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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 20

13 Nov 2015 5:39 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

1. Montreal, QC.  Quebec public sector strikes: Walkouts in 9 regions today, CBC Montreal
Teachers, health-care professionals and civil servants are on strike in nine ... The walkouts were planned in case negotiations with the Quebec ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-public-sector-strikes-1.3317137


2. Washington, DC.  Education researchers caution against using value-added models — ie test scores — to evaluate ..., Washington Post
VAMs have also drawn the ire of teachers unions, whose leaders call the ... A number of lawsuits challenging VAM-based teacher evaluations are ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/education-researchers-caution-against-using-value-added-models--ie-test-scores--to-evaluate-teachers/2015/11/12/72b6b45c-8950-11e5-be39-0034bb576eee_story.html


3. Lincoln City, OR.  NEGOTIATIONS: Teachers, district to continue mediation, Lincoln City News Guard
The District proposed to fill the vacated slots by having the district and the union each nominate three teachers. From that list, each party would strike ...
http://www.thenewsguard.com/news/negotiations-teachers-district-to-continue-mediation/article_b4e69884-880a-11e5-b973-df4391edd94b.html


4. Yorkville, IL.  Yorkville teachers file intent to strike, Kendall County Now (subscription)
The Yorkville Education Association (YEA) filed an intent to strike notice Tuesday morning with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board.
http://www.thenewsguard.com/news/negotiations-teachers-district-to-continue-mediation/article_b4e69884-880a-11e5-b973-df4391edd94b.html


5. Lakeland, FL.  Teachers union frustrated with contract talks, The Ledger
PEA President Marianne Capoziello has expressed frustration with the district canceling meetings; failure to make progress on the teacher evaluation ...
http://www.theledger.com/article/20151109/NEWS/151109441


6. Montreal, QC.  Teacher strikes on Nov. 16 and 17 confirmed for 3 Montreal school boards, CBC Montreal
Three Montreal school boards have confirmed their teachers and support staff will go on strike on Monday Nov. 16 and Tuesday Nov. 17.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/teacher-strikes-montreal-november-16-1.3309890


7. Beaumont, TX.  Deshotel predicts heartache, pain from new testing standards, Texas Examiner
Burns said that BISD has no plan right now to utilize STAAR test scores to conduct teacher evaluations. However, according to Malfaro, that's the trend ...
http://www.theexaminer.com/stories/news/deshotel-predicts-heartache-pain-new-testing-standards


8. Toronto, ON.  New bargaining system needs revamp, unions say, Toronto Star
Now, locally, about 15 boards have deals in place with OSSTF teacher ... Bill 122, the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, was ushered in in ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/11/09/new-bargaining-system-needs-revamp-education-unions-say.html


9. Toronto, ON.  Ontario elementary teachers get raise, vigilance on class sizes, The Globe and Mail
Ontario's elementary teachers will receive $600,000 in additional ... that imposed terms on teachers in that year's round of collective bargaining.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-elementary-teachers-get-raise-vigilance-on-class-sizes/article27171352/


10. Mcmurray, PA.  'Nothing was accomplished' in negotiations between Peters teachers and school district, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Nothing was accomplished,” said Paul Homer, staff representative for the American Federations of Teachers in Pennsylvania, which represents the ...
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/11/06/Peters-teacher-to-continue-strike-after-negotiation-break-down-again/stories/201511060259


11. Fresno, CA.  Fresno Unified ends negotiations with teachers union, Fresno Bee
After months of negotiating and failing to agree on a set pay raise for teachers, the Fresno Unified School District and the Fresno Teachers Association ...
http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/education/article43523979.html


12. Alton, IL.  Alton teachers strike unlikely as proposed contract gets initial approval, St. Louis Public Radio
Alton school board finance committee director Chris Norman said though negotiations went long, a teachers strike would have still been weeks away.
http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/alton-teachers-strike-unlikely-proposed-contract-gets-initial-approval


13. Lansing, MI.  Snyder signs law outlining new teacher evaluation standards, Petoskey News-Review
Michigan teachers and school administrators will work within a new evaluation system based partly on students' improvement on ...
http://www.petoskeynews.com/gaylord/featured-ght/snyder-signs-law-outlining-new-teacher-evaluation-standards/article_c481abff-abc8-5f19-91e3-c2a23fa508be.html



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