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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 10

04 Sep 2015 7:07 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Seattle, WA.  Seattle School District teachers vote to strike, KING5
SEA members took the action after a collective bargaining agreement could not be reached between the union and the Seattle Public Schools (SPS).
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2015/09/03/seattle-school-district-teachers-vote-to-strike/71679596/


2. Denver, CO.  Denver teachers union: DPS skirted bargaining rules with new incentive pay program, Chalkbeat Tennessee
Denver teachers union: DPS skirted bargaining rules with new incentive pay program ... The grievance filed this week by the Denver Classroom Teachers ... we have done is fully consistent with (the collective bargaining agreement), ...
http://co.chalkbeat.org/2015/09/03/denver-teachers-union-dps-skirted-bargaining-rules-with-new-incentive-pay-program/#.VeoA5xHBzGc


3. San Francisco, CA.  California Caps Superintendent's Severance Pay, Governing
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to reduce the amount of severance pay California school boards can offer departing superintendents ...
http://www.governing.com/topics/mgmt/tns-california-severance-superintendent.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_content=email&utm_campaign=6%20Governors%20Who%20Choose%20Pragmatism%20Over%20Ideology&utm_term=California%20Caps%20Superintendent%27s%20Severance%20Pay


4. North Bay, ON.   Talks continue between unions, province, The Nugget
The return of school children to classes next week ... with two unions threatening job action ... The  Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents 55,000 education workers in the province’s schools, and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario are still in talks with the province for a new contract.
http://www.nugget.ca/2015/09/03/talks-continue-between-unions-province


5. Montreal. QC.  Student activities cancelled as Quebec teachers work to rule, Montreal Gazette
Teachers in public schools across the province have launched a ... “They looking for some way to finish thenegotiations with no cost to the ...
http://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/student-activities-cancelled-as-quebec-teachers-work-to-rule


6. Algonquin, IL.  D300 and teacher's union reach contract agreement, Chicago Tribune
District 300 Superintendent Fred Heid calls the tentative bargaining agreement reached with the district's teacher's union amicable and focused on kids and teachers.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-d300-contract-agreement-st-0903-20150902-story.html


7. New Brunswick, NJ.  New Jersey teacher who was late for work 111 times keeps job, Glens Falls Post Star
An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period. In a decision filed Aug. 19, an arbitrator rejected ...
http://poststar.com/news/weird-news/new-jersey-teacher-who-was-late-for-work-times-keeps/article_8ce391fa-9466-50a9-99dd-20d42600003f.html


8. Joplin, MO.  Joplin NEA reps eagerly anticipate start of collective bargaining steps, Joplin Globe
Joplin NEA reps eagerly anticipate start of collective bargaining steps ... first full year as teachers' designated union in the collective bargaining efforts.
http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/local_news/joplin-nea-reps-eagerly-anticipate-start-of-collective-bargaining-steps/article_513585e3-c1de-574d-a630-8e061c6e8ecd.html


9. Atlanta, GA.  Governor's education reformers take aim at Georgia teacher pay scales, The Albany Herald
#Teachers get automatic raises as they gain experience and earn ... Others caution that Georgia's teacher evaluation system may not accurately ...
http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2015/aug/29/governors-education-reformers-take-aim-georgia-tea/


10. Toronto, ON.  Liberals give Catholic teachers get wage boost, too, The Toronto Sun
According to information obtained by the Toronto Sun, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) — the second major union to reach a deal at the 11th hour (Aug. 25) before school starts next week — got themselves a nice little 2.5% compensation package over the next two years.
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/09/02/liberals-give-catholic-teachers-get-wage-boost-too


11. Everett, WA.  Everett teachers OK contract with nearly 8% pay raise, HeraldNet
... are important provisions improving how the union and school district interact on the teacher evaluation process and implementation of the Common ...
http://www.heraldnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?aid=/20150902/NEWS01/150909847/Everett-teachers-OK-contract-with-nearly-8%25-pay-raise&template=MobileArt


12. Buffalo, NY.  State Conciliator to Mediate BPS Teacher Contract Negotiations, TWC News
The Buffalo Public School District and Buffalo Teachers Federation haven't sat at the negotiating table in more than two months.
http://www.twcnews.com/nys/buffalo/news/2015/09/1/state-conciliator-to-mediate-bps-teacher-contract-negotiations-.html


13. Toronto, ON.  Elementary teachers resume talks with province, CBC
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario is set to resume negotiations with the province on Tuesday, one week before young students head ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/elementary-teachers-resume-talks-with-province-1.3210841


14. Kennewick, WA.  Richland teachers vote on new 2-year contract, Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Meanwhile, teacher contract negotiations continued in the Prosser School District as teachers and district administrators seek to avoid a strike next ...
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/education/article33063660.html


15. Strong, ME.  MSAD 58 ratifies contracts with teachers, ed techs, Daily Bulldog
The negotiations took five, multi-hour sessions, according to ... 15 percent by the teacher for individuals; with a 75/25 percent split for family premiums.
http://www.dailybulldog.com/db/features/msad-58-ratifies-contracts-with-teachers-ed-techs/comment-page-1/


16. Hopatcong, NJ.  Hopatcong at rare step in teacher contract negotiation, New Jersey Herald
Still at a contract impasse after failed negotiations and ... For the second straight school year, teachers in the district are beginning ...
http://www.njherald.com/story/29938593/2015/09/02/hopatcong-at-rare-step-in-teacher-contract-negotiation


17. Toronto, ON.  Province mum on teachers' total compensation budget, Toronto Sun
... the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Federation (OECTA), and has negotiation
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/08/29/province-mum-on-teachers-total-compensation-budget


18. Pasco, WA.  Pasco, Prosser teachers move closer to strike, Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
31, but time is running out before a possible teachers strike. School is scheduled to open Sept. 1. But school district spokeswoman Leslee Caul said ...
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2015/08/28/3714401_delta-high-school-to-close-if.html?rh=1


19. Indianapolis, IN.  Indianapolis Pact Couples New Teacher Roles and Big Pay Boosts, Education Week (subscription) (blog)
It's not yet clear how many teachers might qualify for the advanced roles, which are reserved for teachers who receive evaluation scores of "effective" ...
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2015/08/indianapolis_pact_couples_new_teacher_roles_pay_boosts.html




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