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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 39

10 Apr 2015 8:51 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. California.  Lawsuits Challenge Legality Of Teachers Unions' Dues, Huffington Post
California Teachers Association, which is challenging the right of public ... “to stifle the voices of teachers, and strip them of collective bargaining and ...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/09/california-teachers-association-dues_n_7034750.html


2. Ottawa, ON.  Ottawa public high school teachers could strike April 20, Ottawa Sun
Public high school teachers in one of the so-called “magnificent seven” ... Although conciliation is a normal part of the collective bargaining process, ...
http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/04/09/ottawa-public-high-school-teachers-could-strike-april-20


3. Kitchener, ON.  Union says Waterloo Region high school teachers could strike by April 27, CBC.ca
On Wednesday, the local bargaining unit of the Ontario Secondary School ... Ontario downplays threat of high school teacher strike as talks continue ... although conciliation is a normal part of the collective bargaining process, it is ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/union-says-waterloo-region-high-school-teachers-could-strike-by-april-27-1.3027058


4. Los Angeles, CA.  Doctors at UC student health clinics start strike, Los Angeles Times
Unionized doctors began a rolling strike ... accusing the university of unfair labor practices during negotiations for the physicians’ first contract.
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-ln-uc-strike-20150409-story.html


5. Brampton, ON.  Durham teachers first to strike, OSSTF union says, Brampton Guardian
Public high school teachers in Durham ... first to go on strike in the province — on April 20 — if they don’t have a deal with their local board by then, says their union ... While the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation holds talks at the provincial level on big-ticket items such as wages, the union locals are also at the bargaining table with individual boards — the first time this process ...
http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/5548793-durham-teachers-first-to-strike-osstf-union-says/


6. Albany, NY.  DC's lessons for New York on teacher evaluations, Capital New York
When Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a new teacher evaluation system in January that would rely heavily on the judgment of outside consultants, ...
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/04/8565615/dcs-lessons-new-york-teacher-evaluations


7. Burlington, VT.  Teacher Strike Ban Fails, for Now, Seven Days
Martin Lalonde (D-South Burlington) which would delay the strike and ... of the Vermont-National Education Association teachers union spent much of ...
http://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2015/04/08/teacher-strike-ban-fails-for-now


8. Sudbury, ON.  Sudbury Rainbow Board teachers' union hopes to settle, not strike, CBC.ca
The union representing English public high school teachers in Ontario says teachers in seven boards are moving closer to a strike — including ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/sudbury-rainbow-board-teachers-union-hopes-to-settle-not-strike-1.3025182


9. Deltona, FL.  Volusia teachers, school district continue to negotiate new contract, WKMG Orlando
Teachers have become so fed up with the negotiations that they've started working on their own contract, which includes no extra hours of work and ...
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/volusia-teachers-school-district-continue-to-negotiate-new-contract/32273082


10. Lowell, MA.  Talks with Lowell teachers' union halt over finances, Lowell Sun
A standstill over finances appears to be the main issue holding up contract negotiations that began more than a year ago with the Lowell ...
http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_27878852/talks-lowell-teachers-union-halt-over-finances


11. Carson City, NV.  Nevada collective bargaining reform bill clears another hurdle, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Teacher, firefighter and police groups packed the hearing room to oppose the ... While changes to the state collective bargaining law might come about this ... In a departure from hearings on other collective bargaining bills, public ...
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-legislature/nevada-collective-bargaining-reform-bill-clears-another-hurdle


12. Toronto, ON.  Wynne urges high school teachers to choose negotiation over strike, CTV News
"We knew the bargaining was going to be tough, but we're committed to staying, being part of a strong and honest collective bargaining process.".
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/wynne-urges-high-school-teachers-to-choose-negotiation-over-strike-1.2317236


13. Toronto, ON.  Possible strike looming for Ontario school boards, The Globe and Mail
Seven Ontario school boards are on notice that their high-school teachers could strike within weeks. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation is taking the final legal step to clear the way for strikes in the seven hand-picked regions, with two boards already a week into a mandatory 17-day countdown, union president Paul Elliott said.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/possible-strike-looming-for-ontario-school-boards/article23830266/?page=all


14. Vancouver, BC.  Classes cancelled because of strike at Capilano University, The Vancouver Sun
A strike by faculty members has cancelled classes at Capilano University for the rest of this week, but exams are still scheduled to ...
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/education/Classes+cancelled+because+strike+Capilano+University/10954670/story.html


15. Albany, NY.  As new teacher evaluation system looms, Tisch defends need for state tests, Chalkbeat New York
As state education officials have been tasked with crafting a new teacher evaluation system, Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch on Tuesday ...
http://ny.chalkbeat.org/2015/04/07/as-new-teacher-evaluation-system-looms-tisch-defends-need-for-state-tests/#.VSeiq_nF-So


