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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 50

26 Jun 2015 4:57 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Chicago, IL.  Changes for teachers bring CPS contract talks to a halt, Chicago Tribune
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, seen earlier in the month, said June 25, 2015, that contract negotiations with the school board have ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-teachers-contract-talks-met-0626-20150625-story.html


2. Stratford, PEI.  education minister faces barrage of questions over teacher cuts, CBC
"Why wasn't this minister and his government up front with teachers about the government's plans during negotiations?" But it was Finance Minister ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/p-e-i-education-minister-faces-barrage-of-questions-over-teacher-cuts-1.3128277


3. Greensburg, IN.  Many factors hamper contract negotiations, Greensburg Daily News
Negotiations for new teacher contracts will be hampered by Greensburg Community Schools' fiscal constraints, higher insurance ...
http://www.greensburgdailynews.com/news/local_news/many-factors-hamper-contract-negotiations/article_a170280a-f02c-5022-94d1-c00e9e0b302c.html


4. Palmyra, PA.  Palmyra School Board approves 4-year contracts with teachers, support staff, PennLive
It took two years of negotiations, but on Thursday the Palmyra Area School Board approved ... It will be aligned with a new teacher contract in 2018-19.
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/06/palmyra_school_board_approves_2.html


5. Bar Harbor, ME.  Schools approve teacher contracts, Mount Desert Islander
The collective bargaining agreements, which do not apply to the outer island ... The base pay for starting elementary school teachers in Bar Harbor, ...
http://www.mdislander.com/maine-news/education-news/schools-approve-teacher-contracts


6. Washington, DC.  What We Should Be Talking about When We Talk about Teacher Evaluation, EdCentral
Last week, New York's Board of Regents met to hammer out regulations for the state's recently approved legislation to overhaul its teacher evaluation ...
http://www.edcentral.org/teachereval/


7. Chicago, IL.  Chicago teachers break off negotiations days before contract expires, USA TODAY
"The teachers union made a proposal to address an inconsistency in the teacher evaluation system whereby educators with 'proficient' observations ...
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/06/25/chicago-teachers-union-breaks-off-contract-negotiations/29302157/


8. Stratford, PEI.  PEI Teachers' Federation walks out on negotiations, CBC
The P.E.I. Teachers' Federation has walked out on negotiations with the province. On Wednesday afternoon, the federation's president Gilles ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/p-e-i-teachers-federation-walks-out-on-negotiations-1.3126420


9. Toronto, ON.  Catholic teachers one step closer to strike, Brampton Guardian
Ontario's English Catholic school teachers have filed for conciliation in their provincial contract talks, which could set the stage for a strike.
http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/5694199-catholic-teachers-one-step-closer-to-strike/


10. Pennsylvania.  Pa. House advances bill aimed at weakening teacher seniority, Newsworks
Layoff decisions must be based on teacher evaluations without considering salaries, according to the bill. And districts seeking to downsize must also ...
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local//item/83436-pa-house-advances-bill-that-would-weaken-teacher-seniority/


11. Los Angeles, CA.  California teachers want Supreme Court to take up union-dues dispute, LA Daily News
California teachers want Supreme Court to take up union-dues dispute ... could not be required to pay union fees that cover collective bargaining.
http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20150624/california-teachers-want-supreme-court-to-take-up-union-dues-dispute


12. Toronto, ON.  Teacher lockout 'last resort,' says Liz Sandals, Toronto Star
Education Minister Liz Sandals says teachers frustrated with the state of contract negotiations could be locked out, but only as a last resort. “The thing about locking out teachers is you also lock out children and school boards and the government, we are really committed to trying to keep the kids in the classroom,” ...
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/06/22/teacher-lockout-last-resort-says-liz-sandals.html


13. Jackson, MI.  Ineffective ratings on evaluations lead to discharge of two teachers, MLive
Jackson Public Schools is moving ahead with the discharge of two teachers who have received two consecutive years of ineffective ratings on annual ...
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2015/06/ineffective_ratings_on_evaluat.html


