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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 8

21 Aug 2015 2:36 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Kingston, ON.  Ontario public high school teachers hammer out tentative deal with province, Kingston Region 
A three-year breakthrough deal reached by the Ontario high school teachers’ union, government and school boards — one that provides a small wage increase and protects class sizes — is expected to now pave the way for other settlements and minimize labour turmoil this fall.

2. Toronto, ON.  Ontario high school teacher deal bodes well for other contract talks, CBC
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) reached the ... All are in a legal strike position, with the clock ticking toward the start of ...

3. San Francisco, CA.  Teachers at Catholic high schools ink contract after close vote, SFGate
Ted deSaulnier, a religion teacher at Archbishop Riordan High School and an ... In a statement, Cordileone said he appreciated that “the negotiations ...

4. Orlando, FL.  Court won't reconsider teacher-pay ruling, Orlando Sentinel
A federal appeals court has turned down a request to reconsider a decision upholding a controversial Florida law that tied teacher evaluations to ...

5. Sault Ste. Marie, ON.  Elementary teachers head to phase 2 of work action, Sault Star

"While we have agreed to return to the bargaining table on September 1, there must be movement at the table towards a fair collective bargaining ...

6. Guelph, ON.
 No wage talks yet at teacher negotiations, Guelph Mercury
After a lull of several months, negotiations for unions representing 115,000 teachershave either resumed or are scheduled, but they're still dealing ...

7. Marysville, KS.
 Teachers, board still apart on contract, The Marysville Advocate
Marysville public school teachers will work under last year's contract until negotiating teams can come to an agreement on a contract for the 2015-16 ...

8. Key West, FL.
 Union, School District agree on contract, it heads to board for approval, KeysNet
The increase is in addition to the increases a teacher makes based off his or her 2014-15 teacher evaluation and whether they are part of the old ...

9. Toronto, ON.
 Ontario secondary school teachers’ union, province reach tentative deal, The Globe and Mail
Ontario's high school teachers have reached a tentative deal with the Ontario government and the Ontario Public School Boards' Association. The OSSTF posted a note early Thursday morning on its Facebook page announcing the tentative deal that still must be ratified by the union's 60,000 members. The agreement will be presented to local union leaders at a meeting later this week, according to the OSSTF post.

10. Toronto, ON.
 Ontario public high school teachers and province reach deal, The Toronto Star
Public high school teachers in Ontario have reached a tentative agreement with government, according to the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF). After three months of silence between OSSTF and the Ontario government, talks resumed this week only three weeks before students were scheduled to return to class.

11. La Salle, IL.
 La Salle elementary approves 3-year teacher contract, LaSalle News Tribune
Teachers involved in negotiations who attended the board meeting Tuesday declined to comment further but echoed Superintendent Dan Marenda's ...

12. Toronto, ON.
 Liberals, school boards ‘in for the fight of their lives,’ says teachers’ union president, The Toronto Star
The Ontario government and school boards are “in for the fight of their lives” if they push proposals that could “undermine” public education or increase class sizes, says Sam Hammond.

13. Toronto, ON.
 Ontario teachers ramp up PR campaign ahead of negotiations, CBC
With tense negotiations looming, Ontario teachers are launching public ... ANALYSIS | The key issues behind the Ontario teacher contract talks.

14. Washington, DC.
 NLRB Punts on Northwestern Union, Inside Higher Ed
Board says it won't assert jurisdiction over whether Northwestern University athletes are employees, effectively killing their union drive. The vague decision divides experts on the prospects for athlete unions generally.

15. Pittsburgh, PA.
 Ten Allegheny County school districts, including Pittsburgh, still negotiating teacher contracts, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Nina Esposito-Visgitis, president of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, said negotiations took place last week and are scheduled for this week.

16. Toronto, ON.
 Rule stymies teacher hiring in Ontario, Toronto Sun
It is one of the key sticking points in the current round of teacher negotiations. The Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA) wants to see it ...

17. Lawrence, MA.
 Dismissed Lawrence teachers criticize evaluations, Boston Globe
A number of teachers who lost their jobs in Lawrence public schools this ... or suspend aspects of the collective-bargaining agreement with teachers.

18. New York, NY.
 Controversial teacher evaluation method is on trial — literally — and the judge is not amused, Washington Post (blog)
New York is just one of the many states where VAM is a key component of teacherassessment. Evaluation experts have warned policymakers that this ...

19. Wichita, KS.
 Wichita teachers vote to approve tentative contract, Wichita Eagle
Wichita teachers have approved a tentative contract that includes a ... The formation of a work group to study changes to the teacher evaluation ...

20. Toronto, ON.
 Elementary teachers’ union and province to return to bargaining table Sept. 1, Global News
The union representing 76,000 public elementary school teachers says it will head back to the bargaining table with the province on Sept. 1 ... In May the union began a work-to-rule campaign and have cited wages, class size, hiring practices and teacher preparation time as major points of contention in the negotiations.

21. Chicago, IL.
 CTU, CPS agree to bring mediator into contract talks, Chicago Tribune
The CTU has not yet held a strike authorization vote by its members. ... A state law intended to make a strike by teachers more difficult requires that 75 ...

22. Pasco, WA.
 Pasco teachers overwhelmingly authorize strike, KEPR 19
Pasco teachers expect to strike if a new contract deal is not in place by the end of the month. Their current contract with the Pasco ...

23. Los Angeles, CA.
 California Districts Sued for Dismissing Test Scores from Teacher Evaluations, The Heartland Institute
California Districts Sued for Dismissing Test Scores from Teacher ... United Teachers Los Angeles had come to an agreement, negotiations fell apart.

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