16. Andover, MA.  Federal judge: Andover violated teacher's free speech; Rules for educator fired in 2012 in ..., Andover Townsman
The School Department and the teachers union were involved in contentious contract negotiations at the time. That email was used against Meagher ...
http://www.andovertownsman.com/news/local_news/federal-judge-andover-violated-teacher-s-free-speech-rules-for/article_c1efc766-d286-5c0e-aecd-7c8851d77900.html


17. Saskatoon, SK.  Keess questions legality of contract, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Saskatchewan Teachers Federation President Colin Keess makes a ... "It isn't clear to me the legality of a collective bargaining agreement never voted ...
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Keess+questions+legality+contract/10953995/story.html


18. Montpelier, VT.  Competing plans take aim at teacher strikes, Barre Montpelier Times Argus
The bill would send teacher contract disputes to the Vermont Labor Relations Board, which would issue a binding and final decision. ... “Teacher strikes and board impositions should not be part of the collective bargaining process.”
http://www.timesargus.com/article/20150408/NEWS03/704089963


19. White Plains, NY.  Catholic teachers pursue unfair labor charge, Lohud
The Federation of Catholic Teachers, which represents 2,642 lay teachers in more than 150 schools in the Archdiocese of New York, is pursuing an unfair labor practice charge that grew out of its protracted negotiations ...
http://www.lohud.com/story/news/education/2015/04/07/catholic-teachers-pursue-unfair-labor-charge/25432485/


20. Los Angeles, CA.  Teachers planning another round of protests today as talks continue, LA School Report
A second round of protests is scheduled at LA Unified schools today as the district and its teachers union, UTLA, continue to lock horns over teacher pay raises, among other ...
http://laschoolreport.com/teachers-planning-another-round-of-protests-today-as-talks-continue-utla/


21. Los Angeles, CA.  Unions and L.A. Unified reach tentative deal on health benefits, LA Times
The Los Angeles school district and its employee unions have reached a multibillion-dollar tentative agreement on healthcare benefits that would run through 2018. The agreement factors in ...
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-health-benefits-lausd-20150406-story.html?track=rss&utm_source=Sue%27s+daily+email+April+7%2C+2015&utm_campaign=Daily_1-26-15&utm_medium=email


22. York, PA.  Central York teachers, administration tentatively agree to contract, York Dispatch
More than two years of contract negotiations between Central York's teachers and district officials came to a tentative end on Monday, when the two ...
http://www.yorkdispatch.com/breaking/ci_27861689/central-york-teachers-administration-tentatively-agree-contract


23. Los Angeles, CA.  California teachers unions face new legal challenge over dues, Washington Post
In California, teachers are required to pay dues to support union activities that benefit all teachers, such as collective bargaining. They can opt out of ...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2015/04/07/california-teachers-unions-face-new-legal-challenge-over-dues/


24. Pittsburg, CA.  Pittsburg school district, teachers reach agreement on contract, Contra Costa Times
After a yearlong negotiation period that included an impasse, Pittsburg Unified School District and the teachers union have reached a ...
http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_27846829/pittsburg-school-district-teachers-reach-agreement-contract


25. Chico, CA.  Officials reach tentative teacher contract agreement in Chico, Chico Enterprise-Record
An impasse in negotiations apparently ended Thursday night with a tentative contract agreement between Chico Unified School District and ...
http://www.chicoer.com/general-news/20150403/officials-reach-tentative-teacher-contract-agreement-in-chico


26. Bayside, NY.  Cuomo vs. UFT in teacher accountability standoff, Times Ledger
Mayor DeBlasio made a huge concession to the UFT In last year's contract negotiations. Rather than allowing poorly performing teachers or those ...
http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2015/14/friedrich_all_2015_04_03_q.html


27. Albany, NY.  NYS Gov. Cuomo Angers Teachers Union With Education Plan Featuring Performance Ratings ..., Breitbart News
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D) education plan that provides a new system for teacherevaluations and a firing process for ineffective teachers has drawn ...
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/06/nys-gov-cuomo-angers-teachers-union-with-education-plan-featuring-performance-ratings-tied-to-student-tests/


28. Montpelier, VT.  Labor panel calls teachers strike unbalanced, Burlington Free Press
The Vermont-NEA teachers union is unwilling to change the collective bargainingprocess and right to strike “given the political climate” this session, ...
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/politics/2015/04/03/labor-panel-calls-teachers-strike-unbalanced/25251527/


29. Deland, FL.  Volusia school district, teachers schedule bargaining session, News 13 Orlando
The Volusia Teachers Organization is blasting the school district for declaring ... The school district saidcollective bargaining session will be subject to ...
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2015/4/3/volusia_school_distr.html





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