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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 5

31 Jul 2015 3:36 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

1. Miami, FL.  Teachers Union Wants Re-Hearing In Evaluation Case, CBS Local
The judges found that it did not violate constitutional rights for the state or a school district to base part of a teacher's evaluation on tests that the ...
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/07/30/teachers-union-wants-re-hearing-in-evaluation-case/


2. Tampa Bay, FL.  Pasco teachers, district closer to deal on evaluations, Tampabay (blog)
Pasco school district officials an evaluation system in which fewer teachers attain a "highly effective" rating. United School Employees of Pasco ...
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/pasco-teachers-district-closer-to-deal-on-evaluations/2239502


3. Chardon, OH.  Chardon School Board, teachers reach tentative agreement, News-Herald
Bargaining teams from Chardon's school board and its teacher union ... Negotiations on the contract, which affects nearly 180 certified teachers, tutors, ...
http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20150730/chardon-school-board-teachers-reach-tentative-agreement


4. Brooklyn, NY.  Organizing Is the Key to Surviving Friedrichs, Labor Notes (blog)
California Teachers Association, headlines instantly projected the worst, calling it ... New York City teachers struck for collective bargaining rights in ...
http://labornotes.org/blogs/2015/07/organizing-key-surviving-friedrichs


5. Columbia, SC.  SC House study panel discusses boosting teacher pay, Hilton Head Island Packet
A House panel's solution for putting more high-quality teachers in rural South Carolina classrooms could involve paying higher ...
http://www.islandpacket.com/2015/07/29/3857186/sc-house-study-panel-discusses.html


6. Falls Church, VA.  Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to Forced Public Employee Unionism, National Legal and Policy Center
Requiring teachers to pay these “agency fees” assumes that collective bargaining is non-political. But bargaining with local governments is inherently ...
http://nlpc.org/stories/2015/07/29/supreme-court-agrees-hear-challenge-forced-public-employee-unionism


7. Nashua, NH.  New evaluation system allows ineffective teachers to remain in classrooms for grace period, The Union Leader
New job performance evaluations that allow less-than-effective teachers to remain in classrooms for three to four years while they try to ...
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150730/NEWS04/150739955


8. Merced, CA.  Teacher pension liabilities driving up school costs, cutting take home pay, Merced Sun-Star
Rising teacher pension costs are complicating salary negotiations and weighing down higher budget forecasts from an improved state fiscal outlook.
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/article29234881.html


9. Hellertown, PA.  Saucon Valley heads to nonbinding arbitration, Allentown Morning Call
A more than three-year series of negotiations between the teachers union and school board in the Saucon Valley School District is entering the next ...
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/sauconvalley/mc-saucon-valley-schools-0728-20150728-story.html


10. St. Louis, MO.  In Lindbergh dispute, both sides say they're on solid legal ground, Call Newspapers
Teachers representing the Lindbergh National Education Association, ... faith with teachers, and are adamant that negotiations will not be reopened.
http://www.callnewspapers.com/Articles-Impact-News-i-2015-07-29-279014.112112-In-Lindbergh-dispute-both-sides-say-theyre-on-solid-legal-ground.html


11. Mississauga, ON.  Peel board and high school teachers reach mediated labour agreement, Mississauga News
High school teachers and Peel’s public school board have reached an arbitrated labour agreement that injects a glimmer of hope into what has so far been a dismal round of contract negotiations in Ontario’s public education sector. The agreement ... essentially settles local contract issues that could have potentially kept high school teachers in the region’s public schools out of classrooms ...
http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/5764685-peel-board-and-high-school-teachers-reach-mediated-labour-agreement/


12. La Quinta, CA.  Desert Sands, teachers reach deal after nine months, The Desert Sun
The Desert Sands Unified School District and teachers’ association reached a tentative agreement late Monday night, bringing to close nine months of tense negotiation. The 14-hour mediation ended with a contract that teachers described as “fair” but not a “windfall.” Teachers will receive a 7.93 percent raise, which includes a 2 percent raise ...
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/education/2015/07/28/desert-sands-teachers-reach-deal-months/30805691/


