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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 33

27 Feb 2015 4:09 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Carleton, MI.  Airport teacher contract talks stall, Monroe Evening News
The Airport Community Schools Board of Education and Airport Education Association are at a stalemate on teacher contract ...
http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/feb/26/airport-teacher-contract-talks-stall/


2. Taylor, PA.  Riverside Teachers Plan to Strike Monday, wnep
Teachers in the Riverside School District in Lackawanna County gave notice Thursday that they will be going on strike come Monday.
http://wnep.com/2015/02/26/riverside-teachers-plan-to-strike-monday/


3. Plainfield, IL.  Teacher contract approved at Shorewood school district, The Bugle
Teachers, teaching assistants, school secretaries, custodians, nurses and most other Troy District 30C staff have a new four-year contract, approved ...
http://www.buglenewspapers.com/sentinel/article_c720f486-be2a-11e4-a5ca-537d9b6812ca.html


4. Mandata, PA.  Mediator hopeful deal can be reached in LM teacher dispute, Sunbury Daily Item
The arbitrator overseeing the Line Mountain School District teacher contract negotiations is hopeful the two parties will reach an ...
http://www.dailyitem.com/news/mediator-hopeful-deal-can-be-reached-in-lm-teacher-dispute/article_143a74fa-bdf3-11e4-b558-4b4fa8abba12.html


5. Minneapolis, MN.  Minnesota teacher tenure vote stalled by questions of cost, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Mark Dayton said Thursday that about a third of the state's school districts have negotiated contracts that allow them to use teacher evaluations and ...
http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/294306971.html


6. Waltham, MA.  Bentley U. Adjuncts Approve Union Bid in Second Round, Inside Higher Ed
Adjunct faculty members at Bentley University in Massachusetts voted to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union following an earlier, narrow vote against unionization ...
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/02/27/bentley-u-adjuncts-approve-union-bid-second-round


7. Stockton,CA.  Teacher negotiations headed to fact-finding, The Record
Negotiations between the Stockton Unified School District and its teachers union are heading into fact-finding and could lead to a strike after mediation efforts failed to resolve...
http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150226/NEWS/150229737/101012/NEWS?utm_source=Jane%27s+daily+email%2C+Feb.+26%2C+2015&utm_campaign=Daily_1-26-15&utm_medium=email


8. New Orleans, LA.  Louisiana principals could have more say in teacher evaluations, be judged on school scores, NOLA
Under a proposed revamp of Louisiana's educator evaluation system, public school principals would have a greater hand in evaluating teachers, ...
http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2015/02/louisiana_principals_to_play_a.html


9. Albany, NY.  De Blasio disputes Cuomo's teacher-evaluation plan, Capital New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio disagreed with a major component of Governor Andrew Cuomo's education reform proposals today, while delivering testimony on ...
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2015/02/8562887/de-blasio-disputes-cuomos-teacher-evaluation-plan


10. Topeka, KS.  House rebuffs teacher negotiations bill, endorses compromise instead, Topeka Capital Journal
The House slapped back an effort Wednesday that would have weakened teacher unions and allowed educators to individually negotiate contracts.
http://m.cjonline.com/news/2015-02-25/house-rebuffs-teacher-negotiations-bill-endorses-compromise-instead#gsc.tab=0


11. Union City, CA.  Union City: Teachers talks at impasse, sides go to mediation, Contra Costa Times
With the threat of a teachers strike looming, a stalemate between New Haven school district leaders and instructors over contract talks ...
http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_27598254/union-city-teachers-talks-at-impasse-go-mediation


12. Los Angeles, CA.  Rift escalates between Los Angeles teachers, district, The San Luis Obispo Tribune
The last major urban district to strike was Chicago Public Schools in 2012. Teacherswalked off the job for seven days, leaving some 350,000 students ...
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/02/25/3508156/rift-escalates-between-los-angeles.html


13. Tennessee.  Lawmakers advance bill to temporarily tweak teacher evaluation process, Chalkbeat Tennessee
A bill from Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration that temporarily would alter the weight of student test scores in Tennessee’s teacher evaluation process passed with no opposition in the House Administration and Planning education subcommittee ...
http://tn.chalkbeat.org/2015/02/24/lawmakers-advance-bill-to-temporarily-tweak-teacher-evaluation-process/#.VPBUsfnF-Sq


14. Richmond, VA.  8News Investigates: The Cost of Substitute Teachers, WRIC
Substitutes were called in to fill in for Richmond teachers more than 3400 ... The National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ) Managing Director ...
http://wric.com/2015/02/24/8news-investigates-the-cost-of-substitute-teachers/


15. Oakland, CA.  The Battle Over Teachers' Seniority Rights, East Bay Express
But while wages and student-to-teacher ratios are critical components of thenegotiations, it's the fight over a relatively more obscure part of the ...
http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/the-battle-over-teachers-seniority-rights/Content?oid=4203321


