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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 1

03 Jul 2015 5:59 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Tracy, CA.  Mediation fails; fact-finding hearing is Tuesday, Stockton Record
Mediation has failed in contract negotiations between teachers and the Tracy Unified School District, but both sides remain hopeful a ...
http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150702/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/150709920


2. Land O'Lakes, FL.  Pasco teachers union surprises with an unexpected stand on job evaluations, Tampabay (blog)
But after much consideration, she said, the Pasco County teachers union ... to continue counting for 50 percent of a teacher's annual job evaluation.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/pasco-teachers-union-surprises-with-an-unexpected-stand-on-job-evaluations/2235989


3. Harvey, LA.  Union contract drafted for Jefferson Parish public schools, NOLA
That memo, in turn, included some language from Jefferson's individual teacher contracts and the old collective bargaining agreement, which was in ...
http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2015/07/union_collective_bargaining.html


4. Detroit, MI.  EAA officials: Federal teacher pay grant issues fixed, The Detroit News
... director of Teacher Quality Programs at the U.S. Department of Education. The federal agency slapped two special conditions on the EAA that were ...
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/07/01/eaa-officials-federal-teacher-pay-grant-issues-fixed/29565639/


5. Parma, OH.  Parma schools impose contract teachers rejected, cleveland
Parma teachers could start school this fall with a contract they voted down. After more than two years of negotiations with teachers the ...
http://www.cleveland.com/parma/index.ssf/2015/06/parma_school_board_implements.html


6. Cedar Grove, NJ.  Agreement between Cedar Grove Board of Education, union pushed back, NorthJersey
... on a new collective bargaining agreement with the local teachers union. ... The agreement pertains to about 170 union teachers, secretaries and ...
http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/agreement-between-cedar-grove-board-of-education-union-pushed-back-1.1366031


7. Los Angeles, CA.  Labor fears setback as Supreme Court hears case on union dues, fees, LA Times
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a California challenge to the financing of public-sector unions sent fear through organized labor Tuesday, with the threat that the justices could blunt one of the state's most powerful ...
http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-pol-california-unions-20150701-story.html


8. Chicago, IL.  Teacher evaluations return as sticking point in contract talks, Chicago Tribune
The union balked, and the issue is part of what led to a seven-day teachers strike. The eventual deal fell short of what Emanuel's team wanted.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-teachers-contract-0630-20150629-story.html


9. Charlottetown, PEI.  PEI Teachers' Federation president takes government job, CBC
Last week the Teachers' Federation announced it had walked away from negotiations over a new contract with government, accusing government of ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/p-e-i-teachers-federation-president-takes-government-job-1.3132908


10. Bennington, VT.  Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union ratifies two-year contract with teachers, VTDigger
The teachers, happy with their current plans, demanded that no change be ... At such time that the two sides agree on the next collective bargaining ...
http://vtdigger.org/2015/06/29/southwest-vermont-supervisory-union-ratifies-two-year-contract-with-teachers/


11. Chicago, IL.  Chicago strike looms: Is there a better way out this time?, (+video), Christian Science Monitor
In 2012, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Teachers Union fought to a week-long walkout. This summer, tax hikes might be needed to head off a ...
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2015/0626/Chicago-strike-looms-Is-there-a-better-way-out-this-time-video


12. Dickinson, ND.  Cancellations between the Dickinson School Board and the Dickinson Education Administration ..., Dickinson Press
Ground rules for teacher negotiations between the Dickinson Public School Board and the Dickinson Education Administration have been set but not ...
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/education/3775298-cancellations-between-dickinson-school-board-and-dickinson-education


13. Belding, MI.  Belding teachers, school board undergo fact finding hearing at Belding High School, Sentinel-Standard
Members of the Belding Education Association (BEA) have been in negotiations with representatives from Belding Area Schools to come to an ...
http://www.sentinel-standard.com/article/20150626/NEWS/150629338


14. Chicago, IL.  Chicago teachers union leaves negotiations midway while their contract is about the expire, Benchmark Reporter
A proposal was made by the teachers union to address inconsistencies in theevaluation system for teachers where educators that had 'proficient' ...
http://www.benchmarkreporter.com/chicago-teachers-union-leaves-negotiations-midway-while-their-contract-is-about-the-expire/5605/


15. Lansing, MI.  Study offers financial, policy road map for Michigan education reform, MLive
The report recommends strong teacher evaluations, suggesting that after "six years working to improve the educator evaluation system, including ...
http://www.mlive.com/education/index.ssf/2015/06/study_offers_financial_policy.html





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