Mediation Continues Between SPPS & Teacher’s UnionDespite a seventh mediation session, the St. Paul Federation of Teachers is still planning to strike.
St. Paul Teachers Discuss Strike Amid Rising School ViolenceTeachers are fighting back after a violent start to the school year in St. Paul. Police say a 16-year-old boy attacked a teacher at St. Paul Central High School last week, putting him in the hospital with a brain injury.
Union Leader: School Board Member Should Resign After Anti-Muslim CommentsThe head of Columbia Heights' teachers union has called on an embattled school board member to denounce anti-Muslim comments attributed to him on social media or resign. Grant Nichols had admitted to Columbia Heights' school board chairman that he is responsible for comments posted to his Facebook page in early September about Muslims.
Senate Democrat's Bill Would Change Layoff SystemA Democratic state senator will buck her party's historical alliance with the Minnesota teachers union and push to drop seniority as the main determinant in teacher layoffs. Sen. Terri Bonoff will formally introduce a bill aimed at the "last in, first out" layoff system common across Minnesota on Thursday.
Anoka-Hennepin Teachers Schedule April 17 Strike VoteA strike vote has been set by the teachers' union in the Minnesota's largest school district. Teachers from the Anoka-Hennepin school district will vote on April 17 on whether or not to strike. The vote will take place at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
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St. Paul Teachers Vote To Ratify Contract Agreement The St. Paul teachers union says its members voted "overwhelmingly" to ratify the tentative contract agreement reached with the school district less than two weeks ago.
Minneapolis Teachers Reach Contract Agreement The Minneapolis school district and its teachers' union have reached a tentative contract agreement. The district and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers say they reached the deal Saturday after what they said were "three consecutive days of productive talks." Negotiations had begun last June.
Details Emerge On St. Paul Schools, Teachers Union Tentative ContractThe agreement was reached after a 24-hour-long mediation session. The contract will go through 2015 and includes new wages and benefits, as well as additional staffing.
Teachers Union Gives Dayton Early 2014 Endorsement Minnesota's teachers union is endorsing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's bid for re-election well before Republicans settle on a candidate.
Minnesota Teachers Union Picks New PresidentThe Education Minnesota teachers union has a new president. Delegates at the Education Minnesota Representative Convention elected Denise Specht as president of the 70,000-member union on Saturday.
Observers Say Teachers Union Loses Political CloutThe leader of the state teacher's union says the organization is facing a different political landscape at the Capitol, but expects to retain its political clout.
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