Labor Resources

Published Articles

The following articles have been printed in MASB's Headlines, and are now housed permanently on the ERiN website. Follow the links on the right to download PDF versions of each article.

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PA 606 Legislature Passes New Conflict of Interest Law

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Preparing Fact-Finding Presentations & Reviewing Recent Reports - PPT presented by Tom White

Labor Relations/Bargaining Articles

Imposing a Calendar, June 29, 2016

2016-2017 School Year Will Bring About Additional Evaluation Requirements, June 16, 2016

Contract Expiration: What it Could Mean for Your District May 25, 2016

Check Those CBA Website Postings May 11, 2016

Health Care Sticker Shock and Bargaining May 4, 2016

Cash-in-Lieu, the ACA and Bargaining: Some Things to Keep in Mind April 20, 2016

180 Days, 5 PD Days, Calendars: What’s Bargainable, What’s Not April 6, 2016

Court of Appeals Affirms Port Huron ULP Case March 23, 2016

Court of Appeals Rules in Employment Dispute Feb. 3, 2016

Michigan Court of Appeals: Insisting on Including Prohibited Language in CBA is Bargaining in Bad Faith Jan. 27, 2016

Have You Looked at Your Contracts Lately? Jan. 20, 2016

Retiree Reemployment Changes, Jan. 13, 2016

Hidden Costs in Contracts: Legal Representation and an Insurance Gap Sept. 30, 2015

Creating a Negotiations Timeline Sept. 16, 2015

It’s Never too Early to Begin Preparing for Labor Negotiations Sept. 2, 2015

Court of Appeals Broadly Interprets Prohibited Subjects in Latest Decision Aug. 19, 2015

Exercise Caution When it Comes to Agreements to Provide Information to Labor Groups July 1, 2015

Teacher Evaluation Ruling From the Michigan Court of Appeals June 17, 2015

Ineffective Notifications May 27, 2015

Is It Time for Fact Finding? April 15, 2015

Appeals Court: Tenure Commission Has No Jurisdiction in Teacher Layoff Disputes March 18, 2015

Positive Fund Balance? Proceed With Caution March 18, 2015

MERC Decision: Multi-Year Contracts Can Lock in Health Cost-Sharing Choice March 11, 2015

MERC Rules Taylor Schools’ Union Security Agreement ‘Excessive and Unreasonable’ Feb. 25, 2015

MERC: Union’s Actions on Prohibited Subjects Simply an Attempt to Delay and Obfuscate Bargaining Jan. 21, 2015

Contract Bargaining Season is Almost Upon Us: Is Your Team Ready? Jan. 14, 2015

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Budget Communication Tips

Thanks to Jeff Mills, superintendent, Van Buren ISD, for developing this template for school districts to use in communicating about their financial situation.