Fast Talkers

The Portland School District and teachers reached a speedy labor deal. But is that necessarily a good thing?


Schools
The School Board on Monday night hailed Portland Public Schools’ new labor contract with teachers as collaborative   More
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Schools to Give Veteran Teachers a Pay Bump

Portland Public Schools

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Portland Public Schools' tentative agreement with its teachers union, the Portland Association of Teachers, includes a salary increase for the district's most veteran teachers in the second year of the proposed two-year contract.That pay bump comes in the form of a new "step" on the teachers' salary schedule and translates to a 2 percent raise for teachers with more than 12 years of teaching experience. ...   More
 
Thursday, March 3, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Commissioners Approve Police Contract (Updated)

Portland City Hall in January

News
Portland city commissioners unanimously voted to approve a new three-year contract with the police union  that gives the 900 union members a 2-percent raise in exchange for concessions on overtime, police oversight and random drug testing. And while other City of Portland unions gave up cost-of-living increases in 2010 in light of the recession (see update below), Commissioner Randy Leonard called ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Police Union Announces Tentative Contract Deal With the City


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The Portland Police Association today announced on its website what the union leadership is calling a “tentative contract agreement” with the City of Portland.The announcement says the union’s 900 members will learn the terms of the deal next month at two general meetings with Officer Daryl Turner, who heads the police union; and union attorney Will Aitchison.WW published ...   More
 
Monday, December 27, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

WW Obtains Draft Police Contract: What Cops Might Trade for a 2-Percent Raise


News
 WW has obtained a working draft of the contract the Portland police union is negotiating with the city.The draft, received from a source inside the union, may come as a shock to many of the Portland Police Association’s 900 members. In return for making major concessions in a new contract on controversial items such as comp time, police oversight and drug testing for ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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