The latest attack on teachers and their unions was handed down on June 10 by Judge Rolf M. Treu of Los Angeles Superior Court, in his ruling on Vergara v. California.
Now a new lawsuit, filed in federal court in Houston by the AFT's affiliate there, exposes just how pernicious the problems are.
Teacher unions must unite with parents, students and the community to improve public schools so that we have healthy communities and a vibrant democracy.
Joined by legislators, advocates, and Minnesotans from across the state, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law raising Minnesota's minimum wage for the first time since 2005.
AFT is launching a campaign to expose the for-profit charter school industry as more interested in profits for its CEOs and stockholders than it is in teaching kids.
For the past 18 months, University of Illinois Chicago faculty have been negotiating for a livable salary for full-time lecturers.
Thousands of elementary and secondary school teachers in Puerto Rico carried out a two day strike to protest a raid on their pension plans.
ALEC "strips away rights" of workers and voters "in the interests of the power they represent," AFT president Randi Weingarten says.
The "strike for better schools" was intended to reform the way the schools were administered and operated, and also how workers there were treated.
Over the last 5 years, government employment has dropped by 657,000 as a result of the Great Recession's effects. It's worth considering how much of that drop has hit public K-12 schools.