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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 46

29 May 2015 7:36 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Toronto, ON.  Ontario elementary teachers strike action to escalate, union says, CBC
Teachers in Ontario's public elementary schools will escalate their strike action to "prod" the government, their union announced Friday. Teachers and ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-elementary-teachers-strike-action-to-escalate-union-says-1.3092840


2. Port Huron, MI.  Board approves teacher contract, Port Huron Times Herald
Port Huron Schools has a contract with its teachers union, but will have to negotiate a new one next year. The school board approved the contract at a ...
http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/local/port-huron/2015/05/29/board-approves-teacher-contract/28150431/


3. Toronto, ON.  Ontario passes back-to-work legislation in wake of teacher strikes, Toronto Star
“We have tremendous respect for both teachers and the collective bargainingprocess, but after weeks of strikes, students' needs are paramount, and ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/05/28/teachers-union-needs-cooling-off-period-before-talks-resume-liz-sandals.html


4. Ann Arbor, MI.  Ann Arbor schools adopts policies impacting teacher employment, MLive
New Ann Arbor Public Schools policies put the Board of Education and superintendent in charge of teacher placement, evaluations and tenure, which ...
http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/05/ann_arbor_schools_adopts_polic.html


5. Ithaca, NY.  Ithaca College Adjuncts Form Union, Insidehighered
Adjuncts at Ithaca College voted to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union ...
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/05/29/ithaca-college-adjuncts-form-union


6. Santa Rosa, CA.  Teachers in Rohnert Park, Cotati and Windsor negotiate pay raises, Santa Rosa Press Democrat
It called in a mediator that spring to intervene in negotiations with the teachers union, which was asking for cuts to expire after the 2012-13 school year ...
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3990869-181/teachers-in-rohnert-park-cotati


7. Golden, CO.  Jeffco board likely won't add more money for teacher raises next year, Chalkbeat Colorado
The increased amount earmarked for employee compensation, about $12 million, coupled with ongoing teacher contract negotiations has become the ...
http://co.chalkbeat.org/2015/05/27/jeffco-board-likely-wont-add-more-money-for-teacher-raises-this-year/#.VWhcRc9Viko


8. Los Angeles, CA.  Students Matter cheers committee stall on state ‘anti-Vergara’ bill, LA School Report
Last month, leaders from Students Matter held a conference call to rail against several bills in the California legislature that the group deemed “anti-Vergara.” Today the group is claiming a partial victory over Assembly Bill 753 ...
http://laschoolreport.com/students-matter-cheers-committee-stall-on-state-anti-vergara-bill/


9. Toronto, ON.  Ontario’s teachers unions could be in mass strike position in September, The Globe and Mail
Ontario’s teachers unions are increasingly synchronized, with some threatening that their individual frustrations could snowball into an unprecedented mass strike in September. Catholic and public, elementary and secondary, English and francophone
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-high-school-students-back-in-class-after-teacher-strikes-declared-illegal/article24638896/


10. Toronto, ON.  Teacher walkout adds up to student lockout with almost full pay, The Toronto Star
Another semester, another strike. Think of them not as teacher walkouts but student lockouts — with parents paying the price while teachers on the picket line pocket more or less full salaries. Students are finally back ...
http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2015/05/27/teacher-walkout-adds-up-to-student-lockout-with-full-pay-cohn.html


11. San Diego, CA.  SD teachers union votes to approves contract, U-T San Diego
The teachers union paves the way for other employee group contracts ... to research existing teacher evaluation models and develop a new evaluation ...
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/may/26/sd-school-board-to-consider-contract/


12. Toronto, ON.  70,000 teens back to class as teacher strikes declared illegal, The Toronto Star
Some 70,000 Ontario teens were scrambling to head back to school Wednesday after a sudden ruling by the Ontario Labour Relations Board declared their teachers’ strikes illegal and ordered them back to work immediately.
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/05/26/kathleen-wynne-open-to-reviewing-how-teacher-contracts-negotiated.html


13. Toronto, ON.  Ontario's elementary teachers ramping up job action, Toronto Sun
A Bargaining Bulletin issued to members of the Elementary Teachers' ... The move comes as collective bargaining with the major teacher unions ...
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/05/26/elementary-teachers-to-ramp-up-job-action


14. Toronto, ON.  No speedy passage for back-to-work legislation on striking teachers, NDP warns, The Toronto Star
Students in Durham, Peel and Sudbury could miss yet another week of school as the NDP says they will not give back-to-work legislation an easy pass. For students in Durham Region, it would mean a full six weeks out of ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/05/25/ontario-to-table-back-to-work-legislation-for-striking-teachers.html


15. Toronto, ON.  Talks between high-school teachers, Ontario government reach impasse, The Globe and Mail
Ontario could be in an open confrontation with teachers as early as Monday following the breakdown of weekend talks between the government and the secondary school teachers’ union.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/talks-between-high-school-teachers-ontario-government-reach-impasse/article24584548/


16. Princeton, NJ.  Princeton approves contracts for administrators, support staff;teacher negotiations ongoing, NJ.com
Princeton's school board approved three-year contracts for the district's administrators and support staff, while contract negotiations ...
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2015/05/princeton_approves_contracts_for_support_staff_adm.html


17. Hellertown, PA.  Saucon Valley teachers now say OK to nonbinding arbitration, Allentown Morning Call
The Saucon Valley teachers union and school board will move to ... Teachers also said Tuesday the possibility of a strike was back on the table, after ...
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/sauconvalley/mc-saucon-valley-teachers-arbitration-20150522-story.html


18. Denver, CO.  Denver school board OKs not using student data for teacher evaluations, Chalkbeat Tennessee
But principals will be able to consider available information about students' growth compared to academic peers when making decisions about ...
http://co.chalkbeat.org/2015/05/22/denver-school-board-oks-not-using-student-data-for-teacher-evaluations/#.VWC2QU_BzGc


19. Toronto, ON.  Kathleen Wynne says action to end teacher strikes possible over weekend, Toronto Star
The boards say the School Boards' Collective Bargaining Act is intended to permit local strikes over only local issues, and a central (province-wide) ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/05/22/kathleen-wynne-says-action-to-end-teacher-strikes-possible-over-weekend.html






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