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From the ECS State Policy Database
Teaching Quality--Unions/Collective Bargaining


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State Status/Date Level Summary
MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Teacher Bargaining and Therapists
S.B. 1722
Includes therapists, including art, music, or audiology, in the definition of teacher and makes them eligible for collective bargaining.
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/laws/?year=2014&type=0&doctype=Chapter&id=247&format=pdf...

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WASigned into law 04/2014P-12Internet Access to Public School Data and Expenditure Information
S.B. 6062
Requires each school district, charter school, and state-tribal compact school to publish on its web site a copy of its public school employee collective bargaining agreements. Requires each school district that has an associated student body program fund to p...

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NJVetoed 08/2013P-12
Postsec.
Subcontracting in School Districts and Public Higher Education Institutions
S.B. 1191
Bill text: Regulates subcontracting by school districts and public higher education institutions. Prohibits school districts and public higher education organizations from subcontracting with an organization during the term of an existing collective bargaining...

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RISigned into law 06/2013P-12Child Care Assistance Program Parent Advisory Council and Child Care Provider Collective Bargaining
S.B. 794
Establishes a Child Care Assistance Program Parent Advisory Council. Defines the Child Care Assistance Program as a program administered by the department of human services that provides financial assistance to families for child care. The council shall consi...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Child Care Provider Collective Bargaining
S.F. 778
Establishes a right for family child care providers to form, join, and participate in the activities of labor organizations of their own choosing for the purpose of representation and meeting and negotiating with the state. Requires the state, through the Gove...

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VTSigned into law 05/2013P-12Agency Fees and Collective Bargaining
S. 14
Adds language that requires an employee who exercises the right not to join the employee organization representing the employee's collective bargaining unit to pay the collective bargaining service fee to the representative of the bargaining unit in the same m...

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KSSigned into law 04/2013P-12Equal Access for Professional Teaching Organizations
H.B. 2221
Requires the department of education to give equal access of teacher records to all professional employee associations. Allows similar equal access to attend new teacher or employee school orientations and other meetings.
http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12
Community College
Public School Employee Organizations
A.B. 1203
From bill summary: Requires a school district or a community college district to provide a paid leave of absence to a classified employee who is an unelected member of a school district public employee organization or community college district public employee...

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NCSigned into law 07/2012P-12Employee Associations - Equal Access
S.B. 755
Provides that all education employee associations have equal access to employees at schools and prohibits schools from favoring or endorsing an education employee association. Provides that all education employee associations must have equal access to charter ...

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PASigned into law 07/2012P-12Contract Impasse Provision
H.B. 1363 - Contract Impasse
Provides that one year after a contract impasse, the Secretary of Education may request a public hearing in the school district of impasse. Requires the hearing to include testimony from the board, administration, employee organization and any other party requ...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Collective Bargaining on School Turnaround
S.B. 458
(Sec. 20) Requires the local school board and the teachers' or administrators' union to negotiate on any matters in an approved turnaround plan or a plan developed by the commissioner that conflicts with provisions of an existing union contract. It sets out t...

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MISigned into law 03/2012P-12Collective Bargaining
H.B. 4246
Provides that the following are not considered 'public employees' and are not entitled to representation or collective bargaining rights: An individual serving as a graduate student research assistant or in an equivalent position and any individual whose posit...

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NCSigned into law 01/2012P-12No Dues Checkoff for School Employees
S.B. 727
Eliminates the option of active or retired public school employees to pay an employees' organization through a periodic deduction from payroll or a retirement account. Session Law 2012-1.
http://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/SessionLaws/PDF/2011-2012/SL2012...

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OHRepealed by referendum 11/2011P-12
Postsec.
Collective Bargaining, Strikes, Dispute Resolution
S.B. 5 - Collective Bargaining, Strikes, Dispute Resolution Section
From bill summary:
--Community schools (charter schools): Prohibits employees of community schools from collectively bargaining, except for conversion community schools. Allows the governing authority of a conversion community school to opt out of collectivel...

