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Memphis-Shelby County Education Association
Updated March 4, 2019
Teacher pay, school vouchers among possibilities when Tennessee governor rolls out spending plan
Gov. Bill Lee will unveil his first proposed budget and deliver his first State of the State address on Monday.
February 28, 2019
Negotiations between Shelby County Schools and teacher organizations start Friday. Here’s who will be at the table and what to expect.
Teacher representatives and district leaders will first meet separately Friday to set priorities and strategize. A meeting with all negotiators present is expected later.
Votes are in
November 19, 2018
Memphis educators vote to begin negotiations on new contract with district
Shelby County Schools teachers have decided it’s time to go back to the bargaining table with district officials to hammer out a new agreement. Sixty…
October 15, 2018
Memphis teacher groups want annual pay raises and more say in how they teach their students
If educators vote to negotiate, it will be the first negotiation for the Memphis school district since 2015, and the first since the city’s teacher group split into two.
June 27, 2018
Why the Janus Supreme Court case won’t have much impact in Tennessee
The decision from the nation’s highest court has devastating implications for large unions in the 23 states that have allowed such fees; Tennessee is not among them.
April 10, 2017
As school voucher vote approaches in Nashville, most Memphis advocacy groups don’t want program piloted in their city
Here's where grassroots organizations in Memphis stand on a voucher bill that would impact their community.
September 3, 2015
Tennessee and Memphis teachers unions are fighting — each other
A turf war brewing between the state and Memphis teachers unions spilled over into local educators’ inboxes Wednesday. In an unexpected move, the Tennessee Education…
July 2, 2015
Keith Williams ends 5-year tenure as Memphis teachers union president
Keith Williams ends his tenure as president of the Memphis-Shelby County Education Association, through which he has provided a fiery voice in behalf of 7,000 teachers.
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