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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 44

15 May 2015 6:59 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Toronto, ON.  Province takes step towards legislating striking high school teachers back to work, The Toronto Sun
The Ontario government is concerned strikes by public high school teachers in three school districts are putting their students’ academic year in jeopardy.Education Minister Liz Sandals ... will ask the Education Relations Commission of Ontario to provide an opinion on job action by local bargaining ... 
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/05/15/province-takes-step-towards-legislating-striking-high-school-teachers-back-to-work


2. Rapid City, SD.  Contract negotiations with Rapid City teachers breakdown, Rapid City Journal
Contract negotiations between Rapid City Area Schools and the teachers union deadlocked late Wednesday when the union turned down the school ...
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/contract-negotiations-with-rapid-city-teachers-breakdown/article_dbaa0dae-a42c-50cd-b6dc-13ce47750ea6.html


3. Oakland, CA.  Oakland teachers reach tentative agreement for 'incredible' contract, Contra Costa Times
During negotiations Oakland teachers have complained they are the lowest paid in Alameda County. The current average salary without benefits in ...
http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_28118253/oakland-teachers-reach-tentative-agreement-incredible-contract


4. Logan, UT.  New Utah Teacher Evaluation System Adopted, Utah Public Radio
On Friday, the Utah State Board of Education approved a new way to evaluateteachers which relies more on observations by principals. The system ...
http://upr.org/post/new-utah-teacher-evaluation-system-adopted


5. Salinas, CA.  Settlement sought in Salinas City teacher pay lawsuit, The Salinas Californian
“The (union) action alleged that the District's interpretation of the parties' collective bargaining agreement created teacher pay disparities in violation of ...
http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/education/2015/05/14/settlement-sought-salinas-city-teacher-pay-lawsuit/27322701/


6. Toronto, ON.  Teacher strikes: Labour board case an 'attack' on rights, union says, Toronto Star
Questioning strikes by high school teachers is a “fundamental attack” on their ... deemed to be illegal based on the School Board Collective Bargaining Act.” ... The Catholic teachers' union recently sent out a bargaining update listing ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/05/14/teacher-strikes-labour-board-hearing-to-rule-if-legal.html


7. Danvers, MA.  Danvers teacher contract approved, Wicked Local Danvers
More than a year of negotiations ended when the School Committee unanimously approved a three-year contract with the Danvers Teachers ...
http://danvers.wickedlocal.com/article/20150514/NEWS/150518555


8. Ann Arbor, MI.  Ann Arbor school board disappointed teachers refuse tonegotiate contract, MLive
Dozens of Ann Arbor Public Schools teachers attend the Ann Arbor Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Forsythe Middle ...
http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/05/ann_arbor_public_schools_teach_1.html


9. Halton, ON.  Catholic teachers prepared to take strike action: union reps, InsideHalton
Although Catholic school boards have yet to begin local negotiations, members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) gave ...
http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/5613667-catholic-teachers-prepared-to-take-strike-action-union-reps/


10. Toronto, ON.  Language school teachers at Kaplan School strike to protect job security, Toronto Star
The teachers, members of Unifor Local 40 union, claim that the “matrix” is used randomly and unpredictably to justify the firing of experienced and ...
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/05/12/language-school-teachers-at-kaplan-school-strike-to-protect-job-security.html


11. Boulder, CO.  Boulder Valley, teachers union reach agreement on 3-year contract, Colorado Hometown Weekly
Boulder Valley teachers have negotiated a 2.8 percent cost-of-living pay ... "These kinds of negotiations are not happening everywhere," Mueh said.
http://www.coloradohometownweekly.com/news/schools/ci_28101497/boulder-valley-teachers-union-reach-agreement-3-year


12. Bridgehampton, NY.  After Two Years, Bridgehampton Teacher Contract Is Approved, East Hampton Star
After working without a contract for nearly two school years, teachers in ... The contract also says both parties will begin to negotiate the new job ...
http://easthamptonstar.com/Education/2015512/After-Two-Years-Bridgehampton-Teacher-Contract-Approved


13. Toronto, ON.  Ontario Labour Board could force teachers back to work by week’s end, The Globe and Mail
Troubles with Ontario’s new two-tier bargaining system in education have reached a boiling point this week, with the Ontario Labour Relations Board to decide in the next few days if striking teachers have subverted ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/three-ontario-boards-ask-for-high-school-strikes-to-be-declared-unlawful/article24396277/


14. Albany, NY.  Lawmakers seek teacher evaluation delay, WGRZ-TV
Assembly Democrats have introduced legislation that would delay the development and implementation of new teacher evaluations, ...
http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/education/2015/05/13/lawmakers-seek-teacher-evaluation-delay/27232761/