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CAVetoed 10/2011P-12Child Care Providers: Bargaining Representative
A.B. 101
From bill summary: Authorizes family child care providers to choose whether to be represented by a single provider organization designated pursuant to a specified petition and election process overseen by the Public Employment Relations Board or a neutral 3rd ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Financial Oversight Panels
S.B. 2149
Requires that if an Annual Financial Report resulting from a mandated audit reflects a deficit, the district must, within 30 days after acceptance of such audit report, submit a deficit reduction plan.

Makes legislative findings relative to the need for fina...

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MISigned into law 07/2011P-12Certain Subjects Excluded From Collective Bargaining Agreement
H.B. 4628
From Legislative Staff Summary - Amends the public employment relations Act to prohibit decisions about the following subjects from being included in collective bargaining between a public school employer and a representative of its employees: (1) Teacher plac...

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RISigned into law 07/2011P-12Collective Bargaining
S.B. 1062
Notwithstanding other provisions, requires that the power and duty to enter into collective bargaining agreements be vested in the
chief executive officer of the municipality and not in the school committee. Gives the elected school committees of each city, t...

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INSigned into law 07/2011P-12Indiana Education Employment Relations Board
E.O. 11-07
Indiana has recently enacted comprehensive collective bargaining reform for public education employees under Public Law 48-2011; and the legislation has substantially limited the nature and relationship of collective bargainin contracts to wages and wage-relat...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Collective Bargaining at Cleveland Board-Sponsored Community School
H.B. 153 - Collective Bargaining at Cleveland Board-Sponsored Community School
Provides that the employees of a conversion community school sponsored by the Cleveland board of education will cease to be subject to any future collective bargaining agreement if the mayor submits to the board of education sponsoring the school and to the st...

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ILSigned into law 06/2011P-12Collective Bargaining/Strikes
H.B. 1197
Provides the following changes take place if and only if S.B. 7 as passed by the 97th General Assembly becomes law:

Provides that, with respect to the list of permissive subjects of bargaining between an educational employer whose territorial boundaries are c...

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ILSigned into law 06/2011P-12Length of School Day and Year in Collective Bargaining Agreements
S.B. 7 - Length of School Day and Year in Collective Bargaining Agreements
Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Specifies that Chicago collective bargaining agreements may address decisions to determine the length of the work and school day and length of the work and school year. Page 97 of 111: http://www.ilga.gov/le...

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ILSigned into law 06/2011P-12Impasse, Mediation, Fact-Finding, Strikes
S.B. 7 - Impasse, Mediation, Fact-Finding, Strikes
Specifies that certain existing impasse procedures do not apply to Chicago Public Schools. Directs the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board to invoke mediation if parties engaged in collective bargaining do not reach an agreement within 45 days of the st...

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MISigned into law 06/2011P-12Public Employee Pay Increases Without a Collective Bargaining Agreement
H.B. 4152
Amends sections of the Public Employee Relations Act (PERA) to address public employee pay increases without a contract. Provides that after the expiration date of a collective bargaining agreement ("CBA") and until a successor CBA is in place, a public employ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2011P-12Professional Educators Collaborative Conferencing Act of 2011
S.B. 113
Deletes the Education Professional Negotiations Act and replaces it wtih the "Professional Educators
Collaborative Conferencing Act of 2011." Requires the development of a training program in the principles and techniques of interest-based collaborative proble...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Professional Educator Association Access to Teacher Preparation Students
H.B. 1854
Requires the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to adopt a policy for each institution in the system that has a teacher education program to require equal access for statewide professional educators' associations to students enrolled in the programs. Th...

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INSigned into law 04/2011P-12Collective Bargaining
S.B. 575
Extends the use of temporary teacher contracts to hiring for positions funded by grants outside the school funding formula. Provides that wage payment arrangements may not contain terms beyond those permitted to be bargained. Provides that the statutory proced...

