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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 41

25 Apr 2015 11:30 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1 Toronto, ON.  Elementary teachers could strike May 10, The Toronto Sun
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario will be in a legal strike position as of that day after the Ministry or Labour issued a “no board” report ... The report, which is part of the process to gain legal strike status, doesn’t necessarily mean ... teachers will hit the picket lines ... “We’re looking at all of our options right now,” ... Talks will continue next week ... Hammond said.
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/04/24/elementary-teachers-could-strike-may-10


2. Durham, ON.  Durham public high school teachers remain on strike, no news on when talks will resume, durham region
Striking teachers gathered outside of Port Perry High School on the second day of a region-wide job action by public secondary school ...
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/5573544-durham-public-high-school-teachers-remain-on-strike-no-news-on-when-talks-will-resume/


3. Rancho Cordova, CA.  Teachers, district reach agreement in contract negotiations, Folsom Telegraph
After roughly eight months of contract negotiations, the Folsom Cordova Education Association (FCEA)teachers union and the Folsom Cordova ...
http://www.folsomtelegraph.com/article/4/23/15/teachers-district-reach-agreement-contract-negotiations


4. Media, PA.  Officials discuss Rose Tree Media contract, The Delaware County Daily Times
31, 2018, followed more than a year of formal and informal negotiations. The teachers began the school year without a contract, as they signed a ...
http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20150423/officials-discuss-rose-tree-media-contract


5. Honolulu, HI.  Teachers union reopens contract to negotiate pay raise, bonus, KHON2
Come this October, full-time teachers will see a bonus of $2,000. ... can put them in collective bargaining bills that are moving at this time,” said Sen.
http://khon2.com/2015/04/23/teachers-union-reopens-contract-to-negotiate-pay-raise-bonus/


6. Los Angeles, CA.  Deal with teachers puts LAUSD on track to new evaluation plan, LA School Report
Lost in the focus on double-digit salary increases in the tentative deal between LA Unified and UTLA is an agreement to overhaul the process by which the district’s 30,000 teachers will be evaluated. Under the new plan ...
http://laschoolreport.com/deal-with-teachers-puts-lausd-on-track-to-new-evaluation-plan/


7. Albany, NY.  Education Dept. delays new teacher evaluations, WGRZ-TV
The state Education Department plans to delay the implementation of new teacher evaluations from this November to September 2016, ...
http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/education/2015/04/22/new-york-teacher-evaluations-delay/26209715/


8. Durham, ON.  Could more teacher strikes be brewing in Durham?, durham region
Mr. O'Neill says the Durham high school teachers' strike and ETFO's application for a no board report “draws into focus” the problems Ontario public ...
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/5571295-could-more-teacher-strikes-be-brewing-in-durham-/


9. Sudbury, ON.  Peel high school teachers set strike date, The Sudbury Star
Teachers on picket line Durham school board headquarters in Whitby Monday, ...Teacher collective bargaining occurs on two levels in Ontario — the ...
http://www.thesudburystar.com/2015/04/21/peel-high-school-teachers-set-may-4-strike-deadline


10. Sacramento, CA.  California bill would require union buy-in for teacher evaluations, Reuters
The bill to repeal a portion of the state law governing how teachers job ... but mandates that the specifics be worked out in collective bargaining.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/us-usa-california-teachers-idUSKBN0NE07J20150423


11. Chicago, IL.  New York Judge OKs Lawsuit Targeting Teacher Tenure, The Heartland Institute
They also contend the current teacher evaluation system, negotiated in 2005 by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) and Joel Klein, the former city ...
http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2015/04/22/new-york-judge-oks-lawsuit-targeting-teacher-tenure


12. Washington, DC.  How Collective Bargaining Affects Government Compensation and Total Spending, Heritage.org
Making collective bargaining optional in local governments would benefit Nevadan taxpayers. ... This forced the CCSD to lay off a thousand teachers.
http://www.heritage.org/research/testimony/2015/how-collective-bargaining-affects-government-compensation-and-total-spending


13. Los Angeles, CA.  Students Matter goes on offensive against ‘anti-Vergara’ bills, LA School Report
The non-profit group behind the Vergara lawsuit, Students Matter, went on the offensive today against three bills introduced recently in the California legislature ... bills, AB 753, AB 575, and SB 499, all work in direct opposition to the landmark Vergara v. California decision...
http://laschoolreport.com/students-matter-goes-on-offensive-against-anti-vergara-bills/#more-34483


14. Sudbury, ON.  Teachers strike in Sudbury seems likely, The Sudbury Star
In this 2012 file photo, Rainbow District School Board teachers walked off the job – and to Tom Davies Square, the Rainbow board offices and ...
http://www.thesudburystar.com/2015/04/22/teachers-strike-in-sudbury-seems-likely


