New York City Adds 2 Muslim Holy Days to Public School Calendar, The New York Times
New York will become the nation’s first major metropolis to close its public schools in observance of the two most sacred Muslim holy days, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday, a watershed moment for a group that has endured suspicion and hostility since ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/05/nyregion/new-york-to-add-two-muslim-holy-days-to-public-school-calendar.html?_r=1


8. Columbia, MO.  Teacher's union seeks further negotiation with Columbia Public Schools on salaries, KBIA
The school board announced an end to negotiations on increasing teacher's salaries when it presented its final proposal at a Tuesday meeting.
http://kbia.org/post/teachers-union-seeks-further-negotiation-columbia-public-schools-salaries


9. Golden, CO.  Jeffco teacher contract talks off to a “good start”, Chalkbeat Colorado
And if the district negotiating team has its way, that's exactly what the end result will be: a near-complete rewrite of the teacher contract that is more of a ...
http://co.chalkbeat.org/2015/03/10/jeffco-teacher-contract-talks-off-to-a-good-start/#.VQLAIfnF-So


10. Arroyo Grande, CA.  Lucia Mar district hires bargaining consultant as teacher strike looms, The San Luis Obispo Tribune
The school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to hire James C. Whitlock as a collective bargainingservices consultant, citing a desire to ...
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/03/10/3530350/lucia-mar-district-hires-bargaining.html


11. Windsor, ON.  Arbitrator Rules That Benefits Provided Under A Collective Agreement For Post-Age 65 Retirees Are Permissible Under The Education Act, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Union filed a grievance, asserting that the Board was in contravention of the collective agreement in denying benefits to post-age 65 retirees.
http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=380100&email_access=on


12. Mandata, PA.  Line Mtn., teachers reveal proposals, News Item
The Line Mountain school board and the district's teachers union revealed publicly Monday their last best offers for a new contract.
http://newsitem.com/news/line-mtn-teachers-reveal-proposals-1.1845694


13. Los Angeles, CA.  To cut deficit, LAUSD is proposing layoffs of hundreds of teachers, LA School Report
Despite new money from the state, LA Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortinesis taking direct aim ... $160 million budget deficit with proposed layoffs ... District officials have calculated that to reduce the deficit, the number of teachers, administrators, counselors and nurses — certificated employees — must be reduced by 609 for the 2015-2016 academic year.
http://laschoolreport.com/to-cut-deficit-lausd-is-proposing-layoffs-of-hundreds-of-teachers/


14. Toronto, ON.  Catholic teachers urged to reject opening offer from province, the Toronto Star
A contract proposal offering Ontario’s Catholic teachers a three-year deal with no salary increases and “regressive changes,” to collective agreements will seriously erode teacher autonomy and demoralize the profession, according to ...
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/03/06/catholic-teachers-urged-to-reject-opening-offer-from-province.html


15. Broward, FL.  Broward teachers, district reach deal on long-awaited raises, Sun Sentinel
The deal, announced Friday, would give tenured teachers an average ... The settlement comes after months of negotiations that stalled last week ...
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-broward-teacher-raise-agreement-20150306-story.html


16. Toronto, ON.  Supreme Court Of Canada Decision On The Right To Strike Could Have An Impact On The ..., Mondaq News Alerts
... of a meaningful collective bargaining process in our system of labour relations. .... The PSFA imposed two-year contracts between teacher and other ...
http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/379932/employee+rights+labour+relations/Supreme+Court+Of+Canada+Decision+On+The+Right+To+Strike+Could+Have+An+Impact+On+The+Education+Sector




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