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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 34

06 Mar 2015 6:19 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Augusta, ME.  Head of Maine union backs testing as part of teacher evaluation, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Maine should change its teacher evaluation rules so teachers are judged at least partly by how their students do on the state's annual ...
https://www.centralmaine.com/2015/03/06/head-of-maine-union-backs-testing-as-part-of-teacher-evaluation/


2. Rockton, WI.  Rockton board approves deal with teachers, Beloit Daily News
The Rockton School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract with the RocktonTeachers' Association on Wednesday night.
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/news/rockton-board-approves-deal-with-teachers/article_40b7f6f2-c34c-11e4-8248-872fc06fc7ee.html


3. Manteca, CA.  Teachers getting nearly $3 million in salary bump, Manteca Bulletin
And that is before salary and benefit negotiations between the Manteca TeachersAssociation (MTA) and the school district are even completed.
http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/42/article/121406/


4. Hollister, CA.  Teacher bargaining underscores complicated funding criteria, Hollister Free Lance
Teacher bargaining underscores complicated funding criteria ... according to the district's collective bargaining agreement approved in May 2014.
http://www.sanbenitocountytoday.com/news/local_politics/teacher-bargaining-underscores-complicated-funding-criteria/article_602718ce-c388-11e4-848a-efff71f1f61b.html


5. Sacramento, CA.  California Republicans announce teacher evaluation, employment overhaul, Sacramento Bee
Saying a major court decision that rejected California's teacher employment rules compels them to ... Viewpoints: Teacher quality is a civil rights issue ...
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article12503093.html


6. Toronto, ON.  Pay raises don't violate provincial pay freeze, school boards contend, The Brampton Guardian
Despite a Ministry of Education memo characterizing salary grid increases for senior school board staff in Ontario as a violation of the province’s wage freeze legislation, Peel board education director Tony Pontes is adamant the pay raises ... are legal.
http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/5462567-pay-raises-don-t-violate-provincial-pay-freeze-school-boards-contend/


7. Toronto, ON.  Ontario school board audits target wage-freeze violations, The Globe and Mail 
Education Minister Liz Sandals’s office is auditing school boards ... how many senior staffers received pay hikes that contravene a public-sector wage freeze ... Ms. Sandals is stipulating which board employees are affected by the legislation and ordering those given raises to repay the money.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/ontario-school-board-audits-target-wage-freeze-violations/article23302503/?page=all


8. Toronto, ON.  The rise of ‘HR malpractice’ insurance, Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Some groundbreaking decisions in labour and employment law may have some companies wondering what they would do if they were ever hit with a major claim they hadn’t budgeted for — could they foot the bill, not only for any damages awarded by a court, but for the ...
http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/5495/The-rise-of-HR-malpractice-insurance.html


9. Maple Valley, WA.  Magendanz teacher pay bill gets House committee hearing, Voice of the Valley
"If you ask the question, 'Is the system we have now designed to attract and retain the highest-quality teachers?' the answer would have to be no," said ...
http://www.voiceofthevalley.com/community_news/news/article_85d36d1c-c22e-11e4-b51e-dbd3bbd5f4f4.html


10. Columbia, MO.  CPS administrators tell teachers' union there is no money for increased salaries, Columbia Daily Tribune
The teacher's union met with the negotiating team from Columbia Public Schools for a third collective bargaining session Monday at the CPS ...
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/education/cps-administrators-tell-teachers-union-there-is-no-money-for/article_5c546789-c9d3-50b4-a508-bd7e173cb30e.html


11. New York, NY.  Columbia Graduate Students Push for a Labor Union, The New York Times
Out of the 2,800 graduate and research assistants at Columbia University, approximately 1,700 of those people have signed a petition to unionize. The students began meeting regularly to discuss their wishes to unionize ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/04/nyregion/columbia-graduate-students-push-for-a-labor-union.html?_r=0


12. Dallas, TX.  How Dallas ISD plans to get the best teachers and principals to move to low-performing schools, Dallas Morning News (blog)
A “distinguished” DISD teacher is one rated between Proficient II and Master on the district's new teacher evaluation, known as the Teacher ...
http://educationblog.dallasnews.com/2015/03/how-dallas-isd-plans-to-get-the-best-teachers-and-principals-to-move-to-low-performing-schools.html/