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MISigned into law 03/2011P-12Public Employment Relations Act Amendments
S.B. 158
Amends the Public Employment Relations Act to do the following:

-- Require a new collective bargaining agreement between a public employer and public employees to include a provision allowing an emergency manager to reject, modify, or terminate the agreement....

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Labor Organization Provisions in Teacher Contracts
S.B. 206
Requires that an employer promptly cease or commence a union dues wage deduction upon the written request of the employee. States that an employee's request to cease a union dues wage deduction may not be conditioned on the labor organization's advance notice ...

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UTTo governor 03/2011P-12Limits on Paid Leave for Employee Association or Union Duties
H.B. 183
Prohibits a local school board from granting paid association leave for an employee to perform an employee association or union duty. Permits a local board to grant paid association leave for an employee to perform an association or union duty if (1) the duty ...

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IDRejected by voters 03/2011P-12Renewable Contracts
S.B. 1108
Section 33-515 states that it is the intent of the legislature that after January 31, 2011, no new employment contract between a school district and a certificated employee shall result in the vesting of tenure, continued expectations of employment or property...

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WISigned into law 03/2011P-12
Postsec.
Amends Collective Bargaining
Act 10 (A.B. 11)
Prohibits bargaining collectively with a collective bargaining unit containing a general municipal employee with respect to any factor or condition of employment except wages. http://legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/data/acts/11Act10.pdf Wages would include only total...

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MISigned into law 12/2010P-12Collective Bargaining Exception to Performance Evaluation System
S.B. 1509
Provides an exception to the statutory requirement that a school board adopt and implement a performance evaluation system, if a collective bargaining agreement that prevented compliance with that requirement were in effect on January 4, 2010, until that agree...

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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Public School Labor Relations Board
S.B. 590/H.B. 243
This bill establishes a Public School Labor Relations Board (PSLRB) to administer and enforce the labor relations laws for local boards of education and their employees. The authority of the State Board of Education to decide public school labor relations disp...

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IASigned into law 03/2010P-12
Community College
Public Employee Collective Bargaining
H.B. 2485
Concerns public employee collective bargaining; provides that one of the powers and duties of the public employment relations board (PERB) is to represent the board in court; provides for prohibited practices; relates to decertification; provides that parties ...

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MISigned into law 01/2010P-12Reform Failing Schools
H.B. 4787 - Sec. 1280c
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Beginning in 2010, not later than September 1 of each year, the state superintendent is required to publish a list of the lowest achieving 5% of all public schools. Once a building is identified as being in the l...

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MISigned into law 01/2010P-12Collective Bargaining/Flexibility in Failing Schools
H.B. 4788
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Provides for changes in collective bargaining act to allow more flexibility in failing schools; provides that collective bargaining between schools and bargaining representatives shall not include the decision of...

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ILSigned into law 11/2009P-12Labor Relations Board
H.B. 2445
Requires the Labor Relations Board to employ a specified number of attorneys and investigators. Provides that evidence submitted to the board concerning an employee's choice of an employee organization is confidential. Specifies the time period within which a ...

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UTAdopted 09/2009P-12Local Board Assurances
R277-108-5
Requires each local school board and charter school governing board to provide written assurance assurances that the board has:
(1) Implemented an electronic device (cell phones and pagers) policy consistent with state board rule
(2) Posted collective bargain...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Salary and Collective Bargaining Information
S.B. 2270
Requires school districts to post on their Web site an itemized salary compensation report for every administrative employee in the district, including the superintendent. Requires the report to include base salary, bonuses, pension contributions, retirement i...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Educational Labor Relations Act
S.B. 1984
Requires that a charter school comply with all provisions of the Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that "educational employer" under the Educational Labor Relations Act includes the governing body of a charter school, a contract school or contract turn...

