Oregon Schools Are Hiring Teachers Again

By Jim McCoy Wed 16th April Newsteachers
After years of layoffs or weak hiring, many school districts in Oregon are hiring teachers. The organizer of a Portland job fair for educators, Jim Buck, predicts districts will hire at least 2,000 this spring and summer. A human resources manager for Portland Public Schools, Keith Hathorne, says Oregon's largest district plans to hire nearly 400 teachers this spring. ThRead More »

Medford Teachers Are Back At Work

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th February NewsMedford School Districtteachers
Teachers in the Medford School District have gone back to their classrooms after a strike. The school district and teachers said Friday they'd agreed on a contract. Details weren't immediately announced. A union ratification vote will be held as soon as Thursday. The Medford Mail Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/1h64Wfz) teachers went to work from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Read More »

Marathon Talks Lead To Agreement For Portland Teachers

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th February NewsPortland school districtteachers
A 23-hour bargaining session has led to a conceptual agreement that could avert a first-ever teacher strike in Portland public schools, the biggest district in Oregon. Bargainers took a break Tuesday morning and are set to come back later in the day to iron out details and put the agreement in writing. Becca Uherbelau, a spokeswoman for the teachers union, says plans for strike Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Teachers' Strike Under Way In Medford

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th February Newslabor disputeMedford School Districtteachers
After 20-plus hours of marathon negotiations, there is no agreement between the Medford School District and the Medford Teachers' Association and the strike is underway. There is no school today, Friday and Monday. The plan is to resume classes Tuesday with substitutes and a number of alternative classroom arrangements in place. Superintendent Dr.Read More »

Medford Teachers Face Strike, Portlan Teachers Taking Strike Vote

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th February Newscontract talksteachers
Schools in Medford face a strike at 6 a.m. Thursday, while teachers in Portland take a strike vote Wednesday night. The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1fvdoCc ) a strike there could involve up to 600 teachers. Bargaining was resuming Wednesday after daylong talks Tuesday. The two sides agreed not to talk about the negotiations.Read More »


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