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January-June, 1988. Memo from Jim Conti to regional staff directors asking for participation in pay equity training session, June 14; Empire Plan Quarterly Experience Report, January March, 1988, produced for participating agencies in the New York State Health Insurance Plan by Division of Employee Benefits, New York State Department of Civil Service, with cover memo from Jim Conti, June 13; memo requesting teacher participation in facilitator training to assist locals in implementing shared decision making process, June 13; statewide listing of dues paid by locals, ranked by size of local and by amount of dues paid, May 13; listing of State Education Department's estimate of Excellence in Teaching funds for each of the state's 41 BOCES, May 13; memo re unofficial approval of safety and health grant request of $60,000 for 1988-89, plans for training, May 12; memo from NYSUT counsel James Sandner to NYSUT officers summarizing U.S. Supreme Court decision in Regents of the University of California v. Public Employment Relations Board, et al., re union use of employer internal mail system, May 12; explanation of IRS interpretation of Tax Reform Act of 1986, May 9; paper by PERB, "The Taylor Law: Procedures for Labor & Management," re recent PERB and Administrative Law Judge decisions and court cases, April 12; Tentative CSEA Agreement 1988-91; memo with attached satirical article on the limitations of management training, summary of U.S. Supreme Court decision on union use of employer internal mail system, May 2; teacher salary schedule average increases, 1986-87 and 1987-88, April 20; State Education Department memo re planning for grant applications for teacher mentor- internships and related materials, March-April; letter from director of state Department of Labor Division of Safety and Health, requesting identification of any hazardous work sites, March; memos re PERB mediation/arbitration program, with attached guidelines for pilot project, February; emergency extension of application deadline for Excellence in Teaching funds, from the State Education Department, January 6; New York Times clipping re labor situation in England, with cover memo that the U.K. might be setting the trend for the U.S., February 18; memo re rule for school districts that did not make timely application for EIT money, February 17; press release from State Education Department that Regents voted to require home-schooled students to take the same Pupil Evaluation Program (PEP) tests and Regents Preliminary Competency tests that students in school are required to take, extension of EIT application deadline, January 20; unemployment insurance decision re refusal of employment without just cause, appealed based on substantially lower salary offer, with cover memo, January 28; policies adopted by the Erie County BOCES and sold to BOCES districts around the state, and policy adopted by the Williamson Central School District; January 20 ; memo re AIDS operational policy, with attached NYSUT Position Paper on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS); chapter excerpt, "Unionism and Licensing of Public School Teachers: Impact on Wages and Educational Output," by Morris M. Kleiner and Daniel L. Petree, of book When Public Sector Workers Unionize, edited by Richard B. Freeman and Casey Ichniowski (University of Chicago Press), 1988; several issues of NEA-NY Advocate newsletter, April, June, and summer 1988, with cover note from Jim Conti to NYSUT officers and regional staff directors; newsletter of the Buffalo Teachers Federation, Provocator 6/88, volume 18, number 6; Commissioner's order staying the West Seneca school district from proceeding on determining a 3020a case without a hearing because the teacher filed just beyond the deadline to request such a hearing, June 14, 1988; CSEA/AFSME health insurance handbook supplement, describing alternatives to Empire Plan, April 19; article from Labor Studies Journal, "Union Membership Decline: Do the Goals of Unions Reflect the Changing Values of Workers?" by Jeanette A. Davy and Frank Shipper, Winter 1987-88; paper presented on April 12 and April 30, "The Taylor Law: Procedures Update for Labor & Management," re recent PERB and ALJ decisions and court cases; list of private schools educating children with handicapping conditions in New York, with cover letter, March 30; PERB administrative law judge decision in three cases against Rush-Henrietta Central School district, brought by Rush-Henrietta Employees' Association Buildings and Grounds, Bus Mechanics Chapter, Teachers Chapter, and Aides Chapter, over smoking ban, February 9; New York Times magazine clipping re end of seven-year AFL-CIO boycott of Coors beer; Bureau of National Affairs Daily Labor Report clippings; clippings re Empire Plan rate hikes; guidelines for eligibility for NYSUT Legal Defense Fund

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