Tennessee’s new alternative to teacher collective bargaining isn’t going so well in Rutherford County. The organization representing teachers has filed a formal complaint with the state board of education.
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The longtime director of the Tennessee Education Association is retiring. It’s the second big departure this month at the state’s largest teacher’s union. Director Al Mance is leaving TEA, on the heels of lobbyist Jerry Winters. Their exits come at a difficult time for the organization.
The state House of Representatives today set up a possible fight with the Senate over how much power to strip away from the Tennessee Education Association.
Members of the Tennessee Education Association in red tee-shirts watched warily last night, as their right to negotiate with school boards survived one more vote. The state House of Representatives delayed considering a kinder, gentler bill regarding collective bargaining. Instead, House members found another way to fight over the teachers’ union.
A bill to strip bargaining rights from the state’s teacher union is on the state House of Representatives agenda Monday night, but it’s not the only bill on the agenda that worries public union members.
The effort to take away collective bargaining from the Tennessee Education Association continued its roller coaster ride at the state legislature yesterday. The measure coasted back to a previous stop.
The Tennessee Education Association lost a round Monday night as the state Senate passed a bill to take away their collective bargaining rights.
The latest version of a bill to strip the Tennessee Education Association of the right to collectively bargain surfaced today in the state Senate. It was met with an angry reaction from spokesmen for the teacher’s group.
The Tennessee Senate is set to vote on the much-amended proposal that will – in its latest version – once more take away the right of the Tennessee Education Association to bargain collectively. The measure squeaked through a Senate committee.
Legislation to strip the state teachers’ union of its negotiating power has whip-sawed back and forth this year. The House is working on a compromise that allows the Tennessee Education Association to continue to negotiate, but the state senate is moving forward to take away the right of collective bargaining.
The speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives invoked a rarely used privilege in a subcommittee Wednesday to assure the passage of an anti-collective bargaining bill. House Speaker Beth Harwell was the seventh vote to get the measure past a six-six tie in the House Finance Subcommittee.
One of the state’s most influential politicians and self-styled education reformers says collective bargaining can be a barrier to educating students. Bill Frist made some of his first statements on Tennessee’s debate over teachers unions Thursday.
House Republicans have backed off of stripping Tennessee teachers of their collective bargaining rights. WPLN’s Jacqueline Fellows and Joe White explain the newest proposal.
A bill that would have taken away collective bargaining from the Tennessee Education Association was rewritten in a legislative committee yesterday. It’s a compromise that was engineered by the Speaker of the Tennessee House.
Some 800 to 1,000 union members and supporters turned out at Nashville’s Capitol Hill today to protest against legislation aimed at the Tennessee Education Association.
In his State of the State address, Governor Bill Haslam called on Tennesseans to be “cheerleaders” for great teachers. The governor’s comments come amid a flurry of bills to reduce the political power of the state’s teachers union.
Thousands rallied in the rain Saturday to protest a bill that strips collective bargaining rights from teachers. The Tennessee Education Association bussed members to the capitol from around the state.
Former Republican speaker of the House Kent Williams says the tenure and collective bargaining bills should be defeated.
Democrats want to ratchet down the rhetoric over tenure and collective bargaining rights. They characterized the debate as an “attack on teachers and children.”
The Tennessee Tea Party has asked its members to target a dozen state Republican representatives for high-pressure phone tactics. The Tea Party wants collective bargaining stripped from teachers and feels the lawmakers are wavering on the issue.