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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 45

22 May 2015 7:08 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Pittsburgh, PA.  Mt. Lebanon approves teacher contract extension, budget with tax hike, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The collective bargaining agreement with the Mt. Lebanon Education ... with students remains the same, with no loss of student-teacher contact time.
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/05/22/Mt-Lebanon-approves-teacher-contract-extension-budget-with-tax-hike/stories/201505220079


2. Durham, ON.  UPDATE: Decision on legality of Durham teachers' strike won't come until next week, durham region 
DURHAM -- An Ontario Labour Relations Board hearing on the legality of Durham'steacher strike wrapped up Thursday, but it will be next week ...
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/5638430-update-decision-on-legality-of-durham-teachers-strike-won-t-come-until-next-week/


3. Lancaster, PA.  Lampeter-Strasburg teacher pay up 2.8%; taxes, 1.3%, LancasterOnline
At its May 18 meeting, the school board approved a collective bargaining agreement with its teacher union, extending from July 1, 2015, to June 30, ...
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/lampeter-strasburg-teacher-pay-up-taxes/article_ebd878d6-fffb-11e4-9b06-af51f3d2a9d1.html


4. San Bruno, CA.  San Bruno Park Elementary School District teachers set to get big payday: Under state funding ..., San Mateo Daily Journal
Educators in San Bruno will likely walk away from contract negotiations that have been marred by myriad struggles with an agreement that awards ...
http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2015-05-22/san-bruno-park-elementary-school-district-teachers-set-to-get-big-payday-under-state-funding-increase-educators-set-to-receive-as-much-as-85-percent-raise/1776425143770.html


5. Toronto, ON.  Ontario Premier Wynne open to back-to-work legislation to end teachers strike, The Globe and Mail
Premier Kathleen Wynne says she’s ready to send striking Ontario teachers back to work, but two processes ... any end to the strikes – outside of a bargained resolution – hinges on two decisions by different arms of the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and those decisions are going ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/premier-wynne-willing-to-legislate-striking-teachers-back-to-work/article24546346/


6. Albany, NY.  Assembly passes bill to slow down teacher evaluations, NEWS10 ABC
When the budget passed this spring, it largely took control of funds and teacherevaluations away from local districts. It made yearly teacher ...
http://news10.com/2015/05/20/assembly-passes-bill-to-slow-down-teacher-evaluations/


7. Toronto, ON.  Legality of teachers strike hinges on three small but confusing words, The Globe and Mail
Ontario's new teacher bargaining legislation leaves some important questions hazy, particularly three key words, the province's Labour Relations ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/legality-of-teachers-strike-hinges-on-three-small-but-confusing-words/article24535708/


8. Golden, CO.  Jeffco, union to talk new teacher pay Thursday, Chalkbeat Colorado
These negotiations are a result of a judge putting on hold a compensation plan for new ... The plan put on hold would pay new teachers more. But the ...
http://co.chalkbeat.org/2015/05/20/jeffco-union-to-talk-new-teacher-pay-thursday/#.VV8DRE_BzGc


9. Kansas, OH.  Lakota teachers OK new contract, Cincinnati.com
Lakota teachers have approved a new labor contract that will play a large role in the ... to vote on a new employment contract that was the result of negotiations since March. ... The tentative teacher contract was announced last week.
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/05/20/lakota-teachers-vote-raise-bonus/27669113/


10. Ottawa, ON.  High school teachers to start work-to-rule today, Ottawa Community News 
The public high school teachers strike is expanding to Ottawa area schools, but so far it's not affecting classroom instruction or extra-curricular ...
http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/5634200-high-school-teachers-to-start-work-to-rule-today/


11. Pennsylvania.  How and how much are teachers paid in Pennsylvania?, Newsworks
In the 1990s, some of teachers' collective bargaining tools started to get stripped away -- and those gains stagnated. In 1992, Act 88 limited some of ...
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/81930-how-and-how-much-are-teachers-paid-in-pennsylvania


12. Toronto, ON.  Teachers deserve no more — or less — than private sector workers, Financial Post
Peter J. Thompson/National PostPeel Region teachers walk the picket line at Mississauga's Lorne Park High School as the teachers strike continues, ...
http://business.financialpost.com/executive/management-hr/teachers-deserve-no-more-or-less-than-private-sector-workers


