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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 9

28 Aug 2015 4:22 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

1. Indianapolis, IN.  Tentative deal between IPS and its union means big pay raises for teachers, Chalkbeat Indiana
Every effective Indianapolis Public Schools teacher will make at least ... Over the past two years since Indiana shifted its teacher evaluation system to ...
http://in.chalkbeat.org/2015/08/27/tentative-deal-between-ips-and-its-union-means-big-pay-raises-for-teachers/#.VeDAIvlViko


2. Toronto, ON.  Robyn Urback: Ontario magically finds money for teacher raises, but won’t say where it got the dough, National Post
Great news, teachers! ... While the deals have yet to be ratified, Ontario’s secondary school teachers and English Catholic teachers are in store for a one per cent lump sum payment for the upcoming school year, plus another one per cent hike as of September 2016, and another half per cent raise after that. They’ll also get improved sick leave and benefits, an additional professional development day, but no changes to class sizes.
http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/robyn-urback-ontario-magically-finds-money-for-teacher-raises-but-wont-say-where-it-got-the-dough


3. Lowell, MA.  Arbiter can't settle Lowell teacher contract, grievances, Lowell Sun
Arbiter can't settle Lowell teacher contract, grievances ... School Department and the teachers' union reach an agreement over contract negotiations.
http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_28711612/arbiter-cant-settle-lowell-teacher-contract-grievances


4. Denver, CO.  JeffCo teachers vote to ratify 10-month agreement, The Denver Post
"This agreement is less than ideal for our students, our teachers and our community, but ... "Negotiations cost the district tens of thousands of dollars.
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_28708728/jeffco-teachers-vote-ratify-10-month-agreement


5. North Logan, UT.  Cache District considering teacher evaluation policy, The Herald Journal
The Cache County School District Board of Education is considering a new teacher evaluation policy developed by the joint education committee.
http://news.hjnews.com/allaccess/cache-district-considering-teacher-evaluation-policy/article_2168f7dd-efe9-5d64-ac72-e5f6fdd409e4.html


6. Staten Island, NY.  Judge hears arguments to dismiss teacher tenure lawsuit, SILive
Parents and plaintiffs in New York's historic teacher tenure lawsuit ... takes most teachers to get tenure, and changed the teacher evaluation/discipline ...
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/08/staten_island_judge_hears_argu.html


7. Dickinson, ND.  Dickinson teachers, school board agree on tentative salary schedule, Dickinson Press
A tentative salary schedule agreement was made in the Dickinson teacher negotiations Tuesday at the district's Central Administration Office.
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/local/3825430-dickinson-teachers-school-board-agree-tentative-salary-schedule


8. Faribault, MN.  Faribault school board approves two-year teacher agreement, Southernminn
Over the next two years, all finances for teachers will increase by a total of 8.59 percent, Mertesdorf said. According to the teacher negotiations cost ...
http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/article_7c2461c3-43b8-5c76-83b1-2e0650f6291c.html


9. Toronto, ON.  Catholic teachers hammer out tentative deal with province, The Toronto Star
Ontario’s Catholic teachers are suspending their drastic work-to-rule plans now that their union has hammered out a tentative deal with the province and school boards. The agreement, reached around 3 a.m. Tuesday, followed a round-the-clock session that resumed Monday after two days of bargaining ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/08/25/ontario-makes-deal-with-english-catholic-teachers.html


10. Toronto, ON.  Wynne avoids calling teachers' raise an 'increase in compensation', The Toronto Sun
Premier Kathleen Wynne performed verbal gymnastics Monday to explain how the pay hike she gave teachers is not an increase in compensation. Wynne insisted the Ontario government has not increased teachers' compensation -- just given them a pay raise.
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/08/25/wynne-avoids-calling-teachers-raise-an-increase-in-compensation


11. Seattle, WA.  Five demands Seattle teachers are making of the school district, MyNorthwest
Seattle Education Association President Jonathan Knapp says teachers deserve to be able to live in the city they work. He says the system, as it is now ...
http://mynorthwest.com/11/2800600/Five-demands-Seattle-teachers-are-making-of-the-school-district


12. Harrod, OH.  Allen East teacher's union files second unfair labor practice charge, Lima Ohio
Allen East teacher's union files second unfair labor practice charge ... cause that the board unfairly implemented a collective bargaining agreement.
https://limaohio.com/news/149622/allen-east-teachers-union-files-second-unfair-labor-practice-charge


13. New York, NY.  Round 2 in teacher tenure fight, Glens Falls Post-Star (blog)
The recent changes in teacher evaluation have lengthened the minimum period for new teachers to receive tenure from three years to four. The court ...
http://poststar.com/blogs/a_time_to_learn/round-in-teacher-tenure-fight/article_249240ec-4aa9-11e5-beef-6b665524f642.html


14. Toronto, ON.  Ontario secondary school teachers set for raise despite government insisting it won't fund salary ..., National Post
The agreement between the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' ... the Elementary Teachers' Federation is expected to resume negotiations on Sept.
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/ontario-secondary-school-teachers-set-for-raise-and-lump-sum-payment-despite-government-insisting-it-wont-fund-salary-increases


15. East St. Louis, IL.  Teachers working without contracts as school year begins, Belleville News-Democrat
With the school year now underway, teachers in many metro-east school districts are working without contracts as negotiations continue between ...
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/education/article31947948.html


16. Santa Fe, NM.  Teacher bonuses: A study in disparity, Santa Fe New Mexican
The program, which has drawn criticism from educators and teachers ... I'm not evaluated by the new state evaluation system; consequently, no big ...
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/education/teacher-bonuses-a-study-in-disparity/article_b1fa0e6a-39eb-536b-8cb4-2fc104ac439f.html


17. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Why are so few Broward teachers top-rated?, Sun Sentinel
Sharon Glickman, president of the Broward Teachers Union, tells the ... Merit pay for newer teachers is based on evaluation scores, and those rated ...
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-broward-teacher-evaluations-20150821-story.html


18. Miami, FL.  Miami-Dade public school leaders, teachers union reach salary deal, Miami Herald
District and union officials also adjusted the teacher evaluation process in the agreement. Under the agreement, the salary and benefits compensation ...
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article31859610.html


19. Brampton, ON.  Teacher negotiations have so far managed one tentative deal and plenty of acrimony, Brampton Guardian
These latest rounds of labour negotiations between Ontario's teachers, school boards and government have had plenty of difficulty generating ...
http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/5809170-teacher-negotiations-have-so-far-managed-one-tentative-deal-and-plenty-of-acrimony/


20. Belle Vernon, PA.  Belle Vernon teacher's union prepares to strike during 1st week of school, WPXI Pittsburgh
The Belle Vernon Area Education Association (BVAEA) announced Friday thatteachers will go on strike next Tuesday, a day after the first scheduled ...
http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/belle-vernon-teachers-union-announces-strike-days-/nnPG3/


21. Aurora, IL.  Teacher contract negotiations continue in Indian Prairie School District 204, Chicago Tribune
The Indian Prairie Education Association continues to negotiate a new teacher contract with officials from Indian Prairie School District 204, who are ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-indian-prairie-teacher-contract-st-0823-20150823-story.html



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