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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 48

12 Jun 2015 7:53 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Idaho.  Teachers got identical evaluations across 32 Idaho districts, complicating career ladder pay plan, The Idaho Statesman
Idaho Education News has compiled a detailed breakdown of the teacher evaluations districts reported to the state of Idaho. Follow this link to view ...
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/06/12/3848480/teachers-got-identical-evaluations.html


2. Toronto, ON.  Some Ontario students won't get report cards during teachers' work-to-rule, The Globe and Mail
... closely as their own negotiations continue, and secondary-school teachers ... “We can't be expecting our tutors to come with us to parent-teacher ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/some-ontario-students-wont-get-report-cards-during-teachers-work-to-rule/article24917952/


3. Grand Forks, ND.  Grand Forks School Board, teachers continue to spar over pay, Grand Forks Herald
Teacher contract negotiations have been ongoing between the two sides and continued Thursday afternoon as the two sides continue to work toward ...
http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/3764680-grand-forks-school-board-teachers-continue-spar-over-pay


4. Needham, MA.  Medfield teachers' union, administration reach contract deal, Wicked Local Medfield
After a year and a half of negotiations, the teachers union and school administration have come to terms on a four year contract that both sides believe ...
http://medfield.wickedlocal.com/article/20150612/NEWS/150618603


5. Lincoln, RI.  Lincoln School Committee approves collective bargaining, union votes later this week, Valley Breeze
The Lincoln School Committee unanimously voted to finalize the tentative collective bargaining agreement for teacher contracts during ...
http://www.valleybreeze.com/2015-06-10/cumberland-lincoln-area/lincoln-school-committee-approves-collective-bargaining-union#.VXr95flViko


6. Park City, UT.  Teachers, Park City School District come together to strike a deal, The Park Record
After months of negotiations, the Park City School District and its teachers have agreed on a compensation package for the next two school years.
http://www.parkrecord.com/summit_county-education/ci_28283478/teachers-park-city-school-district-come-together-strike


7. St. Louis, MO.  Pact with Mehlville teachers calls for extending school day by five minutes, Call Newspapers
... district's teachers came to a compromise during this year's salary negotiations on the extra days they agreed to add during last year's negotiations.
http://www.callnewspapers.com/Articles-Impact-News-i-2015-06-10-278357.112112-Pact-with-Mehlville-teachers-calls-for-extending-school-day-by-five-minutes.html


8. Wichita, KS.  Board urges Wichita teachers union members to reject tentative contract, Wichita Eagle
... spouses who are eligible for health care coverage elsewhere. It also proposes a work group to study changes to the teacher evaluation process.
http://www.kansas.com/news/local/education/article23620945.html


9. Golden, CO.  JeffCo teacher negotiations continue with frustrations, 9NEWS
Before a strike is deemed legal, all negotiation options would have to be exhausted including an appeal to the state. The last teachers strike in ...
http://www.9news.com/story/news/education/2015/06/10/jeffco-teacher-negotiations-continue-frustrations/71024446/


10. Hays, KS.  Binding arbitration, leave policy addressed in USD 489 teacher contract negotiations, hays Post
“It's a line in the sand,” USD 489 school board member Greg Schwartz said Tuesdaynight during teacher contract negotiations. “The board has no ...
http://www.hayspost.com/2015/06/10/binding-arbitration-leave-policy-addressed-in-usd-489-teacher-contract-negotiations/


11. Oakland, CA.  Revised budget gives Oakland teachers, principals huge pay raise, Contra Costa Times
With state funding in better focus now, Oakland school officials say teachers will get a phased- in 14 percent raise starting in July with retroactive payments going back a year and a one-time, 3.5 percent bonus in October.
http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_28290035/revised-budget-gives-oakland-teachers-principals-huge-pay?utm_source=Jane%27s+daily+email%2C+June+11%2C+2015&utm_campaign=Daily_4-24-15&utm_medium=email


12. Lansing, MI.  Attack on teachers unions or necessary reform? Senators debate how districts pay union officers, MLive
"It should be about our kids and the teachers in the classroom," he said. ... ofTeachers — from being included in collective bargaining agreements.
http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2015/06/attack_on_teachers_unions_or_n.html


13. Largo, FL.  Pinellas School Board to consider teacher evaluation changes, Tampabay (blog)
Changes in state law gave Florida school districts the opportunity to reduce the amount that student test results count toward teacher evaluations.
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/pinellas-school-board-to-consider-teacher-evaluation-changes/2232808


14. Newburgh, NY.  With teacher evaluation deadline near, a briefing, Times Herald-Record
A logistical nightmare is looming as the deadline for the redesign of controversial state teacherand principal evaluations approaches.
http://www.recordonline.com/article/20150608/NEWS/150609472


15. Chicago, IL.  Chicago Teachers Union plans rally amid contract talks, Chicago Tribune
Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey said June 8, 2015, that there is still much to discuss before teachers take a a strike ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-teachers-union-rally-met-20150609-story.html


16. Toronto, ON.  Ontario teachers gearing up for fall job action, Toronto Star
Ontario's teacher unions say work-to-rule, followed by one-day or rotating strikes, will happen this fall ... “Could we be negotiating part of the summer?
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/06/07/ontario-teachers-gearing-up-for-fall-job-action.html


17. Wichita, KS.  Frustrations high as Wichita teachers await details of tentative contract deal, Wichita Eagle
Wichita teachers and their families still are awaiting details of a tentative ... Most years, negotiations continue through the summer, and teachers vote ...
http://www.kansas.com/news/local/education/article23423460.html


18. Madison, WI.  Wisconsin Board Adopts Tenure Rules That Don't Satisfy Professors, Inside Higher Ed
The full University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted Friday to adopt a tenure policy to replace the one likely to be stricken from state statute ...
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/06/08/wisconsin-board-adopts-tenure-rules-dont-satisfy-professors


19. Pittsburgh, PA.  NLRB Office: Duquesne U Adjuncts May Form Union, Inside Higher Ed
A regional National Labor Relations Board office decided late last week that adjuncts at Duquesne University may form a union affiliated with the United Steelworkers.
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/06/08/nlrb-office-duquesne-u-adjuncts-may-form-union


20. Washington, DC.  Trinity Washington U Adjuncts Form Union, Inside Higher Ed
Adjuncts at Trinity Washington University voted to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, they announced Friday.
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/06/08/trinity-washington-u-adjuncts-form-union


21. Los Angeles, CA.  State lawmakers want to change teacher evaluations, LA Daily News
State legislators are approving bills that will revamp teacher evaluations for the first time in 44 years, but critics say the measures give more power to ...
http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20150606/state-lawmakers-want-to-change-teacher-evaluations


22. North Carolina.  NC Appeals Court Tosses Teachers' Benefits Law, Courthouse News Service
The law also included the reasons a teacher could be fired. ... for school districts to attract and retain quality teachers," the trial court stated, adding that ...
http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/06/05/n-c-appeals-court-tosses-teachers-benefits-law.htm


23. Toronto, ON.  Ontario high school teachers set stage for September strike, The Toronto Sun
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation has applied for conciliation at the provincial bargaining table, the union confirmed Friday. Following a meeting with a conciliator, a “no board” ruling can be sought by either side, which starts the clock ticking on a 17-day countdown to a strike or ...
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/06/05/ontario-high-school-teachers-set-stage-for-september-strike





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