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Monday, January 27, 2014

Strib reports - Anoka Hennepin School District contract negotiations with its teachers.

Online here, dated Jan 22, 2014, this mid-item excerpt:

In the Anoka-Hennepin district, local union President Julie Blaha said work-to-rule “really shines a light on what teachers do during the day. It really highlights how much our teachers are doing above and beyond for our students. We are asking the district to support that with a fair settlement.”

Said district spokeswoman Mary Olson: “We continue to negotiate in good faith to reach an agreement.”

Anoka-Hennepin teachers have proposed a 2.5 percent raise in each year of the contract and no change to benefits.

According to the union, the district’s last offer, in December, was for a raise of 1 to 1.25 percent in the first year, depending on experience, and of 1 to 1.55 percent in the second year, and for teachers to pay more of future increases in health care costs.

District officials would not discuss specific offers.

If you do not know what work-to-rule means, read the item. If you want more than that very sparse excerpt, read the item. If you care at all about the school district in Minnesota with the largest student enrollment, and its relationship to its teachers when collective bargaining is happening, read the item.

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