Labor News

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Unions talk tactics on battling impact of Friedrichs court case

"There's a lots of candor and a lot of mutual trust. There's a widespread recognition that we're all in this together."

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Teacher sickouts close almost all Detroit schools

Nearly all Detroit Public Schools (DPS) are closed Wednesday, as teacher sickouts which began last week continue.

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Workers, unions may face big loss at Supreme Court

Workers and public sector unions faced sharp questions about union dues, agency fees and what they're used for.

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Chicago Teachers Union fighting for education, children, families, and community

Over 5,000 joined the Chicago Teachers Union for a Tailgate Party and Solidarity Rally for public education and a fair contract

 

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New federal education aid bill: Teachers unions weigh in

NEA, AFT, and AFSA lobbied their lawmakers long and hard to change the No Child Left Behind law.

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Liz Yates, 90, helped organize Seattle teachers

Elizabeth Yates who helped unionize her fellow Seattle school teachers and remained a lifelong progressive activist.

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Yale graduate student teachers rally for union election

Yale graduate student teachers and research assistants got a big boost in their decades-long quest for union rights.

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Seattle teachers suspend strike, vote Sept. 20 on contract

The 5,000 teachers in Seattle's public schools suspended their six-day strike amid strong displays of solidarity on their picketlines.

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Teacher tenure serves the cause of progress

Tenure has played an important role in protecting educators when participating in their workplaces and communities.

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Seattle teacher’s strike solid on day four

Five thousand Seattle school teachers spent the day honoring those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

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