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WISigned into law 07/2009P-12Planning Time for Teachers
A.B. 95
Relates to the Municipal Employment Relations Act (MERA); provides for school districts and preparation time for teachers. From Legislative Reference Bureau analysis: This bill creates a new mandatory subject of collective bargaining under MERA in school distr...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Collective Bargaining for Independent Child Care Providers
H.B. 1 - Section 741.01, 741.02, 741.03, 741.04, 741.05, 741.06 and 741.07
Defines "independent child care provider" as either a licensed provider who does not meet the definition of "employee" under the National Labor Relations Act, or a certified or licensed provider or in-home aide who is not a county or state employee. Authorizes...

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WISigned into law 06/2009P-12Collective Bargaining Agreements
A.B. 75
Provides that no collective bargaining agreement covering school district employees may exceed four years. Also provides that upon the expiration date of any collective bargaining agreement, two or more collective bargaining units of school district employees ...

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WISigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Labor Relations at the University of Wisconsin
A.B. 75
Enacts provisions related to labor relations and collective bargaining for faculty and academic staff at the University of Wisconsin. Establishes definitions, rights of employees to bargain collectively, and duties of the state, including the duty of the board...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009P-12Collective Bargaining Agreements
H.B. 210
Requires a local board or charter school board to post a collective bargaining agreement entered into by the board on the school district's or charter school's Web site within 10 days of ratification of the agreement. http://le.utah.gov/~2009/bills/hbillenr/hb...

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KSSigned into law 03/2009P-12Teacher Contracts
S.B. 290
Relates to teachers and teachers' contracts. Chapter 2009-72
http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2010/290.pdf...

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MESigned into law 04/2008P-12School District Consolidation - Collective Bargaining
S.B. 738
Removes language from the regional school unit authorization laws requiring the merger of bargaining units on a regional school unit-wide basis and enacts new provisions preserving existing bargaining units, existing collective bargaining agents and existing c...

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WASigned into law 03/2008Postsec.Collective Bargaining for Student Employees at WSU
H.B. 2963
Authorizes student employees of Washington State University (WSU) to engage in collective bargaining. New bargaining units are to include graduate teaching assistants, staff assistants, project assistants, veterinary assistants and tutors, readers and graders....

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DESigned into law 03/2008P-12Collective Bargaining Dispute Negotiations
H.B. 283
Adds a new provision to the Public School Employment Relations Act. Provides a procedure for more effective dispute resolution procedures for issues that arise in negotiating a collective bargaining agreement. Provides that the decision of the interest arbitra...

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RISigned into law 07/2007P-12Training for School Committee Members
H.B. 5286
Adds labor and labor relations, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and employee contract analysis to the professional development program for Rhode Island school committees. offered by Rhode Island College and the Rhode Island Association of School ...

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WISigned into law 06/2007P-12Ratification of Collective Bargaining Agreement
S.B. 581
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Education Association Council, for the 2007-09 biennium, covering employees in the professional education collective bargaining unit, and authorizing an expend...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Extends Term for Collective Bargaining Agreements
S.B. 5251
Under the Public Employees' Collective Bargaining Act (PECBA), the maximum allowable term for collective bargaining agreements between cities, counties, municipal corporations, and school districts and their respective employees is increased from three to six ...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Postsec.Additional Employees Added to Collective Bargaining
H.B. 2361
The Public Employees Collective Bargaining Act is made applicable to employees of institutions of higher education who are exempt from civil service under the PSRA, with the following exceptions:
• executive employees and their principal assistants;
• certain ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12Education Employee Associations' Rights
S.B. 56
Requires school districts and charter schools to allow education employee associations equal access regarding distribution of information to teachers' or employees' physical or electronic mailboxes, and membership solicitation at new teacher or employee orient...

