Post Tagged with: "collective bargaining"

New Way To Negotiate Teacher Pay Leads to Complaint in Rutherford Co.

New Way To Negotiate Teacher Pay Leads to Complaint in Rutherford Co.

April 24, 2013 at 5:07 pm

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.

Tough Times at Teachers’ Union as Director Retires

December 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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.

Collective Bargaining Headed to Conference Committee

May 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm

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.

Collective Bargaining Vote Delayed, Another Union Bill Marches Forward

May 16, 2011 at 11:45 pm

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.

Multiple Union Bills on Legislative Menu Tonight

May 16, 2011 at 5:14 am

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.

Tougher Collective Bargaining Bill Sent Back to Committee for Review

May 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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.

Senate Votes to Remove Teacher Bargaining Rights

May 3, 2011 at 5:05 am

The Tennessee Education Association lost a round Monday night as the state Senate passed a bill to take away their collective bargaining rights.

New Collective Bargaining Proposal Gives Management Job of Crafting Teacher Protections

April 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm

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.

Senate Committee Takes Hard Line on Collective Bargaining

April 26, 2011 at 4:35 pm

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.

‘Policy Manual’ Replaces TEA Collective Bargaining in Senate Bill

April 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm

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.

House Speaker Breaks Tie to Keep Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill Moving

March 30, 2011 at 3:19 pm

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.

Frist: Collective Bargaining Barrier to Educating Students

March 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm

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.

Capitol Hill Conversation: Collective Bargaining Compromise

March 21, 2011 at 5:25 am

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.

Legislative Compromise on Collective Bargaining Introduced

March 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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.

Unions Rally at Capitol to Support TEA, Themselves

March 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm

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.

Governor Calls on State to Uplift Teachers

March 14, 2011 at 10:10 pm

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.

Collective Bargaining Rally Attracts Non Union Teachers

Collective Bargaining Rally Attracts Non Union Teachers

March 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm

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.

Williams Sees Tenure and Collective Bargaining Failing in House

March 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Former Republican speaker of the House Kent Williams says the tenure and collective bargaining bills should be defeated.

Democrats Criticize Tone of Educational Debate

March 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Democrats want to ratchet down the rhetoric over tenure and collective bargaining rights. They characterized the debate as an “attack on teachers and children.”

Tea Party Pegs GOP Members As RINO Over Collective Bargaining

February 28, 2011 at 10:10 pm

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.