14. Augusta, ME.  Base teacher pay in Augusta to increase 4.7 percent under proposed contract, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Base teacher pay in Augusta to increase 4.7 percent under proposed ... teachers, following about four months of negotiations with the school board.
http://www.centralmaine.com/2015/06/22/base-teacher-pay-in-augusta-to-increase-4-7-percent-under-proposed-contract/


15. Glens Falls, NY.  South Glens Falls approves five-year teacher pact,
The South Glens Falls Board of Education on Monday approved new contracts with the district’s teachers, administrators ... The new five-year deal with the teachers runs through June 30, 2020, and contains an average salary increase of 3.29 percent including the step increase over the five years,
http://poststar.com/news/local/south-glens-falls-approves-five-year-teacher-pact/article_f90d1daa-6c7f-59c1-8870-031dbd0cbc01.html?comment_form=true


16. Los Angeles, CA.  Vergara appeal moves forward, but final decision may be 1 year away, LA School Report
An appellate court ruling in the landmark Vergara v. California case moved closer to an end date today with the attorneys for the nine student plaintiffs filing their appeal brief.
http://laschoolreport.com/vergara-appeal-moves-forward-but-final-decision-may-be-1-year-away/


17. Chicago, IL.  Chicago Teachers Union president hints contract agreement 'this close', Chicago Tribune
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Tuesday sounded ... the rancor of three years ago, when teachers went on strike for seven days.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-karen-lewis-contract-met-20150623-story.html


18. Coeur d'Alene, ID.   Taking a summer break, Coeur d'Alene Press
Teacher contract negotiations will continue into the summer in Coeur d'Alene.Negotiating teams for the school board and the ...
http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_7de91d51-fe5b-5b5b-8d0e-978b8894f6d4.html


19. Mechanicsburg, PA.  House passes bill ending seniority-based teacher layoffs, PennLive
Pennsylvania is one of only six states in the nation that bases teacher ... but he believes issues of seniority should be a part of collective bargaining," ...
http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/06/house_passes_bill_ending_senio.html


20. Ann Arbor, MI.  Ann Arbor schools hires Grand Rapids lawyer for teacher contract negotiations, MLive
To the chagrin of some teachers, Ann Arbor Public Schools has retained a Grand Rapids attorney to assist the district when it appears before the ...
http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/06/teachers_complain_about_ann_ar.html


21. Toronto, ON.  No extra curriculars this fall without contract, Ontario high school teachers warn, Toronto Star
Public high school teachers were on strike in three boards this spring, but the job action was deemed illegal as they were legislated back to work.
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/06/19/no-extracurriculars-this-fall-without-contract-ontario-high-school-teachers-warn.html


22. Capac, MI.  Capac teacher contract talks in its fifth year, Port Huron Times Herald
The projected drop in fund balance for next year means less leverage for teachers innegotiations, according to Kuretich. She was encouraged initially ...
http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/local/2015/06/19/capac-teacher-contract-talks-fifth-year/28987895/


23. Geneva, NY.  Geneva teachers get raises, but also higher health insurance costs, Finger Lakes Times
“The big focus for negotiations with the teachers this time around was to pretty much get the health insurance contribution to be more,” Stephen Kruger ...
http://www.fltimes.com/news/article_7cccb98e-1685-11e5-97ac-cffa143343ed.html


24. Albuquerque, NM.  New Mexico Judge Allows Teacher Evaluations Lawsuit, Huffington Post
A New Mexico judge has denied a motion to dismiss a teachers union lawsuit that challenges the state's ...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/19/new-mexico-teacher-evaluations-dismissal_n_7616770.html?utm_hp_ref=education&ir=Education


25. Santa Fe, NM.  Santa Fe Public Schools' teachers, staff to get $4.7M in state merit pay, Santa Fe New Mexican
Parts of the state's teacher evaluations were used to determine which teachers would be awarded merit pay — such as test scores, classroom ...
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/education/santa-fe-public-schools-teachers-staff-to-get-m-in/article_db39a9ff-2d0b-534d-8127-90e38b88fc5a.html




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