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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 18

30 Oct 2015 3:23 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Charlottetown, PE.  Violence in PEI schools just one of issues in teacher negotiations, The Guardian Charlottetown
Violence in P.E.I. schools just one of issues in teacher negotiations ... Bethany MacLeod, president of the P.E.I. Teachers' Federation at her desk in the ...
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2015-10-29/article-4326027/Violence-in-P.E.I.-schools-just-one-of-issues-in-teacher-negotiations/1


2. Tampa, FL.  Hillsborough County Ending Teacher Evaluation System Developed With Gates Foundation, StateImpact Florida
Hillsborough County is scrapping six years and $180 million worth of work to build a new teacher evaluation system with help from the Bill and ...
https://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/jp/hillsborough-county-ending-teacher-evaluation-system-developed-with-gates-foundation/


3. East St. Louis, IL.  Tentative agreement reached in East St. Louis teachers' strike, superintendent says, STLtoday
The end may be in sight for the East St. Louis teachers' strike that has ... a tentative agreement was reached in the collective-bargaining negotiations.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/tentative-agreement-reached-in-east-st-louis-teachers-strike-superintendent/article_592eb78b-6327-5d64-89d8-214a321405b4.html


4. Montreal, QC.  115000 teachers and other civil servants strike in Montreal, Laval, CTV News
Students from seven school boards will not be in classes Thursday as teachers and support staff in Montreal and Laval are on strike. It's the fourth in a ...
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/115-000-teachers-and-other-civil-servants-strike-in-montreal-laval-1.2632938


5. Hopatcong, NJ.  Hopatcong BOE, teachers to meet again Nov. 3, New Jersey Herald
HOPATCONG -- The ongoing battle over teacher contracts will continue on Nov. 3, when ... Super-conciliation is a rare step in contract negotiations.
http://www.njherald.com/story/30379785/hopatcong-boe-teachers-to-meet-again-nov-3


6. Chicago, IL.  U of Chicago Adjuncts File for Union Election, Inside Higher Ed
Non-tenure-track instructors at the University of Chicago have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to vote on whether to form a collective bargaining unit affiliated with Service Employees International Union, they announced ...
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/10/30/u-chicago-adjuncts-file-union-election?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=a8edbeae52-DNU201510030&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-a8edbeae52-197405925


7. Toronto, ON.  Wynne says teachers unions must provide receipts for payouts, The Globe and Mail
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is pledging that teacher unions must ... But the government has said that the new collective bargaining process it ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/wynne-says-teachers-unions-must-provide-receipts-for-payouts/article27017045/


8. McMurray, PA.  Peters Township School District, teachers continue contract talks,Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Negotiations between the Peters Township School District and the union representing its teachers broke down after nearly eight hours late Tuesday ...
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/10/27/Peters-Township-School-District-teachers-continue-contract-talks/stories/201510270218


9. East St. Louis, IL.  Miscommunication during negotiations leaves teacher's union feeling set-up, KMOV
It is now day 19 of the East Saint Louis teacher's strike and there seems to be a major communication breakdown.
http://www.kmov.com/story/30377576/mis-communication-during-negotiations-leaves-teachers-union-feeling-set-up


10. Rochester, NY.  Teacher Contract Turmoil in Rochester, Rochester First
... close to 3000 teachers fighting for what they say are school improvements in the current contract negotiations. R.T.A. is proposing changes including school safety improvements, increased needed services for students, smaller class size ... The district suggests an extended school year without compensation, as well as seven hour ... It's also proposed ...
http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/teacher-contract-turmoil-in-rochester
 
 
11. Toronto, ON.  Provincial payouts to teachers' unions, school boards now top $7.1M, Toronto Star
The province has doled out more than $7.1 million to teachers' unions and ... Premier Kathleen Wynne said “there's always a cost to negotiations.”.
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/10/26/province-gave-school-boards-46-million-to-bargain.html
 
 
12. Montreal, QC.  Many Quebec schools closed Monday for one-day strike, CBC News Montreal
Parents were left scrambling to find care for their children on Monday, as 54,000 Quebec teachers hit picket lines for the first of as many as six rotating ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/many-quebec-schools-closed-monday-for-one-day-strike-1.3288729
 
 
13. Glenshaw, PA.  Shaler Area School Board, teachers reach contract agreement through Aug. 15, 2021, Tribune-Review
The early-bird contract was a welcome change from the last round of contract negotiations between the district and teachers union, which represents ...
http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yournorthhills/yournorthhillsmore/9308504-74/contract-teachers-board#axzz3psXJTyax
 
 
14. Largo, FL.  Pinellas may expand teacher evaluations, Tampabay
At a school board workshop meeting Oct. 20, district officials proposed shifting from the Pinellas County Schools Teacher evaluation system to the Pilot ...
http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/teachers/teacher-evaluations-may-expand/2251386
 
 
15. Gatineau, QC.  Outaouais schools close as rotating teacher, staff strikes hit region, CBC News
Meanwhile, about 8,000 students in the English-language West Québec School Board will also have the day off as teachers strike Monday.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/school-strikes-outaouais-1.3287849
 
 
16. Staten Island, NY.  Staten Island judge rules New York teacher tenure lawsuit can proceed, SILive
... teachers to get tenure, and changed the teacher evaluation/discipline process, making it easier for school districts to fire poor-performing teachers.
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/10/staten_island_judge_rules_new_1.html
 
 
17. Toronto, ON.  Ontario government's payments to teacher unions top $3.7-million, The Globe and Mail
The tally for the Ontario government's secret payments to teacher unions has ... it is extremely important that we get these negotiations concluded.”.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-premier-wynne-delivers-ultimatum-to-elementary-teachers/article26950978/
 
 
18. East St. Louis, IL.  East St. Louis teachers strike continues after another meeting, Belleville News-Democrat
The East St. Louis teachers union and District 189 officials met again Thursday for more than four hours but failed to reach an agreement, so the strike ...
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article41090601.html
 
 
19. Concord, MA.  Billerica school contracts approved, Wicked Local
The first article, for $580,000, funded the first year costs of the collective bargaining agreement with the teachers. This union includes 507 employees.
http://billerica.wickedlocal.com/article/20151022/NEWS/151028108
 
 
20. Toronto, ON.  Payment to teacher unions 'disrespectful to taxpayers,' Tories say, Toronto Star
Payment to teacher unions 'disrespectful to taxpayers,' Tories say ... meeting room rentals under a time-consuming new collective bargaining system.
http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2015/10/22/payment-to-teacher-unions-disrespectful-to-taxpayers-tories-say.html
 
 




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