13. Chicopee, MA.  Chicopee teachers approve new contract with a 5 percent salary increase and less paperwork, MassLive
City teachers overwhelming voted in favor of a new contract that will give them a five percent raise over three years and reduce the ...
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/03/chicopee_teachers_approve_new.html


14. Los Angeles, CA.  State labor board sets dates to meet with LA Unified, teachers union, LA School Report
Now that LA Unified and UTLAhave agreed that they can’t agree, they’re headed for mediation later this month. The state Public Employment Relations Board has assigned a mediator to accomplish in three sessions what the two sides wereunable to do in 18 ...
http://laschoolreport.com/state-labor-board-sets-dates-to-meet-with-la-unified-teachers-union-lausd/#more-33797


15. Ottawa, ON.  Education dollars must be spent wisely: Sandals, Ottawa Sun
... While overall education funding in Ontario has gone up, student math scores on standardized tests have headed in the other direction. Reconciling that equation may require looking at another formula – the per student funding formula – especially as the provincial government attempts to find $500 million in education budget savings.
http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/02/28/do-the-math----education-dollars-must-be-spent-wisely-sandals


16. Philadelphia, PA.  Suit filed against Philadelphia School District, union over paid teacher leave, The Pennsylvania Record
against the Philadelphia School District and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) challenges a provision in the collective bargaining ...
http://pennrecord.com/news/15875-suit-filed-against-philadelphia-school-district-union-over-paid-teacher-leave


17. Bristol, VT.  In break from tradition, ANeSU teacher negotiations now held in public, Addison County Independent
In break from tradition, ANeSU teacher negotiations now held in public ... A TELEVISION CAMERA records the proceedings of teacher contract ...
http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503break-tradition-anesu-teacher-negotiations-now-held-public


18. Washington, DC.  Administrator Pay Up 2.4%, Inside Higher Ed
The median base salary for senior leaders at colleges and universities has gone up 2.4 percent in 2014-15, the same as the year before. Also for the second year in a row, the gains for administrators at public institutions have slightly outpaced those at private ...
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/03/02/study-finds-gains-college-administrators-salaries


19. Washington, DC.  Contentious teacher-related policies moving from legislatures to the courts, Washington Post
Until recently, teachers' evaluations in many jurisdictions were based almost exclusively on principals' observations, and the vast majority of teachers ...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/contentious-teacher-related-policies-moving-from-legislatures-to-the-courts/2015/02/28/6ec1f31e-b83d-11e4-aa05-1ce812b3fdd2_story.html


20. Los ANgeles, CA.  LA teachers, union rally amid stalled talks, Salt Lake Tribune
United Teachers Los Angeles is asking for an 8.5 percent pay increase, .... centered largely on the role of student test scores in teacher evaluations.
http://www.sltrib.com/home/2230009-155/la-teachers-union-rally-amid-stalled


21. Broward, FL.  Broward teachers face longer wait for pay hikes, Sun Sentinel
Although a three-year agreement was reached last school year to increase allteacher salaries for 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16, negotiations were ...
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-broward-teachers-union-mediation-20150227-story.html


22. Glen Ellyn, IL.  Glen Ellyn District 41 seeks longer school day, Chicago Tribune
According to the email, the teacher contract that is set to expire in 2016 will be extended for two years with guaranteed raises and a freeze on ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/glen-ellyn/news/ct-gle-extended-school-day-tl-0305-20150227-story.html


23. Topeka, KS.  Kansas House, Senate approve teacher bargaining bills, Kansas City Star
Kansas legislators appear to be embracing a compromise proposal to rewrite the rules for collective bargaining between teachers' unions ...
http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article11352311.html


24. Los Angeles, CA.  LA Unified, trades union reach agreement on three-year deal, LA School Report
The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached agreement with the union on a new labor agreement ... The district and Unit E, Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Trades Council ...
http://laschoolreport.com/la-unified-trades-union-reach-agreement-on-three-year-deal/


25. Toronto, ON.  U of T teaching assistants on strike after rejecting deal, The Toronto Star
University of Toronto and the union representing its teaching assistants reached a tentative deal early Friday, but members rejected it and picket lines are expected on Monday. About 1,000 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 3902 attended a Friday afternoon ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/02/27/u-of-t-teaching-assistants-strike-late-night-deal.html




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