Wednesday, October 5, 2011

School board drops union negotiations

In a surprising move, the McCracken County School District has cut off negotiations with its local teachers’ union chapter and will unilaterally set issues such as wages, salaries and benefits, the Kentucky School Boards Association reports.

That leaves only eight school districts in the state with union contracts.

You can read about these eight agreements in “Analysis of Collective Bargaining Agreements in Kentucky Districts,” a report from the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission that was approved last December but still is only available in approval draft form in the wiki site.

It’s hard to understand how the Kentucky Education Association has such influence in Frankfort and financial support from teachers when its primary job of negotiating working agreements is obviously not being very effectively conducted.

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