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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 11

11 Sep 2015 7:23 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Buffalo, NY.  State mediator to meet with Buffalo school district and teachers union officials, The Buffalo News
The state’s top mediator will come to Buffalo on Friday to try to jump-start negotiations between the school district and the Buffalo Teachers Federation.
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/state-mediator-to-meet-with-buffalo-school-district-and-teachers-union-officials-20150910


2. Toronto, ON.  Talks drag on between elementary teachers, province, The Hamilton Spectator
Bargaining continued for a seventh day Thursday between the elementary teachers' union, government and school boards, as the union representing school support staff began their work-to-rule action. The union representing teachers in the province's French schools also ...
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5837593-talks-drag-on-between-elementary-teachers-province/


3. Philadelphia, PA.  Pennsylvania lawmakers plan to take on 'ghost teachers', Watchdog
Through collective bargaining, ghost teachers have been allowed to do union work while also accruing a public pension and school seniority, as if ...
http://watchdog.org/237555/pennsylvania-lawmakers-plan-take-ghost-teachers/


4. Paris, ME.  SAD 17 teacher contract extended, Lewiston Sun Journal
Patrie said negotiations will resume later this year or early next year, ... of steps and boosted the the starting teacher pay from $27,797 to $30,600.
http://www.sunjournal.com/news/oxford-hills/2015/09/10/sad-17-teacher-contract-extended/1779494


5. Seattle, WA.  Day 2 of Seattle teachers strike: Negotiations resume, KING5
Negotiations are expected to resume Thursday as the Seattle teachers strike enters its second day. "Our goal here is to make them feel ...
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2015/09/10/day-2-seattle-teachers-strike-/71995360/


6. Owen Sound, ON.  Work-to-rule action at local schools, Owen Sound Sun Times
On the first day of classes this week, ETFO members began Phase 2 of work-to-rulestrike action. As a result, teachers will not participate in field trips, ...
http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2015/09/09/work-to-rule-action-at-local-schools


7. Seattle, WA.  Seattle Public School Teachers Strike Over Pay, Wall Street Journal
Seattle teachers went on a contract-related strike for the first time in 30 years, delaying the start of the year for about 53,000 schoolchildren ...
http://www.wsj.com/articles/seattle-public-school-teachers-strike-over-pay-1441826013


8. Las Vegas, NV.  Teacher pay shrinks as contract talks drag out, Las Vegas Review-Journal
... Education Association, which represents teachers, continue to meet at the negotiating table to hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement.
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/education/ccsd-teacher-pay-shrinks-contract-talks-drag-out


9. Spokane, WA.  Spokane teachers union approves new contract, averts strike, KXLY Spokane
The fear of a possible strike is now over as the Spokane Education ... thankful for the raise and the outcome of the contract negotiations, but says there ...
http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/spokane-teachers-union-approves-new-contract-averts-strike/35172414


10. Hellertown, PA.  Saucon Valley board narrowly passes teacher contract, lehighvalleylive
After more than four years of negotiations, Saucon Valley teachers finally have a new contract. ... Saucon Valley has finally settled its teacher contract.
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf/2015/09/saucon_valley_board_narrowly_p.html


11. Everett, WA.  Everett School Board approves teacher contract that boosts pay, HeraldNet
There are provisions aimed at improving the teacher evaluation process and instituting a “shared leadership” structure at each school that assures ...
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20150908/NEWS01/150909218


12. Evansville, IN.  EVSC school board approves new collective bargaining agreement, 14 News WFIE Evansville
The EVSC Board of Trustees approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the Evansville TeachersAssociation on Tuesday. The two-year ...
http://www.14news.com/story/29985812/evsc-school-board-approves-new-collective-bargaining-agreement


13. Tuscon, AZ.  Judge to rule on evaluating TUSD teachers independently, Arizona Daily Star
“The purpose of teacher evaluation is to measure effectiveness accurately and to link the performance assessments to professional development and ...
http://tucson.com/news/local/education/judge-to-rule-on-evaluating-tusd-teachers-independently/article_5e3f6508-0cfc-5124-b322-0ecbffdbbfd5.html


14. Toronto, ON.  Uncertain start to school year for hundreds of thousands of Ontario kids as bargaining continues, National Post
Ontario public elementary school teachers remain embroiled in tough negotiations with the province and its school boards, but after weekend ...
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/uncertain-start-to-school-year-for-hundreds-of-thousands-of-ontario-kids-as-bargaining-continues


15. Toronto, ON.  CUPE to work to rule, The Oshawa Express
One of the lead negotiators for CUPE says the province is not taking school support workers seriously – and that’s why the union’s members are taking action. “We’re in a legal strike position come Sept. 10. It just so happens the next day that we are in negotiations with (the province)…
http://www.oshawaexpress.ca/viewposting.php?view=8430


16. Pasco, WA.  Pasco Teachers to Vote on Returning Back to Class Monday, NBC
It has been yet another day of negotiations for the Pasco School District and Pasco Association of Educators. Bargaining teams met from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.  The union tells NBC Right Now the district did counter their latest proposal. The district is now offering ...
http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/29964407/superior-court-judges-rules-in-favor-of-pasco-school-district-injunction-on-teacher-strike


17. Jamestown, NY.  New Evaluation System Deadline Approaching For Schools, Jamestown Post Journal
An Oct. 1 deadline and requirement for schools in New York state to negotiate a new teacher evaluation plan has left some education officials ...
http://www.post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/675584/New-Evaluation-System-Deadline-Approaching-For-Schools.html?nav=5192


18. Pasco, WA.  Status of Pasco schools, teacher contract talks unclear despite judge's ruling, Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Striking Pasco teachers marched with picket signs to the Franklin County ...Negotiations between the district and union are expected to continue ...
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/education/article34041798.html


19. Hellertown, PA.  Saucon Valley tenative teacher contract pact reached, lehighvalleylive
After four years of contract negotiations, it looks like the Saucon Valley ... The Saucon Valley School Board and its teachers union have reached a ...
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf/2015/09/saucon_valley_tenative_teacher.html


20. Aurora, IL.  Teacher contract talks progress in Indian Prairie District 204, Chicago Tribune
... said Doug Eccarius, assistant superintendent for human resources and member of the district negotiating team. Association President Paul Gamboa ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-204-teacher-negotiations-st-0906-20150906-story.html


21. Ottawa, ON.  Ottawa teacher, education worker unions without deals as school begins, CBC
The elementary school teachers are not to distribute to students any ... "Any time I hear negotiations are going a number of days in a row you're always ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-school-teacher-worker-job-action-1.3217071


22. Albuquerque, NM.  Judge to hear union's request for suspension of teacher evaluations, taosnews
The complaint centers on flawed data that the state used in the first round of teacher evaluations, which led the agency to later issue a new set of ...
http://www.taosnews.com/news/article_dae5be22-5306-11e5-a42f-0fcbe853747c.html


23. Canton, NY.  NY Education Commissioner is open to delaying new teacher evaluations, North Country Public Radio
Sep 04, 2015 — New York State's education commissioner said she is open to granting waivers to delay new teacher evaluation for an additional year ...
http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/29417/20150904/ny-education-commissioner-is-open-to-delaying-new-teacher-evaluations


24. Scranton, PA.  National union figure to attend Scranton teachers rally, Scranton Times-Tribune
She said it is also about keeping class sizes low, preventing cuts to the school nurse staff and resisting an erosion of teacher collective bargaining ...
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/national-union-figure-to-attend-scranton-teacher-rally-1.1937251




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