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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 42

01 May 2015 6:41 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Los Angeles, CA.  State teacher unions file appeal in Vergara case, calling it ‘baseless’, LA School Report
... the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers — filed their appeal today in the landmark education case they lost last year, Vergara v. California. The lower court ruling declared unconstitutional state laws that govern teacher seniority, dismissal and layoffs. The unions called the lawsuit “baseless,” saying it ...
http://laschoolreport.com/state-teacher-unions-file-appeal-in-vergara-case-calling-it-baseless/


2. San Diego, CA.  SD Unified, teachers reach pact, U-T San Diego
The San Diego Unified School District and its teachers union reached a tentative labor pact after a year of negotiations that calls for a 5 percent raise over two years and lower class sizes in some grades, officials announced Thursday. The three-year agreement followed two days of ...
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/apr/30/teachers-contract-san-diego-unified/?utm_source=John%27s+daily+email%2C+May+1%2C+2015&utm_campaign=Daily_4-24-15&utm_medium=email


3. DeLand, FL.  Volusia County School Board, teachers negotiate deal after year of bargaining, WESH Orlando
Teachers turned up in droves to the collective bargaining session between the union and ... "We would like to have been able to negotiate more.
http://www.wesh.com/news/volusia-county-school-board-teachers-negotiate-deal-after-year-of-bargaining/32650140


4. Chicago, IL.  Chicago schools decline to offer extra year on teachers contract, Chicago Tribune
The district's decision means negotiations will continue to replace a deal that ... The CTU's Lewis said the district's move shows how little teachers are ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-cps-teachers-contract-met-0501-20150430-story.html


5. Vancouver, BC.  Teachers lose B.C. Court of Appeal decision on class size and composition, Straight
“Between the consultations and the collective bargaining leading up to the legislation,teachers were afforded a meaningful process in which to ...
http://www.straight.com/news/442571/teachers-lose-bc-court-appeal-decision-class-size-and-composition


6. Vancouver, BC.  Christy Clark calls class size and composition ruling 'unambiguous', News1130
Judges ruled the province was within its rights to remove those issues in teacher'collective bargaining. Christy Clark calls the court decision “clear ...
http://www.news1130.com/2015/04/30/christy-clark-calls-class-size-composition-ruling-unambiguous-urges-teachers-put-past-behind/


7. Palm Springs, CA.  Tentative deal made to increase teacher's salaries in PSUSD, KESQ
The deal still needs to be approved by the teacher's association and the ... district has a real vision for attracting and retaining high quality teachers.
http://www.kesq.com/news/deal-still-needs-to-be-approved-by-both-sides/32632952


8. Staten Island, NY.  Catholic school teachers poised for 1-day strikes, SILive
Catholic school teachers in the the New York Archdiocese are taking strike votes at numerous schools with plans to engage ...
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/04/catholic_school_teachers_poise.html


9. Milton, WI.  School District of Milton: Teachers get new pay structure, hngnews
A teacher with a bachelor's degree who has been with the district for 18 years – receiving satisfactory evaluations each of those years – and completes ...
http://www.hngnews.com/milton_courier/news/local/article_b05cf116-ee89-11e4-b0a9-c331b96e968f.html


10. Toronto, ON.  Teachers' court case is about bargaining rights — not class size, Global news
VICTORIA – How much power does – or should – an elected government have when it comes to changing a collective agreement with a public sector ...
http://globalnews.ca/news/1969503/teachers-court-case-is-about-bargaining-rights-not-class-size/


11. Bartow, FL.  Higher Starting Pay for Teachers: School Board OKs Contract Changes, The Ledger
The Polk County School Board unanimously approved changes to the 2014-15 collective bargaining agreements for teachers, para-educators, and ...
http://www.theledger.com/article/20150429/news/150429326


12. Toronto, ON.  As teachers’ strikes loom over Ontario, the fight isn’t about salaries, though it is about the bottom line, The National Post
It’s been over a week since public high school teachers in Durham went on strike, closing schools for 21,000 students, and no one seems to be able to explain why.
“Perhaps someone (either side) can actually tell us why talks are not being held? There is such a lack of concrete information,” ...
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/as-teachers-strikes-loom-over-ontario-the-fight-isnt-about-salaries-though-it-is-about-the-bottom-line