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CASigned into law 08/2006P-12Teacher Transfers
S.B. 1655
Prohibits the transferring of a teacher who requests to be transferred to a school offering kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, that is ranked in deciles 1 to 3, inclusive, on the Academic Performance Index if the principal of the school refuses ...

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WISigned into law 05/2006P-12Collective Bargaining
Act No. 376
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Education Association Council, for the 2005-07 biennium, covering employees in the professional education collective bargaining unit; authorizes an expenditure of funds. http://www.l...

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WISigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Postsecondary Teachers Negotiations
Act No. 373
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Teaching Assistants' Association, AFT, Local 3220, AFL-CIO, for the 2003- 05 biennium, covering employees in the program, project, and teaching assistants of the University of Wiscon...

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WISigned into law 05/2006P-12Collective Bargaining
Act No. 375
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Wisconsin Education Association Council, for the 2003-05 biennium, covering employees in the professional education collective bargaining unit; authorizes an expenditure of funds. ht...

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WISigned into law 05/2006Postsec.
Community College
Teaching Assistants Collective Bargaining
Act No. 374
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Teaching Assistants' Association, AFT, Local 3220, AFL-CIO, for the 2005- 07 biennium, covering employees in the program, project, and teaching assistants of the University of Wiscon...

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WISigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association Collective Bargaining
Act No. 384
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association, AFT/WFT, Local 2169, AFL- CIO, for the 2005-07 biennium, covering employees in the program, project, and teaching assistants of the Univers...

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VTSigned into law 05/2005P-12Collective Bargaining
H.B. 299
Teachers have the right to or not to join, assist, or participate in any teachers' organization of their choosing, but teachers or administrators may be required to pay an agency fee pursuant to a negotiated agreement. Authorizes an agency fee to be included a...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Equal Access by Professional Associations
S.B. 982, Section 12
No school district, employee of a school district, or employee organization can deny by any means, including a collective bargaining agreement, a statewide professional educators' association equal access to employees of the school district, to the same extent...

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WAto governor 04/2005P-12Bargaining Unit Determination
H.B. 1432
Collective Bargaining - Bargaining Unit Determination - Requires the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC), when determining bargaining units of classified school employees, to consider the avoidance of excessive fragmentation. Prohibits the PERC from ...

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WATo governor 04/2005P-12Classified School Employees
H.B. 1432
For classified employees appropriate bargaining units existing on the effective date of this section may not be divided into more than one unit without the agreement of the public employer and the certified bargaining representative of the unit; and (b) In mak...

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DERule Adoption 01/2005P-12Professional Employee Work Stoppage or Strike
14 DAC 714
Amends regulation relating to professional employee work stoppage or strike by adding charter schools to the regulation....

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12
Community College
Employee Bargaining Units: Salary Deductions
A.B. 310
Requires the governing board of a school district and the governing board of a community college district that collect or deduct dues, agency fees, fair share fees, or any other fee or amount of money from an employee's salary for the purpose of transmitting t...

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CASigned into law 08/2003Postsec.Higher Education Labor Relations
A.B. 1230
Provides the circumstances under which the Public Employment Relations Board is authorized to conduct a representation election. Requires, if an employee organization provides proof of support of more than 50% of the members of the appropriate bargaining unit ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003Postsec.Educational Labor Relations Act
S.B. 1360
Amends the Labor Relations Act to restore a provision that provides the sole appropriate bargaining unit for academic faculty at the University of Illinois will be a unit comprised of non-supervisory academic faculty employed more than half-time and that inclu...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Employee Representative Organizations
H.B. 3396
Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act and the Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that the respective Boards shall designate a collective bargaining representative, ascertain the employees' choice of employee organization in the case of a disput...

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CASigned into law 08/2003P-12Confidential Employees and Employee Organizations
S.B. 253
Revises the definition of confidential employee to mean any employee who is required to develop or present management positions with respect to confidential information that is used to contribute significantly to the development of management positions. Delete...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Teacher Organization Officers
S.B. 230
Provides if a teacher is elected to serve as an officer of a state or national teacher organization that represents teachers in collective bargaining negotiations, then the school board shall grant the teacher a leave of absence of up to 6 years or the period ...

