News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Knight Foundation

Hennes Paynter Communications


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Education


Cleveland schools and union hit an impass
Union rejects fact finder's report and pushes unfair labor charges
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

The union representing about 800 non-teaching employees of Cleveland schools has filed an unfair labor complaint against the district. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the lack of progress in negotiations for a new three-year contract.

LISTEN: SEIU rejects fact-finder's report

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:07)


The Service Employees International Union says this is the first time in the 37 years of negotiations that more than two dozen unresolved issues went to fact-finding. And the union didn’t like the fact finder’s response, which included recommendations to end vacation time for employees on 10-month contracts, to blend categories of jobs and to add disciplinary records to seniority in deciding who gets called back who gets called back from layoffs. 

Union spokesman Anthony Caldwell acknowledges that, under the Cleveland Transformation Plan, the Cleveland Teachers Union has agreed to a blending of performance with seniority in certain decisions. But he says this proposal would be arbitrary, with no real definition of how discipline would be evaluated in recalls. 

“I think there were unintended consequences that came out of the Cleveland Plan that workers did not expect. Some of the collective bargaining changes that the school district has tried to impose. Other unions have been able to work through it and that’s ultimately what we want to do. We want to be able to sit at the table and have a conversation with Nick Jackson and the CMSD administrators about how these agreements.” 

The union has not issued a 10-day strike notice, which would be required under Ohio law. The district has not responded to a request for comment.

 

 

 

 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Exploradio: The never-ending war against superbugs
Super Federico ,we are so proud of you ,and very lucky to be among your friends . Keep it up human kind needs people like you to survive .Thanks for being so d...

Ohio's Lyme disease-carrying tick population is exploding
Interesting report. The last sentence needs some editing. It isn't a good idea to "save garments carrying ticks for analysis." The garments carrying t...

Teach for America enters third year in Ohio
For more background on TFA, check out http://reconsideringtfa.wordpress.com/

Faith leaders hold week-long prayer vigil at Ohio Statehouse
I think this is the wrong link to the audio. Its Andy Chow about cigarette taxes.

A $30 million plan to turn Cleveland's Public Square from gray to green
The current plan is for the Land Bank, RTA, and Mr. Jeremy Paris to run a bus line through the new Public Square and cutting the park in half. Save Public Squar...

Medina County residents question safety of proposed natural gas pipeline
I'm very concerned about this nexus project. I've received mail requesting my permission to allow the company to survey my property. I don't understand how thi...

A small group of tea party and Democrats protest at Kasich campaign stop
Enjoyed your excellent coverage of the statehouse for sometime now, never dreamed I'd be on. The feedback from people has been great. Thank you. Doris Adams

Top staffers are leaving the FitzGerald gubernatorial campaign
I's too bad that the dirt on Fitzgerald dug up by Kasich's operatives and publicized heavily by the Yellow Plain Dealer has caused the weak staffers of the Fitz...

Churches come together to welcome and include Gay Games athletes
Nicely done!!! A little known fact about the El Salvadoran and Columbian scholarships.. A big thank you to the Faith Community for their support of Gay Games 9....

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University