15. Providence, RI.  RI Senate panel OKs bill to keep educators' evaluations private, The Providence Journal
A bill that would shield the evaluations of public school teachers, principals, superintendents and other school employees from ...
http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150512/NEWS/150519717/14111


16. Ukiah, CA.  UUSD at impasse over proposed increase in teacher salaries, Ukiah Daily Journal
Contract negotiations between the Ukiah Unified School District and the Ukiah Teachers' Association have hit an impasse over a proposal to increase ...
http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/20150511/uusd-at-impasse-over-proposed-increase-in-teacher-salaries


17. New York, NY.  New York Catholic teachers seek wage increase, take part in rolling strike, National Catholic Reporter
A woman and two students walk past striking teachers May 5 near the entrance of Transfiguration School in the Chinatown section of New York City.
http://ncronline.org/news/faith-parish/new-york-catholic-teachers-seek-wage-increase-take-part-rolling-strike


18. St. Louis, MD.  Webster University adjuncts lose their union bid, St. Louis Public Radio
Adjunct instructors at Webster University have lost their bid to join a union. However, both the adjuncts and university officials who campaigned against the union say they will keep discussing the issues that prompted the ...
http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/webster-university-adjuncts-lose-their-union-bid


19. Toronto, ON.  'No new money' for Ontario's public elementary-school teachers, The Globe and Mail
With 4,500 teachers on strike, classes have been cancelled for 72,000 students. High school teachers in at least four more boards could walk out in ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/no-new-money-for-ontarios-public-elementary-school-teachers/article24362390/


20. Chicago, IL.  Teachers union vs. school board: Chicago's contract debate, The Depaulia
Karen Lewis (right) leads the charge at the Chicago Teachers Union strike in 2012. It was the first strike in 25 years and current contract negotiations ...
http://depauliaonline.com/news/2015/05/10/teachers-union-vs-school-board-chicagos-contract-debate/


21. Florida.  As Florida Reduces Testing, Teacher Evaluation Questions Remain, StateImpact Florida
Schools can evaluate teachers using state test results, as long as they only use students in that teacher's class. So art, music or gym teachers could ...
http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2015/05/11/as-florida-reduces-testing-teacher-evaluation-questions-remain/


22. Toronto, ON.  Elementary teachers union returns to bargaining table as job action begins, Toronto Star
... returned to the central table … because the only way to get the deal is to be negotiating, and … we do believe in the collective bargaining process.”.
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/05/11/elementary-teachers-union-returns-to-bargaining-table-as-job-action-begins.html


23. Albuquerque, NM.  Teacher attendance up, thanks to evaluations, officials say, Santa Fe New Mexican
New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera discusses the results ofteacher evaluations during an interview in Albuquerque on Monday.
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/education/teacher-attendance-up-thanks-to-evaluations-officials-say/article_d65b70e4-f2d4-540c-9960-4cc9df2f53d2.html


24. Toronto, ON.  What are the issues in the Ontario teachers' negotiations?, The Globe and Mail
Union leaders for secondary and elementary school teachers have repeatedly pointed to a few sticking points at contract negotiations over the past ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/what-are-the-issues-in-the-ontario-teachers-negotiations/article24345700/


25. Salt Lake City, UT.  State School Board approves components of new teacher evaluation process, Deseret News
The Utah State Board of Education on Friday made permanent a new teacher evaluation framework that relies on administrative observation, evidence ...
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865628240/State-School-Board-approves-components-of-new-teacher-evaluation-process.html


26. Albany, NY.  Education summit airs grievances over new teacher evaluation law, WRVO Public Media
Disagreements that have roiled the state's education community in the wake of newteacher evaluation laws approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the ...
http://wrvo.org/post/education-summit-airs-grievances-over-new-teacher-evaluation-law


27. Mississauga, ON.  Elementary schools will remain open during teacher work-to-rule starting Monday, The Mississauga News
Ontario's elementary school teachers finally revealed details of the strike ... more than a decade of collective bargaining gains made by teachers.
http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/5609169-elementary-schools-will-remain-open-during-teacher-work-to-rule-starting-monday/


28. Toronto, ON.  Ontario elementary teachers crank up pressure, release job action details, The Globe and Mail
Ontario’s public elementary-school teachers will refuse to perform some administrative duties – such as administering standardized tests and writing report-card comments – as they seek to crank up the pressure on the government in tough contract ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/strike-action-by-ontario-elementary-teachers-to-begin-monday/article24327335/




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