13. St. Petersburg, FL.  Pasco teachers, district keep working on evaluation solutions, Tampabay (blog)
Tuesday marked the United School Employees of Pasco's turn to take another stab at an agreement on how Pasco County's teacher evaluations will ...
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/pasco-teachers-district-keep-working-on-evaluation-solutions/2239039


14. Los Angeles, CA.  LA Unified, AALA announce new evaluation process for principals, LA School Report
Principals at K-12, option and early education schools at LA Unified will start the 2015-16 school year next month working under a new evaluation system that was developed over the course ...
http://laschoolreport.com/la-unified-aala-announce-new-evaluation-process-for-principals/


15. Toronto, ON.  School support staff push for labour deal before fall, The Toronto Star
The union representing 55,000 support staff in Ontario schools says it has asked for the help of a provincial conciliator after being slotted just four dates to bargain with the province and school boards — and with two of those dates after the start of the school year. After receiving a decision June 29 from the labour board ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/07/27/school-support-staff-push-for-labour-deal-before-fall.html


16. Hellertown, PA.  Learn more about Wednesday's Saucon Valley teacher contract hearing, lehighvalleylive
Contentious negotiations have led to a contract stalemate. ... Teachers in the district went on strike during previous contract disputes in 2005, 2008 ...
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf/2015/07/learn_more_about_wednesdays_sa.html


17. Denver, CO.  Evolution of teacher evaluations is leading performance pay reforms, The Denver Post
Following new state laws, districts have updated teacher evaluations, and officials want those pay systems tied to the evaluations — generally also ...
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_28547009/evolution-teacher-evaluations-is-leading-performance-pay-reforms


18. Tampa Bay, FL.  Florida teachers get instructions how to seek bonuses tied to SAT, ACT scores, Tampa Bay Times
Florida teachers who have received an evaluation of highly effective on their most recent evaluation available on October 1. This would include a teacher's 2014-15 ...
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-teachers-get-instructions-how-to-seek-bonuses-tied-to-sat-act/2238910


19. Turbotville, PA.  Fact-finder assigned to Warrior Run contract negotiations, Sunbury Daily Item
A state fact-finder will get involved in the teacher contract negotiations in the Warrior Run School District. District officials petitioned ...
http://www.dailyitem.com/news/fact-finder-assigned-to-warrior-run-contract-negotiations/article_deb8aee6-331d-11e5-82fd-af96f5b92183.html


20. Reynoldsburg, OH.  Teacher turnover up in a few districts, Columbus Dispatch
Last year's contentious contract negotiations played a role in some teachers leaving before the start of the 2014-15 school year. The school board's ...
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/07/26/teacher-turnover-up-in-a-few-districts.html


21. Chino, CA.  Suit seeks to change teacher evaluation criteria, Champion Newspapers
Chino Valley school district, school board members and superintendent Wayne Joseph are named as defendants in a lawsuit that seeks to compel ...
http://www.championnewspapers.com/news/article_93f766f0-324f-11e5-92f9-cbb9534c0e7e.html


22. Toronto, ON.  Kathleen Wynne urges teachers’ unions, school boards to resume bargaining, The Toronto Star
Leaders of teachers’ unions had a “goodwill” private meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne on Friday but little was resolved as Ontario inches closer to a widespread labour dispute. Wynne inserted herself into the stalled negotiations hoping to get the various unions talking again and prevent the province’s 2 million students from enduring work-to-rule campaigns or possibly ...
http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2015/07/24/kathleen-wynne-urges-teachers-unions-school-boards-to-resume-bargaining.html


23. Windsor, ON.  Teachers’ union will resume provincial labour talks when ‘objectionable’ contract demands removed, Our Windsor
The president of the union representing teachers in Ontario’s public schools said this morning’s meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne is a positive step in attempting to restart stalled labour negotiations. But Sam Hammond made it clear the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario would not return to the bargaining table if the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, which represents the province’s school boards during central bargaining talks with the teachers’ unions and provincial government, maintains its stance on what have become the most contentious issues.
http://www.ourwindsor.ca/news-story/5750319-teachers-union-will-resume-provincial-labour-talks-when-objectionable-contract-demands-removed/




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