union http://wfpl.org en JCPS Approves New Teachers Union Contract; Board Member Questions Paying Union President http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-approves-new-teachers-union-contract-board-member-questions-paying-union-president <p></p><p>The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved a new five-year bargaining agreement with the teachers union, but the vote was not unanimous. &nbsp;</p><p>The contract was approved 5-1—board member David Jones Jr. was absent—and will mean more flexibility for principals and schools when hiring new teachers and no cost-of-living increases.</p><p><a href="http://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/News/TempNews/Joint_Statement_of_Commit.pdf">Click here to read the contract.</a></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:27:57 +0000 Devin Katayama 6156 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Approves New Teachers Union Contract; Board Member Questions Paying Union President Anti-Union Group 'Pleased With Progress' In Teachers Contract, JCPS School Board Votes Tonight http://wfpl.org/post/anti-union-group-pleased-progress-teachers-contract-jcps-school-board-votes-tonight <p>Leaders from Kids First Louisville—<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kids-first-launches-radio-ad-targeting-louisville-teachers-union-contract-deal">one of the groups that have criticized the Jefferson County Teachers Association</a>—now say they’re pleased with progress the district and union have made on the new teachers' contract, which will be voted on by the school board Wednesday night.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6141 at http://wfpl.org Anti-Union Group 'Pleased With Progress' In Teachers Contract, JCPS School Board Votes Tonight Jefferson County Teachers Association Ad Counters 'Kids First Louisville' Criticism http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-teachers-association-ad-counters-kids-first-louisville-criticism <p>The Jefferson County Teachers Association has responded to radio ads attacking the union ahead of contract negotiations with ads of their own.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group </span><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kids-first-launches-radio-ad-targeting-louisville-teachers-union-contract-deal" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kids First Louisville paid for the ads</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that claim the </span>JCTA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> contract creates barriers to improving student success.</span></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:06:19 +0000 Devin Katayama 5656 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Teachers Association Ad Counters 'Kids First Louisville' Criticism Negotiations Begin: Can JCPS Find Common Ground With The Teachers Union? http://wfpl.org/post/negotiations-begin-can-jcps-find-common-ground-teachers-union <p>Jefferson County Public Schools officials enter negotiations with the teachers union Monday to reconsider contract language that hasn’t been changed since 2005. With the backdrop being &nbsp;criticism from state education officials and school reform advocates, many eyes will be watching closely.</p><p>Here's a primer on what issues will be negotiated and how the process works.</p><p><strong>The Situation</strong></p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 5611 at http://wfpl.org Negotiations Begin: Can JCPS Find Common Ground With The Teachers Union?