Stories tagged: collective bargaining
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Collective bargaining in public? Not all are in favor of open sessions
Governments across the state could soon take a step toward greater transparency depending on a state decision about open collective bargaining – the practice of allowing the public to be …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017
Ruling paves way for open bargaining
By negotiating in private, the government is saying the public can’t be trusted. So it shouldn’t be surprised when the public responds in kind.
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015
Spokane County 2016 budget includes pay raise for most employees
The 2016 Spokane County budget includes a bump in sales tax revenues, but also includes a pay increase of 1.5 percent for most employees, their first since 2011.
Thu., June 21, 2012
21 Idaho districts unilaterally set contracts for teachers
BOISE – At least 21 Idaho school districts are unilaterally imposing contract terms on teachers this week, after failing to reach agreement with local teachers unions – an option for …
Wed., June 20, 2012, 4:18 p.m.
Teacher talks fail in 21 Idaho school districts
At least 21 Idaho school districts are unilaterally imposing contract terms on teachers this week, after failing to reach agreement with local teachers unions - an option for districts under …
Wed., April 20, 2011
Bargaining support on agenda for Spokane City Council
With the possibility of new rounds of negotiations in which city leaders could ask for more wage and benefit concessions, the Spokane City Council may give its union employees a …
Tue., March 15, 2011
Mona Charen: Democratic hope of a backlash against Walker is premature
Who won the battle of Wisconsin? Republican Gov. Scott Walker got a legislative victory. On the other hand, Democrats, with a wary eye on 2012 and noting the worrying drop …
Thu., March 10, 2011
Idaho House approves merit pay system for teachers
BOISE – A bill requiring merit pay for teachers cleared the Idaho House on Wednesday, sending it to the governor’s desk and giving the state schools superintendent a second big …
Thu., Feb. 24, 2011
Editorial: Unions should take greater steps to flexibility
It didn’t take long for a state that had rallied around the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl victory to fracture over a budget crisis and the role of public employee …
Tue., April 14, 2009
Bargaining plan becomes a study
OLYMPIA – In a stunning setback for child care workers wanting to unionize, a bill to allow them to collectively bargain with the state for better rates was gutted Monday …