13. Columbia, PA.  Columbia teacher negotiations hit another roadblock, Lancaster Online
Teachers in Columbia Borough School District twice rejected a fact-finding report, sending all parties back to the negotiating table. “The teachers ...
http://lancasteronline.com/columbia/columbia-teacher-negotiations-hit-another-roadblock/article_441d233a-edb3-11e4-85e9-b7903517ead3.html


14. Toronto, ON.  Ontario elementary teachers' union warns of job action after 'offensive' offer, Toronto Star
The union representing Ontario's public elementary teachers says it is waiting ... During the last round of negotiations in 2012-13, when contracts were ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/04/27/ontario-elementary-teachers-union-warns-of-job-action-after-offensive-offer.html


15. Toronto, ON.  Sandals calls on teacher union locals to explain strikes, Toronto Sun
Ontario's education minister called on teacher union locals Monday to explain why they're on strike as Sudbury public high school students joined a ...
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/04/27/sandals-calls-on-teacher-union-locals-to-explain-strikes


16. Loveland, CO.  TSD negotiations wrap up, Loveland Reporter-Herald
The negotiations team has a completed proposed contract for Thompson School District teachers for the 2015-16 year. Representatives of the district ...
http://www.reporterherald.com/news/education/ci_27998251/tsd-negotiations-wrap-up


17. Sacramento, CA.  Education bills squelch any reform agenda, U-T San Diego
SB 499 and AB 575, co-sponsored by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, “would open teacher evaluations up to collective bargaining on ...
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/apr/27/vergara-sacramento-teachers-union-capitol-bills/


18. Newburgh, NY.  Getting tenure tougher for new teachers, Times Herald-Record
Some feel the challenges to tenure, tougher certification exams, as well as the tougher teacher evaluation system now in the works, will only ...
http://www.recordonline.com/article/20150426/NEWS/150429466/101019/Entertainment*


19. Sudbury, ON.  Rainbow Secondary School teachers to strike Monday, CBC
High school teachers in Sudbury's English public schools will be walking the picket line Monday, joining colleagues in Durham who have been on ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/rainbow-secondary-school-teachers-on-strike-1.3049606


20. Brampton, ON.  Strikes could bring abrupt end to school year for students in Peel public and Catholic schools, Brampton Guardian
Peel District School Board high school teachers are preparing to go on strike May 4, while their elementary school counterparts and teachers at the ...
http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/5577048-strikes-could-bring-abrupt-end-to-school-year-for-students-in-peel-public-and-catholic-schools/


21. Olympia, WA.  Thousands rally in Olympia in for higher teacher pay, smaller classes, The Seattle Times (registration)
Jay Inslee spoke to the crowd about cost-of-living adjustments for teachers. Teachersand union members were demonstrating for. ... jeered when Inslee described a compromise figure he had arrived at in pay-raise negotiations.
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/thousands-rally-in-olympia-in-for-higher-teacher-pay-smaller-classes/


22. Los Angeles, CA.  LA Unified teachers could finally 'exceed standards' next year under tentative contract, LA Daily News
The temporary, internal rating would be added to evaluations next year, ... The contested evaluation system had planned on ensuring each teacher ...
http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20150425/la-unified-teachers-could-finally-exceed-standards-next-year-under-tentative-contract


23. Orlando, FL.  New law brings confusion over school testing, Orlando Sentinel
Orange thinks Florida's teacher merit-pay law still requires student test-score data to be used in teacher evaluations — and so believes it must still give ...
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-testing-cutbacks-school-districts-20150425-story.html


24. Rochester, NY.  District, teacher negotiations could be tough, Post-Bulletin
Although contract talks between Rochester Public Schools teachers and district leaders are more than a month away, the signs point to a negotiating ...
http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/district-teacher-negotiations-could-be-tough/article_ff25b808-4199-5387-b0bd-5ff309101ad9.html


25. Barrie, ON.  Ontario elementary school teachers could go on strike May 10, CTV News
Ontario's elementary school teachers could be on strike as of May 10. Negotiationsbetween the Elementary School Teachers' Federation and the ...
http://barrie.ctvnews.ca/ontario-elementary-school-teachers-could-go-on-strike-may-10-1.2343927


26. Columbia, MO.  Columbia teachers' union still trying to negotiate, even after board vote, Columbia Daily Tribune
Columbia Missouri National Education Association bargaining team members Kathy Steinhoff, left, and Susan McClintic wait in the hall of the ...
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/education/columbia-teachers-union-still-trying-to-negotiate-even-after-board/article_50d22dc5-7459-5f63-9cdb-12034eefb1ab.html




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