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AKSigned into law 06/2003P-12School Employee Strikes
S.B. 95
Relates to strikes by employees of a municipal school district, a regional educational attendance area or a state boarding school; requires notice of at least 72 hours of a strike by those employees. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?session=23&b...

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DESigned into law 06/2003P-12Collective Bargaining Agreements and Schools
H.B. 1
Requires that collective bargaining agreements between public school employers and employees include binding arbitration provisions; limits the matters which may be processed through binding arbitration; provides for a panel of arbitrators consisting of retire...

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NJSigned into law 06/2003P-12Collective Negotiation Procedures
A.B. 3419
Provides collective negotiation procedures for school employee contracts, prohibits imposition of such contracts....

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NVSigned into law 06/2003P-12Teaching Quality Components
S.B. 1 (Omnibus Bill)
Revises provisions governing the qualifications required of certain teachers in core academic content areas, and for paraprofessionals in Title I Schools, as required for compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act. A new middle school license is aut...

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NMSigned into law 06/2003P-12Public Employee Bargaining Act
10-7E-1
Reestablishes collective bargaining in New Mexico. Covers all public employees, including teachers. Allows public employers other than the state to create a local board similar to the public employee labor relations board. Bargaining units are to be establi...

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IAVetoed 05/2003P-12Automatic Salary Deduction to Pay Professional Organization Membership Fees
S.F. 173
Authorizes school districts, upon a teacher or administrator's written request, to deduct a specified amount from the teacher or administrator's salary to pay fees for membership in not-for-profit professional education associations. Requires that if a written...

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MDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Bargaining Representation for Baltimore Paraprofessionals and Administrators
H.B. 778
Includes supervisory noncertificated employees in the definition of public school employee as it applies to provisions that relate to organizations of employees in Baltimore County. States that of three permitted organizations in Baltimore County to be exclus...

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HIVetoed 04/2003P-12Substitute Teacher Collective Bargaining Units
S.B. 1426
Creates a collective bargaining unit for substitute teachers of the Department of Education, including part-time employees working less than one- half of a full-time equivalent. Allows the members of bargaining unit (14) to strike. Prohibits bargaining over wa...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Procedures to the Grievance Law
S.B. 913
Amends Arkansas Code to provide for procedures to the Grievance Law; provides that a group of school employees who have the same grievance may file a group grievance; defines grievance to be a concern relating to personnel policy, salary, federal or state laws...

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MNSigned into law 04/2003P-12Provisions of Collective Bargaining Agreements
S.F. 293
Specifies that any provision of a collective bargaining agreement or compensation plan in the section and that provides a benefit based on a person's status as a domestic partner of a state employee is not ratified and must not be implemented. Adds that if a ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12School Personnel
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 53A-3-411 prohibits local boards from entering into a collective bargaining agreement that prohibits or limits individual contracts of employment. (Contract terms were already limited to no more than five years.) Defines alternative certification to ...

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ILSigned into law 03/2003P-12Chicago Educational Labor Relations
S.B. 19
Provides that amendatory Act may be referred to as the Chicago Education Reform Act of 2003. Amends requirements for Chicago area charter schools. Amends the School Code and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Requires the Chicago Board of Education ...

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VASigned into law 03/2003P-12Decisions and Appeals of Teacher Grievances
H.B. 1790
Relates to timelines for decisions and appeals of teacher grievances; clarifies that a school board has a specified amount of time to initiate another hearing after receipt of a fact-finding panel's decision, determine grievability after the following of a gri...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Matters Which May and May Not Be Negotiated
S.B. 233
Alters the matters which may be negotiated by a public school employer or its designated representatives and certain employee organizations; prohibits a public school employer from negotiating certain matters; providing that certain matters may not be raised i...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002Postsec.Education Code Re-Write: Rights of Student Representatives
S.B. 20E
According to legislative summary, "The bill eliminates from current law the collective bargaining limitation on awarding equivalent teaching service." Eliminates requirement that student representative be present at all collective bargaining negotiations. Elim...

