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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 14

02 Oct 2015 5:52 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. McHenry, IL.  McHenry High teachers go on strike; classes canceled at 2 campuses, Chicago Tribune
Teachers in suburban McHenry have gone on strike after disagreeing with district officials about compensation and insurance benefits. Negotiations ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-mchenry-teacher-strike-20151001-story.html


2. Haverhill, MA.  Teacher contract dispute nearly over, Eagle-Tribune
School Committee President Scott Wood Jr., a member of the contract negotiations team, said that over the four years of the contract, teachers' pay ...
http://www.eagletribune.com/news/haverhill/teacher-contract-dispute-nearly-over/article_771f390f-00f4-58d3-b6ac-7b4cd423bf19.html


3. California.  Judge Rejects Suit to Let Teachers' Union Members Avoid Political Spending, Education Week (subscription) (blog)
The suit against the major national teachers unions and their California ... do not wish to join the union to pay service fees for collective-bargaining.
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/school_law/2015/10/judge_rejects_suit_seeking_to_.html


4. Albuquerque, NM.  Testimony to continue in New Mexico teacher evaluation fight, KOB
... Teachers Federation are seeking an injunction to halt the use of student test scores while their lawsuit against the evaluation system moves forward.
http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3922782.shtml#.Vg7Ed_lViko


5. Philadelphia, PA.  Temple U Adjuncts May Set Date for Joint Union Election, Inside Higher Ed
Temple University adjuncts, full-time faculty, librarians and academic professionals have enough in common that they can hold an election to form a joint union, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board ...
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/10/02/temple-u-adjuncts-may-set-date-joint-union-election?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=31a1bcaaec-DNU20151002&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-31a1bcaaec-197405925


6. Newark, NJ.  Newark teachers union not in love with breakthrough contract, Washington Times
Newark teachers union not in love with breakthrough contract ... and a new teacher's contract that has led to improved teacher quality and retention.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/1/newark-teachers-union-not-in-love-with-breakthroug/


7. Bloomington, IN.  MCCSC Board Approves Collective Bargaining Agreement, WFHB News
The Monroe County Community school board approved a collective agreement with its teachers yesterday. The Board of Trustees of the Monroe ...
http://wfhb.org/news/mccsc-board-approves-collective-bargaining-agreement/


8. Perkasie, PA.  Pennridge School Board unanimously approves teachers contract, The Reporter
2016-17 School Year: Teachers will see an estimated 0.07 percent ... Although the collective bargaining agreement has been reached with the ...
http://www.thereporteronline.com/general-news/20151001/pennridge-school-board-unanimously-approves-teachers-contract


9. Valparaiso, IN.  Valparaiso teachers to receive pay raise, Chicago Tribune
1 as part of the new one-year contract approved between the teachers' ... The bargaining unit represents more than 300 teachers, school counselors and ... negotiated since Indiana law changed concerning the collective bargaining ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-valparaiso-teacher-contract-st-1001-20150930-story.html


10. Montreal, QC.  A guide to today's French-language teachers' strike, CBC
The teachers' strike affecting French school boards will cause a lot of headaches for parents whose kids will have a mandatory day off on Wednesday.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/french-language-teachers-strike-1.3249701


11. Lima, OH.  School salaries: Recruiting, retaining teachers through annual pay raises, Lima Ohio
“I don't believe standardized test scores should have any part in a teacher's evaluation or their pay because it's very minuscule in terms of what they ...
http://limaohio.com/news/152357/school-salaries-recruiting-retaining-teachers-through-annual-pay-raises


12. Toronto, ON.  Ontario elementary teachers accept government’s offer to resume talks days before possible strike deadline, 24News
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario President Sam Hammond said in a statement late Tuesday he “accepts” the province’s offer to resume negotiations.
Talks broke off earlier this month when ...
http://www.24news.ca/the-news/canada-news/165955-ontario-elementary-teachers-accept-governments-offer-to-resume-talks-days-before-possible-strike-deadline


13. Toronto, ON.  Cleaning blackboards off limits during CUPE job action, The Toronto Sun
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents 55,000 childhood educators, educational assistants, custodians, clerical workers, librarians and other workers in the province’s public and Catholic elementary and public schools, launched the second phase of its job action Tuesday morning, CUPE national representative Jim Morrison says.
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/09/29/cupe-school-staff-ramp-up-job-action


14. Montreal, QC.  Teacher strike Wednesday means day off for 275000 students in Quebec, Montreal Gazette
About 275,000 students will have the day off on Wednesday as their teachers hold a one-day strike to protest against proposed changes to class sizes ...
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/french-teachers-strike-to-protest-proposed-changes-to-contract-and-class-sizes


15. Prospect Heights, IL.  Teacher Strike in Illinois Ends and School Resumes, Chicago Tribune
On Sunday evening, teachers employed by the Prospect Heights School District 23 ratified a new four-year contract. The District 23 Board of Education will reconvene this Tuesday to vote on the agreement. School in this district was already cancelled seven times this month for 1,570 students as a result of contract negotiations. Contract details will be released if the school board also votes to ratify the agreement.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-prospect-heights-students-to-return-to-school-monday-after-strike-ends-20150927-story.html


16. Prospect Heights, IL.  Prospect Heights District 23 teachers reject contract offer, Chicago Tribune
Prospect Heights District 23 nurse Kathy Quatman walks the picket line with teachers from her district who are out on strike after failing to reach a ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/news/ct-prospect-teachers-strike-thursday-vote-met-20150924-story.html


17. Ridgewood, NJ.  Ridgewood teacher contract talks heating up, NorthJersey
Tense contract negotiations between the Ridgewood Board of Education (BOE) and Ridgewood Education Association (REA) ramped up this week.
http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/contract-negotiations-heating-up-1.1418121?page=1


18. Wyalusing, PA.  School Board Responds to Teachers' Union Statement, Wyalusing Rocket Courier (subscription)
24 issue of the Rocket-Courier, which reported the status of ongoing contract negotiations from the perspective of the teacher's union. The press ...
http://www.rocket-courier.com/news/2015-09-24/Front_Page/School_Board_Responds_to_Teachers_Union_Statement.html


19. Montreal, QC.  Teachers at EMSB vote in favour of strike action, Montreal Gazette
Teachers at the English Montreal School Board are the latest to approve strike mandates as contract negotiations with the provincial government drag ...
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/teachers-at-emsb-vote-in-favour-of-strike-action


20. Montreal, QC.  Quebec's English school board teachers' 1st strike day likely in late October, CBC
Parents of students enrolled in Quebec's English public school system won't have to worry about a teachers' strike for at least another month.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-s-english-school-board-teachers-1st-strike-day-likely-in-late-october-1.3245138


21. Toronto, ON.  ETFO work-to-rule means unsafe schools, Ontario principals warn, Toronto Star
“While we recognize the union is in a legal strike position, their strike ... When principals can't get a supply teacher, “there will be no teacher in the ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/09/25/etfo-work-to-rule-means-unsafe-schools-ontario-principals-warn.html


22. Kelso, WA.  Judge holds striking Kelso teachers in contempt, The Seattle Times
KOIN-TV reports (http://is.gd/2D4gKQ) the judge said he would fine the union $2,000 a day if teachers don't go back to work. Their strike entered its ...
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/judge-holds-striking-kelso-teachers-in-contempt/





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