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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 17

23 Oct 2015 7:32 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

1. Toronto, ON.  Wynne gives teachers’ unions until Nov. 1 to reach a deal, The Toronto Star
Elementary school teachers, custodians and other education support workers could have their pay docked if they fail to reach contract settlements by Nov. 1. Premier Kathleen Wynne on Friday read the riot act to the education unions that have not concluded agreements with schools boards
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/10/23/wynne-gives-unions-until-nov-1-to-reach-deal.html


2. Memphis, TN.  Fewer Tennessee districts opt for teacher merit pay, Chalkbeat Tennessee
Four districts changed their teacher pay plans in the first year after legislators passed a 2010 law to allow districts to tie salaries to teacher evaluations.
http://tn.chalkbeat.org/2015/10/21/fewer-tennessee-districts-opt-for-teacher-merit-pay/#.ViqtvdKrRD9


3. Toronto, ON.  Ontario elementary teachers set to drop extracurricular activities next week, Global News
Ontario elementary school teachers won’t be providing extracurricular activities for students starting next week as they ramp up their work-to-rule action. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) said Thursday teachers would no longer be providing voluntary extracurricular activities ...
http://globalnews.ca/news/2292828/etfo-to-drop-extracurricular-activities-next-week-as-work-to-rule-action-escalates/


4. Lansing, MI.  Bill to set new standards for teacher evaluations, Lansing State Journal
A bill setting new standards for teacher evaluations is on its way to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature after the Senate gave final passage ...
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2015/10/20/bill-set-new-standards-teacher-evaluations/74296058/


5. Toronto, ON.  Ontario paid total of $2.5-million to teachers' unions to defuse labour disputes, The Globe and Mail
The Ontario government secretly paid $1-million to the Catholic teachers' .... “The Liberal government has botched teacher negotiations and they cut ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-government-paid-1-million-to-second-teachers-union-for-labour-peace/article26913260/


6. Yorkville, IL.  Teacher contract talks to continue in Yorkville, Chicago Tribune
Representatives of Yorkville's teachers' union and the School District 115 Board of Education will meet again Friday to continue negotiations for a new ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-yorkville-teachers-st-1022-20151021-story.html


7. Washington, DC.  NLRB Returns to Grad Student Unions, Inside Higher Ed
The National Labor Relations Board -- voting 3 to 1 -- agreed Wednesday to reconsider whether graduate teaching assistants at private universities are entitled to collective bargaining.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/10/23/nlrb-returns-issue-graduate-student-unions-private-institutions?utm_source=Inside%20Higher%20Ed&utm_campaign=933bb0dfa0-Breaking%20News%20Update%2020151022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-933bb0dfa0-197405925


8. St. Louis, MO.  Lindbergh teachers, board reach pact, Call Newspapers
But district officials were adamant that negotiations would not be reopened. Under board policy, negotiations with teachers begin no earlier than Feb.
http://www.callnewspapers.com/Articles-Impact-News-i-2015-10-21-280151.112112-Lindbergh-teachers-board-reach-pact.html


9. Toronto, ON.  ETFO union has 'disappeared' from talks, Liz Sandals says, Toronto Star
Education Minister Liz Sandals says talks with the province's elementary teachersare in “limbo” after the union “disappeared” from negotiations ...
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/10/20/etfo-union-has-disappeared-from-talks-liz-sandals-says.html


10. Buffalo, NY.  Impasse with Buffalo teachers could result in Taylor Law challenge, Buffalo News
There is not even that degree of finality laid out in the law for teacher contractnegotiations, leading to the possibility of teachers working under an ...
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo-public-schools/impasse-with-buffalo-teachers-could-result-in-taylor-law-challenge-20151020


11. Montreal, QC.  Montreal's largest French school board announces two strike days, CBC
The Montreal Teachers Association, the union representing all teachers working for the English Montreal School Board, has confirmed one strike date ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/csdm-strike-next-week-in-montreal-1.3278383


12. Long Beach, CA.  Cal State faculty to vote on possible strike over salaries, SurfPaducah
However, CSU administrators say what would truly hurt students is a teacher strike and that 2 percent is a compromise as they manage a funding gap ...
http://isurfpaducah.com/2015/10/20/cal-state-faculty-to-vote-on-possible-strike-over-salaries32960/


13. Concord, MA.  Concord teacher negotiations snag over faculty input, salaries, Wicked Local
Concord elementary and middle school teachers have been working without a contract since the end of June, and besides a disagreement over salary ...
http://concord.wickedlocal.com/article/20151019/NEWS/151016244


14. Toronto, ON.  Les membres de l’AEFO ratifient l’entente de principe, L'Express
Les enseignants franco-ontariens ont ratifié le 15 octobre l’entente de principe intervenue le mois dernier avec le gouvernement de l’Ontario et le Conseil des associations d’employeurs (les regroupements de conseils scolaires).
http://www.lexpress.to/archives/15990/


15. Lansing, MI.  4 years after Michigan tenure reform, 'everything in place' for new teacher evaluation law, MLive
That process has proven long and difficult. Teacher evaluation legislation passed the House last year but died in a Senate committee without a vote.
http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2015/10/4_years_after_michigan_tenure.html


16. New York, NY.  Despite criticism, few teachers appeal key evaluation ratings, Capital New York
Only a small number of educators are contesting their growth scores, ratings that aim to determine how good they are at their jobs ...
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/10/8580012/despite-criticism-few-teachers-appeal-key-evaluation-ratings


17. Sherbrooke, QC.  ETSB staff to strike on Oct. 28, Sherbrooke Record
All teachers, support staff and professionals of the Eastern Townships School Board will exercise the first of a six-day strike mandate on Wednesday, ...
http://www.sherbrookerecord.com/content/etsb%E2%80%88staff-strike-oct-28


18. Minden, LA.  Pay freeze leads to pay problems for Webster teachers, Minden Press-Herald
Pay freeze leads to pay problems for Webster teachers ... Jim Croad, an art teacher at Minden High School, says when the pay freeze took place ... says 50 percent of a teacher's evaluation is based on a composite score comprised ...
http://press-herald.com/pay-freeze-leads-to-pay-problems-for-webster-teachers/


19. West Lawn, PA.  Wilson School District teachers reject contract offer, Reading Eagle
Contract negotiations between Wilson School District's administrators and teachersremain ongoing, after the teacher's union rejected the school ...
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/wilson-school-district-teachers-reject-contract-offer


20. East St. Louis, IL.  Talks break down between East St. Louis district, teachers, STLtoday
A second day of collective bargaining between the East St. Louis teachers union and district officials failed to reach an agreement ...
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/talks-break-down-between-east-st-louis-district-teachers/article_b657e935-cb51-5740-86c5-4fde3162ce5a.html



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