Open the school board meetings

By Erika Stutzman,

Proposition 104 would change the Colorado statutes to make school board meetings, and meetings between district representatives and teachers’ unions, open to the public if collective bargaining is to be discussed.

Top 10 facts on labor policy in Illinois

Illinois Policy Institute

Unions are often presented as the plucky defenders of the working man or woman, whose only interest is seeing that workers get a fair shake on the job. But in reality, unions are well financed and powerful.

NLRB Overrules Board Precedent And Institutes New Remedy In Successorship Cases

On September 30, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) in Pressroom Cleaners, Inc. overturned Board precedent regarding the appropriate remedy in successorship cases, holding that a successor employer must reinstate all terms and conditions of the previous employer until it reaches an agreement or impasse with the union – even if it can be shown that the successor never would have agreed to those terms if it had negotiated lawfully at the time of the takeover.

Proposition 104 shines a light on teacher contract talks

The Denver Post

The government’s business is supposed to be the people’s business, but that’s sometimes hard to believe when it’s conducted behind closed doors. Proposition 104, which would make school districts’ collective bargaining process open for all to see, is a useful step in the direction of transparency.

Where All the Teachers Are Above Average

By Marc F. Bernstein, The Wall Street Journal

New York recently released evaluations that rank 95% of the state’s teachers as “highly effective” or “effective,” 4% as “developing,” and only 1% as “ineffective” for the 2012-13 school year.