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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 49

20 Jun 2015 12:02 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Toronto, ON.  Ontario Premier Wynne says central-local split in teacher bargaining will stay, The Globe and Mail
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation has applied for conciliation, which could set the stage for a province-wide strike. Elementary ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-premier-wynne-says-central-local-split-in-teacher-bargaining-will-stay/article25026868/


2. Chester, NJ.  High School Teachers' Contract Negotiations Move Forward, Patch
The teachers' current contract was a four-year pact that was not agreed upon until two years into negotiations. That accord ran out at the end of the ...
http://patch.com/new-jersey/longvalley/high-school-teachers-contract-negotiations-move-forward


3. Minot, ND.  Minot Public Schools Teacher Contract, KXNet
I thought the negotiations went well, I thought there was mutual respect on ... Negotiations have been going on since May, and after today's tentative ...
http://www.kxnet.com/story/29358129/minot-public-schools-teacher-contract


4. Nampa, ID.  Ybarra: Teacher evaluation system will be audited (copy), Idaho Press-Tribune
Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra will wait for an audit on Idaho's teacher evaluation system to be completed before ...
http://www.idahopress.com/news/state/ybarra-teacher-evaluation-system-will-be-audited-copy/article_ea901100-163a-11e5-855c-9b40e352558e.html


5. Toronto, ON.  OSSTF plans to cease extracurricular activities across the province, Toronto Sun
Ontario’s public high school teachers can expect to be in a province-wide strike position by early July and will then cease any participation in extracurricular activities, their union says. If a collective agreement with teachers is not reached over the summer, public high school students will likely have no extracurricular ...
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/06/18/osstf-plans-to-cease-extracurricular-activities-across-the-province


6. Santa, Fe, NM.  Judge rejects motion to dismiss teacher evaluation lawsuit, Las Cruces Sun-News
A state district judge has denied a motion by the New Mexico Public Education Department to dismiss a lawsuit over the agency's ...
http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_28337085/judge-rejects-motion-dismiss-teacher-evaluation-lawsuit


7. Houston, TX.  HISD budget includes teacher raises, bonuses, Chron
"We're going to invest on the front end, and pay for our teachers and get the quality teachers into HISD," Huewitt told the school board. The board ...
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/HISD-budget-includes-teacher-raises-bonuses-6336405.php


8. Pennsylvania.  Measure tying teacher layoffs to job performance narrowly survives preliminary test in Pa. House, PennLive.com
A bill permitting Pennsylvania school districts to tie future teacher layoffs to job performance evaluations narrowly survived an early-round vote in the ...
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/06/house_tees_up_measure_tying_te.html


9. Toronto, ON.  Teacher union demands would cost $3.2 billion, boards say, The Toronto Star
The union representing Ontario’s public elementary teachers has tabled more than $3.2 billion worth of demands, including a 3 per cent raise each year over three years plus cost of living increases, says the association representing school boards. “There’s been a lot of misinformation and assertions with the negotiations process, and ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/06/16/teacher-union-demands-would-cost-32-billion-boards-say.html


10. La Quinta, CA.  DSUSD teachers protest stalled contract negotiations, The Desert Sun
The Desert Sands Unified School District's Tuesday board meeting was filled with tears, applause and standing ovations as teacher after teacher ...
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/education/2015/06/17/dsusd-teachers-protest-stalled-contract-negotiations/28850429/


11. Toronto, ON.  Ontario public elementary teachers seeking $3.2 billion in monetary demands, school boards claim, National Post
Negotiations between the province's teachers, the government and school boards have been at an impasse for months, with some local strikes ruled ...
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/ontario-public-elementary-teachers-seeking-3-2-billion-in-monetary-demands-school-boards-claim


12. Albany, NY.  Regents OKs new teacher evaluation system, Times Herald-Record
New York has a new teacher evaluation system, finalized by the Board of Regents Tuesday. The Regents approved the new regulations ...
http://www.recordonline.com/article/20150616/NEWS/150619438


13. Buffalo, NY.  New contract offer for teachers in Buffalo, WKBW-TV
The current contract with teachers is so out-of-date, the district says it ... The collective bargaining agreement would be clarified to ensure teacher ...
http://www.wkbw.com/news/new-contract-offer-for-teachers-in-buffalo


14. Santa Rosa, CA.  Can money intended for Sonoma County's neediest students pay for teacher raises?, Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Amy Stern stands by an art piece created by students and teachers at ... benefits, and that a lack of quality teachers negatively affected all students.
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/4061459-181/can-money-intended-for-sonoma


15. Lebanon, PA.  Cornwall-Lebanon teachers, board reach contract agreement, Lebanon Daily News
... Education Association approved Monday a four-year collective bargaining agreement, effective through the 2018-19 school-year, that has teachers ...
http://www.ldnews.com/local/ci_28319152/cornwall-lebanon-teachers-board-reach-contract-agreement


16. Golden, CO.  Jeffco contract draft: big on site-based decisions, short onteacher evaluation specifics, Chalkbeat Colorado
Instead, the contract says the evaluation system and process will be “clearly defined and communicated to” teachers. This point is likely going to be a ...
http://co.chalkbeat.org/2015/06/12/jeffco-contract-draft-big-on-site-based-decisions-short-on-teacher-evaluation-specifics/#.VX1zx_lViko


17. Buffalo, NY.  Buffalo School Board united in negotiations with teachers union, Buffalo News
The Buffalo School Board unanimously agreed that it will broaden direction to the district's negotiating team to provide raises for teachers in exchange ...
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo-public-schools/buffalo-school-board-united-in-negotiations-with-teachers-union-20150612


18, Driggs, ID.  District contract negotiations break down, Teton Valley News
The local teachers union, the Teton Education Association (TEA), and the school district could not agree on a new master contract for teachers and will ...
http://www.tetonvalleynews.net/news/district-contract-negotiations-break-down/article_3c7bcf06-1152-11e5-98b9-5f652df182cb.html


19. Lancaster, PA,  Octorara labor negotiations still stalled, LancasterOnline
Although school finished June 5, about 200 teachers and support staff, wearing red school colors, had returned to school to hear the board's decision ...
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/octorara-labor-negotiations-still-stalled/article_c6dd52d2-114d-11e5-b338-eb2697fb697b.html


20. San Diego, CA.  Rancho Santa Fe School teachers seek raises from school board, Rancho Santa Fe Review
Teachers at R. Roger Rowe are looking to see a boost in their ... compensation packages is hurting our ability to attract quality teachers and negatively ...
http://www.ranchosantafereview.com/news/2015/jun/12/teachers-school-board-raises/


21. Springfield, MO.  How much could Springfield teacher pay go up?, Springfield News-Leader
Missouri's largest district and the teachers union engaged in weeks of collective bargaining to reach the tentative agreement, which includes a ...
http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/education/2015/06/12/much-springfield-teacher-pay-go/71134106/




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