16. Riverhead, NY.  Local educators react to governor's new teacher evaluation, tenure proposals, RiverheadLOCAL
The governor's recently proposed changes to the teacher evaluation system, which include placing more weight on student test scores and bringing in ...
http://www.riverheadlocal.com/2015/02/24/local-educators-react-governors-new-teacher-evaluation-tenure-proposals/


17. Bartow, FL.  Salary Supplement: Board, Teachers at Odds Over Degrees, Pay, The Ledger
Teachers who have graduate degrees can earn salary supplements of up to $3,220, according to thecollective bargaining agreement between the ...
http://www.theledger.com/article/20150224/NEWS/150229562


18. West Lafayette, IN.  Indiana House Approves Freedom to Teach Act, WBAA
... schools, including the ability to forgo collective bargaining with teachers. Schools would still have to comply with teacher evaluation and school ...
http://wbaa.org/post/indiana-house-approves-freedom-teach-act


19. Pittsburgh, PA.  Penn Hills school board settles grievances with teachers, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
According to the agreement, the district will not furlough any teacher for the duration of the present collective bargaining agreement between the ...
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2015/02/23/P-HIlls-schools-resolves-furlough-grievances/stories/201502230189


20. Philadelphia, PA.  Philly schools push to cancel teachers' contract, Philly.com
The Philadelphia School District is taking its attempt to cancel its teachers' ... gives the SRC the right to cancel" a collective bargaining agreement.
http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20150224_Philly_schools_push_to_cancel_teachers__contract.html


21. Chicago, IL.  Chicago Charter School Teachers Demand a Union, In These Times
Teachers and staff at Chicago's Urban Prep Academies and North ... Supporters of charter school unionization say collective bargaining allows ...
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/17675/chicago_charter_school_teachers_demand_a_union


22. Wisconsin.  State Senate to Vote on Wisconsin to Become Right-To-Work State, Huffington Post
It's been more than two decades since Gov. Scott Walker (R) first pushed right-to-work legislation ... all these years later ... the famously anti-union governor may finally be getting his wish -- whether he likes it or not ...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/22/wisconsin-right-to-work_n_6731064.html?utm_hp_ref=labor


23. New York, NY.  Cuomo Plan Diminishes Principals' Authority on Evaluations, WNYC 93.9 FM
Among several education reforms tied to an increase in school funding, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a plan that he thought would make teacher evaluations more objective. Many New York City principals told WNYC they were not convinced...
http://www.wnyc.org/story/cuomo-plan-cuts-principal-authority-evaluating-teachers/


24. Topeka, KS.  Legislative committee approves teacher negotiations bill, Hays Daily News
Currently, a single association is responsible for negotiating the contracts of all the teachers in a district. Even if the teachers are not dues-paying ...
http://hdnews.net/news/teachers022215


25. San Bruno, CA.  San Bruno school district considers pay cuts, teacher layoffs, San Francisco Examiner
Instead, they are proposing a 1 percent pay cut to all employees in the district, which would have to benegotiated with the teachers union before it can ...
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-bruno-school-district-considers-pay-cuts-teacher-layoffs/Content?oid=2920905


26. Minneapolis, MN.  Minnesota lawmakers aim to revise seniority rules on teacher layoffs, Minneapolis Star Tribune
In none of the contracts is performance, as measured by new statewide teacher evaluation standards now in effect, considered during layoff decisions.
http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/293296211.html


27. Allentown, PA.  Pennsylvania part of growing standardized testing opt-out movement, lehigh valley live
But they are also linked to individual school building's School Performance Profile report cards and teacher evaluations. Overall student participation ...
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2015/02/pennsylvania_part_of_growing_n.html


28. Key West, FL.  Legislator: Make standardized state student tests optional, don't link scores to teacher pay, Florida Keys Keynoter
Florida Education Association Vice President Joanne McCall said the current teacher evaluation system is convoluted. The FEA comprises multiple ...
http://www.keysnet.com/2015/02/21/501347/legislator-make-standardized-state.html


29. Columbia, MO.  CPS offers counterproposal to teachers' union, but no agreement, Columbia Daily Tribune
Teachers in their first four years receive the minimum salary, which is $34,353 ... The 2008-09 salary freeze was lifted last year in collective bargaining.
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/education/cps-offers-counterproposal-to-teachers-union-but-no-agreement/article_fce90977-7d9f-5378-858b-5edb81e2c28e.html


30. Yorkton, SK.  Province and teachers reach agreement, Yorkton News Review
... and the Teachers' Bargaining Committee have accepted terms of settlement for a new provincial collective bargaining agreement for Saskatchewan ...
http://www.yorktonnews.com/news/local-news/province-and-teachers-reach-agreement-1.1769569




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