15. Toronto, ON.  Peel high school teachers set May 4 strike deadline, The Toronto Star
The chair of Ontario’s second-largest school board has accused the provincial high school teachers’ union of launching local strikes that use students as “pawns” just to push Queen’s Park for more funding.
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/04/21/peel-high-school-teachers-set-may-4-strike-deadline.html


16. Hellertown, PA.  Saucon Valley breaks up negotiating team, sets new process for teacher talks, Allentown Morning Call
Amid a continuing contract dispute with teachers, Saucon Valley School Board officials announced plans Monday to disband their negotiating team.
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/sauconvalley/mc-saucon-teachers-negotiations-0420-20150420-story.html


17. Millbrae, CA.  Millbrae teachers to get raise: Tentative agreement shows 4 percent increase, San Mateo Daily Journal
Months of contract negotiations between Millbrae Elementary School District officials and teachers are set to end with a tentative contract that ...
http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2015-04-21/millbrae-teachers-to-get-raise-tentative-agreement-shows-4-percent-increase/1776425141997.html


18. Toronto, ON.  Education minister 'perplexed' about cause of Ontario Durham Region high school teacher strike, National Post
Central negotiations resumed Monday between Ontario high school teachers and the government after the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' ...
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/education-minister-perplexed-about-cause-of-ontario-durham-region-high-school-teacher-strike


19. New York, NY.  Teachers' Unions Reasserting Themselves With Push Against Standardized Testing, New York Times
After several years in which teachers' unions have been hammered on the issue of tenure, have lost collective bargaining rights in some states and ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/21/education/teachers-unions-reasserting-themselves-with-push-against-standardized-testing.html?_r=0


20. Carson City, NV.  Senate OKs GOP bill restricting school administrator unions, San Antonio Express News
Nevada senators have passed a bill that would restrict some school administrators from unionizing. The bill bars administrators who make more than $120,000 a year from collective bargaining. It also requires state arbitrators to conduct a hearing on ...
http://www.expressnews.com/news/article/Senate-OKs-GOP-bill-restricting-school-6211629.php


21. Los Angeles, CA.  LA Unified board calls meeting to approve contract offered to teachers, LA School Report
The Los Angeles Unified school board ... to vote on approving the contract agreement negotiated with the 35,000-member teachers union, UTLA, that gives district teachers a 10.4 percent raise over two years.
http://laschoolreport.com/la-unified-board-calls-meeting-to-approve-contract-offered-to-teachers/#more-34448


22. Durham, ON.  Durham teachers' strike seen as start of wave of labour unrest, Toronto Star
Durham public high school teachers will hit the picket lines on Monday in a protest widely seen as the start of a wave of teacher unrest across the ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/04/19/durham-teachers-strike-seen-as-start-of-wave-of-labour-unrest.html


23. San Diego, CA.  Lawmakers push to revamp teacher evaluations, U-T San Diego
Teacher Tricia Naval gives a reading lesson to second grade students at Las Palmas Elementary School in National City. State lawmakers, school ...
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/apr/18/lawmakers-push-to-overhaul-teacher-evaluations/


24. Toronto, ON.  High school teachers in Durham to go on strike, Global news
The union representing secondary school teachers in a school district east of Toronto says its members will be on strike on Monday after ...
http://globalnews.ca/news/1947199/high-school-teachers-in-durham-to-go-on-strike/


25. Los Angeles, CA.  Tentative settlement reached between teachers and LA Unified, Los Angeles Times
Other topics under negotiation included class sizes, the teacher evaluation system, the decision-making process at campuses, the student discipline ...
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-tentative-settlement-utla-20150417-story.html


26. Toronto, ON.  Ontario elementary school teachers eye potential strike, CTV News
The fragile labour peace between Ontario's Liberals and public schoolteachers could soon come to an end as two major unions say ...
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-elementary-school-teachers-eye-potential-strike-1.2332671


27. Buffalo, NY.  Thousands skip NY tests, raising questions about evaluations, Legislative Gazette
Thousands skip NY tests, raising questions about evaluations ... funds as well as teacher evaluations that are supposed to be pegged to the tests.
http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2015-04-17-91464.113122-Thousands-skip-NY-tests-raising-questions-about-evaluations.html


28. Toronto, ON.  Ontario high school strikes loom as contract talks reach impasse, The Globe and Mail
With strikes looming ... Ontario’s public high school teachers are balking at a proposal to fit more students into their classes and more non-classroom duties into their workdays. The province wants to eliminate caps on class sizes – established by the last Liberal government – and that’s partly why the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation walked away from the bargaining table this week ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/ontario-high-school-strikes-loom-as-contract-talks-reach-impasse/article24017383/




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