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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 15

10 Oct 2015 11:32 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Santa Fe, NM.  Union scales back request in teacher eval suit, Santa Fe New Mexican
A teachers union seeking a temporary halt to the state's teacher evaluation system narrowed its request Thursday, asking a judge to suspend a ...
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/education/union-scales-back-request-in-teacher-eval-suit/article_d2b7eab6-8d91-556d-a270-5fe9113fe362.html


2. Centralia, WA.  Centralia School Board Approves Teachers Contract, Centralia Chronicle
Jami Lund, a policy analysis for The Freedom Foundation who has studied teacher collective bargaining and is currently seeking a seat on the board, ...
http://www.chronline.com/centralia-school-board-approves-teachers-contract/article_495e4744-6de1-11e5-9580-931a999ee415.html


3. Berkeley Heights, NJ.  Berkeley Heights Board of Education is Committed to Teacher's Contract Settlement, Reinstein States, TAPinto
Board of Education member Doug Reinstein provided an update on the status of the teacher's contract negotiations at ...
https://www.tapinto.net/towns/berkeley-heights/articles/berkeley-heights-board-of-education-is-committed


4. Elkhart, IN.  Elkhart Community Schools teacher contract negotiationsreach an impasse,The Elkhart Truth
Teacher contract negotiations at Elkhart Community Schools have reached an impasse as school officials and union leaders have been ...
http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/schools/2015/10/08/Elkhart-Community-Schools-teachers-still-without-new-contract.html


5. Ottawa, ON.  Support workers take strike action as elementary teachers return to table, Metroland media
The same day that the union representing public elementary teachers returned to the bargaining table, support staff at Ontario schools began taking strike action. The legal strike sanctions taken by educational support workers represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) were announced Oct. 5, the same day ...
http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/5951495-support-workers-take-strike-action-as-elementary-teachers-return-to-table/


6. Toronto, ON.  Elementary teachers, government talks show signs of progress, Sandals says, Toronto Star
... of the rocky bargaining history with the country's largest teacher union. ... It is the first glimmer of hope for negotiations after a bargaining blitz in early ...
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/10/06/elementary-teachers-government-talks-show-signs-of-progress-sandals-says.html


7. Los Altos, CA.  LASD teachers "draw line in sand" as trustees reopen contract negotiations, Los Altos Town Crier
Despite the teacher turnout, district trustees voted unanimously to officially reopen the negotiations to discuss the compensation portion of the contract.
http://www.losaltosonline.com/news/sections/news/148-school-news/51281-lasd-teachers-draw-line-in-sand-as-trustees-reopen-contract-negotiations


8. Greeley, CO.  Greeley-Evans School District reaches tentative understanding with union, Complete Colorado
District 6 may be one of the last collective-bargaining districts in the state to come to an ... Removal of the retired teachers' option from the contract.
http://completecolorado.com/pagetwo/2015/10/07/greeley-evans-school-district-reaches-tentative-understanding-with-union/


9. Santa Fe, NM.  Hearing on New Mexico's teacher evaluation system concludes, KOB
American Federation of Teachers New Mexico and the Albuquerque ... there will be teachers leaving the classrooms - our good quality teachers ...
http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3926421.shtml#.VhY3aPlViko


10. Santa Fe, NM.  Teacher evaluation hearing extended, Albuquerque Journal
A hearing on the New Mexico teacher evaluation system will continue Thursday after the judge unexpectedly added a fifth day of ...
http://www.abqjournal.com/655783/news/teacher-evaluation-hearing-extended.html


11. Jeffersonville, IN.  Greater Clark teacher contract at impasse, Newsandtribune
Greater Clark teacher contract at impasse ... April 2011, state passes SB 575, which limits what teachers unions can negotiate in collective bargaining for ... in contract language prevented the finalization of a deal after bargaining on ...
http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/greater-clark-teacher-contract-at-impasse/article_ae260b8c-6c59-11e5-bd8d-8ffa7c9df75d.html


12. Tulsa, OK.  TPS Approves New Pay Increase for Employees, KTUL
Both parties also agreed to reopen negotiations within 30 days of Jan. ... Superintendent Gist says TPS teacher are deserving of a pay increase and ...
http://ktul.com/news/local/tps-approves-new-pay-increase-for-employees


13. Leominster, MA.  Contract stalemate frustrates teachers, Sentinel & Enterprise
As contract negotiations for district educators drag on, the local teachers union is now saying its opposition to school administration ...
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_28919518/contract-stalemate-frustrates-teachers


14. New York, NY.  Barnard College Adjuncts Approve Union Bid, Inside Higher Ed
Non-tenure-track instructors at Barnard College voted to form a union affiliated with United Auto Workers, they announced ...
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/10/05/barnard-college-adjuncts-approve-union-bid?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=68d83e4e35-DNU20151005&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-68d83e4e35-197405925


15. Fort Wayne, IN.  Panel links teacher shortage to 2 state laws, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
One ties teacher evaluations to teacher pay; the other took away collectivebargaining rights. Shortly after the bills passed in 2011, would-be education ...
http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/schools/Panel-links-teacher-shortage-to-2-state-laws-9160057


16. McHenry, IL.  McHenry Co. teachers strike, no school Thursday, Herald Current
Shouts of “Warrior Strong” and honks from supporters driving by could be heard Thursday morning outside of both high school campuses, where ...
http://www.heraldcurrent.com/mchenry-co-teachers-strike-no-school-thursday/11509/


17. East St. Louis, IL.  East St. Louis teacher strike: session with mediator scheduled for Monday, St. Louis Public Radio
Updated 12:30 p.m. Oct. 2 with latest from district- The East St. Louis teacher strikecontinues Friday. Both the school district and the local teacher ...
http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-st-louis-teacher-strike-session-mediator-scheduled-monday


18. Pottstown, PA.  Pottsgrove teacher talks turn to dueling statements, The Mercury
The tasks Pottsgrove teachers may no longer undertake could include not supervising bus ... 31 and negotiations have been ongoing since January.
http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20151002/pottsgrove-teacher-talks-turn-to-dueling-statements




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