13. Lansing, MI.  Michigan Senate to OK teacher evaluation changes, 9&10 News
The Michigan Senate is expected to vote to implement state standards for evaluating teachers and school administrators while ...
http://www.9and10news.com/story/29110067/michigan-senate-to-ok-teacher-evaluation-changes


14. Cambridge, ON.  Panel to rule on teacher strike as chair steps aside, Cambridge Times
The man tasked with deciding if three teachers’ strikes are unlawful announced Tuesday he will not take part in a panel deciding if those same strikes have put the school year in jeopardy.
http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/5634543-panel-to-rule-on-teacher-strike-as-chair-steps-aside/


15. Toronto, ON.  Ontario labour board to decide if high school teachers' strikes are illegal, The Globe and Mail
Ontario’s striking public high school teachers ... enter their most crucial week ... awaiting a ruling as to whether their strikes have put students in jeopardy and a precedent-setting judgment determining if their job action is illegal.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/high-school-teachers-talks-with-ontario-to-resume-wednesday-with-new-mediator/article24486406/


16. Toronto, ON.  Striking teachers' union poised to resume talks, The Toronto Sun
The union representing Ontario’s public high school teachers is poised to resume talks with the province this week. A new mediator has been brought ...
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/05/18/striking-teachers-union-poised-to-resume-talks


17. Rapid City, SD.  Negotiations over teacher salaries stall in Rapid City, Daily Republic
Contract negotiationsbetween teachers and district officials in South ...
http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/news/state/3747490-negotiations-over-teacher-salaries-stall-rapid-city


18. Winnipeg, MB.  Maternity pay gets a bump for teachers in Thompson, Winnipeg Free Press
The association warned Manitoba school boards their teachers will be using the Thompson agreement in their own negotiations or grievances.
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/maternity-pay-gets-a-bump-for-teachers-in-thompson-304209131.html


19. Seattle, WA.  Questions Of Legality Surround Washington Teacher Strikes, KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
Michael Baumgartner in a statement said teachers are making political ... Manycollective bargaining agreements, such as the one between Seattle's ...
http://www.kplu.org/post/questions-legality-surround-washington-teacher-strikes


20. Sacramento, CA.  Activists look to courts to weaken grip of California teachers union, Sacramento Bee
One by one, bills to change education policy are foundering in California. Democratic legislators shelved a measure to extend from two to three years the time it takes for teachers to achieve tenure. They dispatched an effort to do away with the “last-in-first-out” policy that says the least experienced teachers should go first ...
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article21185103.html?utm_source=Michelle%27s+daily+email%2C+May+18%2C+2015&utm_campaign=Daily_4-24-15&utm_medium=email


21. Farmington, NM.  Area school districts continue to face state teacher evaluation issues, Farmington Daily Times
San Juan County school administrators are running into issues with the state teacher evaluation system and questioning the quality ...
http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_28135520/area-school-districts-continue-face-state-teacher-evaluation


22. Toronto, ON.  Teacher strike: Obscure panel to decide this week whether it's jeopardizing the school year, Toronto Star
Paul Elliott, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' ... Regardless of its decision, she said, “we respect the collective bargaining process ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/05/18/teacher-strike-obscure-panel-to-decide-this-week-whether-its-jeopardizing-the-school-year.html


23. Rapid City, SD.  Rapid City School Board makes statement concerning teacher negotiations, KEVN Black Hills Fox
The teachers' union in the Rapid City School District announced Wednesday night, that they had reached an impasse in their contract negotiations ...
http://www.blackhillsfox.com/home/headlines/Rapid-City-School-Board-makes-statement-concerning-teacher-negotiations-303959851.html


24. Dayton, OH.  Franklin board, teachers heading to contract mediation, Dayton Daily News
The union says that for a new teacher that equates to $371 more a year, ... Sander declined to comment about the negotiations saying saying that he ...
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/franklin-board-teachers-heading-to-contract-mediat/nmHRb/


25. Sudbury, ON.  Teacher strike in Sudbury, elsewhere worries minister, The Sudbury Star
Rainbow and the boards from Peel and Durham, where teachers are also ... Sandals said in a news release she respects the collective bargaining ...
http://www.thesudburystar.com/2015/05/16/teacher-strike-in-sudbury-elsewhere-worries-minister




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