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TNBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 05/2002P-12Professional Negotiations Act
S.B. 467
Amends the Professional Negotiations Act. The "terms and conditions of professional service" or "working conditions" of professional employees are those fundamental matters that affect a professional employee financially or the employee's employment relations...

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TNBecame law without governor's signature 04/2002P-12Education Professional Negotiations Act
S.B. 467, H.B. 1913
Amends the Education Professional Negotiations Act to define working conditions of professional employees and allows a liberal
interpretation of the term unless the proposed area of bargaining impinges so indirectly upon matters of employment as to require the...

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WASigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Collective Bargaining
H.B. 2403
Provides for collective bargaining at four-year institutions of higher education by establishing a uniform structure for recognizing the right of faculty of the public four-year institutions of higher education to engage in collective bargaining as provided, i...

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WASigned into law 03/2002Postsec.Extends Collective Bargaining
H.B. 2540
Relates to collective bargaining for University of Washington employees who are enrolled in academic programs; permits certain categories of predoctoral instructors, lecturers and teaching assistants to participate in collective bargaining....

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 06/2001Postsec.Classified Employee Negotiations
H.B. 5188
(Joint Resolution) Extends the reporting date of the special legislative commission to study the feasibility of allowing unionized classified employees at all higher education institutions to be able to negotiate directly with Rhode Island Board of Governors f...

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Collective Bargaining
S.B. 165
In section allowing local board flexibility, deletes language stating the section does not apply to collective bargaining. Deletes language stating that exclusive representative of certified district employees may bargain collectively only on matters pertainin...

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MDSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Collective Bargaining at Higher Education Institutions
S.B. 207
Expands collective bargaining to specified employees of certain institutions of higher education; requires those institutions to designate bargaining representatives; identifies bargaining units in those institutions....

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MSSigned into law 03/2001P-12Mechanism & Standards for Nonrenewal of Licensed School Employees
H.B. 527
Education Employment Procedures Law of 2001. It is the intent of the legislature to provide for accountability in the teaching profession and to provide for the nonrenewal of licensed education employees in a timely, cost-efficient and fair manner, to provide ...

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COSigned into law 03/2001P-12Retaining Copies of the Collective Bargaining Agreements
S.B. 76
Requires school district boards of education to provide copies of all collective bargaining agreements to the State Board of Education the largest public library in the school district; requires the placement of a copy on the district's website and in the dist...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Teachers Joining Bargaining Units
S.B. 1960
Requires public school employees who are in a bargaining unit for which an exclusive representative has been selected to be required, as a condition of continued employment, either to join the recognized employee organization or to pay the organization a fair ...

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CAVetoed 08/2000P-12
Community College
Notice of Layoffs to School Employees
A.B. 2578
Requires classified employees of school districts and community college districts, whose positions must be eliminated as a result of the expiration of a specially funded program and are subject to layoff for lack of funds, to be given written notice not less t...

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RIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2000P-12
Postsec.
Special Legislative Commission
H.B. 6968
(Joint Resolution); Extends the reporting date of the special legislative commission to study the feasibility of allowing unionized classified employees at all higher education institutions to be able to negotiate directly with Rhode Island Board of Governors....

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CTSigned into law 05/2000P-12Wage Payment Schedules
H.B. 5157
Allows local and regional boards of education and unions to agree to wage payment schedules that differ from the statutory requirement that all wages be fully paid within 8 days of the end of the preceding pay period....

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WASigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Higher Education Collective Bargaining
H.B. 2722
Excludes exempt positions from bargaining units of employees of institutions of higher education....

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