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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 43

09 May 2015 8:04 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Los Angeles, CA.  UTLA members overwhelmingly approve agreement with LAUSD, LA School Report
UTLA  members overwhelmingly approved a tentative contract with LA Unified that will lead to 10.4 percent raise for teachers over two years.
http://laschoolreport.com/utla-members-overwhelmingly-approve-agreement-with-lausd/


2. Chicago, IL.  Chicago Teachers Union files labor complaint against school board, Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Teachers Union has filed an unfair labor practice complaint accusing the city's school board of bad-faith bargaining and refusing to engage in mediation toward a new ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-teacher-pay-update-met-20150507-story.html


3. Providence, RI.  Providence teachers union sign tentative contract, Turn to 10
The agreement will increase autonomy at schools, reduce teacher evaluationfrequency, and give the 1,900 teachers in the system a 4.25 percent pay ...
http://www.turnto10.com/story/29009304/providence-teachers-union-sign-tentative-contract


4. Toronto, ON.  Liz Sandals considering changes to teacher strike legislation, CBC News Toronto
Ontario's elementary school teachers say they're acting within the law by waiting until Friday to tell parents whether there will be a full strike next week — and the education minister wants to look at changing the rules ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/liz-sandals-considering-changes-to-teacher-strike-legislation-1.3065782


5. Toronto, ON.  Parents warned to expect elementary teachers strike, Toronto Sun
Sam Hammond, president of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of ... of collective bargaining, blaming first local school boards and now teacher ...
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/05/06/full-blown-elementary-teachers-strike-still-a-possibility-tdsb-warns


6. Los Angeles, CA.  Teachers union contract fails to guarantee a single additionalteacher in LAUSD, LA Daily News
The guaranteed hiring of additional teachers, a key demand during months of strikepreparations, remains in the union's characterization of the ...
http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20150506/teachers-union-contract-fails-to-guarantee-a-single-additional-teacher-in-lausd


7. Glens Falls, NY.  School Boards Association: Don't tie aid to new evaluation system, Glens Falls Post-Star
The New York State School Boards Association announced ... will call for a delay in implementing the new teacher evaluation system and repealing the requirement that school districts adopt the new plans in order to get their increases in state ...
http://poststar.com/blogs/a_time_to_learn/school-boards-association-don-t-tie-aid-to-new-evaluation/article_62d885a4-f438-11e4-95a1-1f6b169d7838.html


8. Glens Falls, NY.  Teachers, principals to give feedback on evaluation changes, Glens Falls Post Star
Building a better teacher evaluation system will be the goal teachers, principals and educators who are gathering at the New York State ...
http://poststar.com/blogs/a_time_to_learn/teachers-principals-to-give-feedback-on-evaluation-changes/article_4c012d6a-f364-11e4-959c-733df0b78c23.html


9. Toronto, ON.  Kathleen Wynne promises to push negotiations so students don't lose year, Toronto Star
With teacher strikes and job action closing in around her, Premier Kathleen Wynne promised to light a fire under negotiations so students don't lose ...
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/05/05/kathleen-wynne-says-shes-focusing-on-ontario-school-strikes.html


10. Chicago, IL.  CPS asking teachers to take 7 percent pay cut, union says, Chicago Tribune
The CPS board declined to offer an extension of the current teachers ... Thosenegotiations were carried out amid Emanuel's efforts to extend the ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-teachers-pay-cut-met-20150505-story.html


11. Toronto, ON.  Teachers In Ontario Announce Plans To Strike, CBC News
Teachers in the Ontario providence have announced that they will go on strike over negotiations with administration. The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which represents approximately 76,000 teachers, are organizing the strike. The school boards have maintained that classes will not be affected by the strike.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-elementary-teachers-to-launch-strike-action-monday-etfo-1.3061272


12. Flemington, NJ.  Negotiations ongoing for new Flemington-Raritan School Districtteachers' contract, NJ.com
As negotiations for a new teachers contract continue, both the Flemington-Raritan School District Board of Education and teachers' union say they ...
http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2015/05/flemington-raritan_school_district_teachers_union.html


13. Palm Beach, FL.  Palm Beach County teachers continue salary negotiations with school district, WPTV.com
Teachers in Palm Beach County Schools are negotiating with the district over proposed salary increases. Last week, the Palm Beach County School ...
http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/palm-beach-county-teachers-continue-negotiations-with-school-district


14. Mount Pleasant, TX.  Superintendents skeptical of teacher pay bill, The Daily Tribune
House Bill 2543 would calls for a new framework for teacher salaries and raises, ... by so many other factors than the strength and quality of a teacher.
http://www.dailytribune.net/education/superintendents-skeptical-of-teacher-pay-bill/article_262ae7a8-f057-11e4-bc5e-6b7c89c2d55c.html


15. Kitchener, ON.  Tweet about strike lands teen in trouble, CTV News
The tweet, which has since been deleted, had the school board logo and said a teacher strike would be official May 4, 2015. Teachers at Stemmler's ...
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/tweet-about-strike-lands-teen-in-trouble-1.2356084


16. Pointe Claire, QC.  Teachers denounce government's collective bargaining demands, West Island Chronicle
The Liberal government and the province's teachers are in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement after it expired on March 31.
http://www.westislandchronicle.com/Community/2015-05-01/article-4132499/Teachers-denounce-government%26rsquo%3Bs-collective-bargaining-demands/1


17. Staten Island, NY.  Catholic teachers stage 1-day strike at two Staten Island schools, SILive
Catholic school teachers stage 1-day strike Catholic school teachers at two Staten Island schools staged a one-day strike this morning to protest what ...
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/05/catholic_teachers_strike_at_tw.html




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