Labor News

Shocker: Providence, R.I., officials fire all teachers

Some are calling the firing of the city's 1,296 public school teachers a "back-door" Wisconsin.

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Ohio workers, students: Why we fight

Participants in Tuesday's mass rally at the Ohio Statehouse tell the People's World why they came.

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Big business drives Illinois anti-teacher bill

CHICAGO - Under the guise of "school reform," big corporate foundations, banking and speculative hedge fund investors are pulling out all stops to ram an anti-teacher measure through the Illinois state legislature.

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Texas teachers protest misuse of pension fund

DALLAS - Texas teachers added their voices to the worldwide outrage over attacks against retirees at a rally here on October 25.

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Thousands nationwide to rally for jobs

CHICAGO - Hundreds of activists will rally downtown at GOP headquarters here Sept. 15 for a federal jobs bill and against senatorial candidate Mark Kirk, an Illinois congressman who has opposed numerous job creation bills.

Do you make too much money?

Do you, the reader, think you make too much money?Because there are many who think public sector workers do!

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Teachers, parents protest school layoffs

CHICAGO - Nearly a hundred teachers, parents, students, labor leaders and community activists rallied at the Chicago Board of Education building here July 28 against recent massive teacher layoffs.

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AFT honors Filipino teachers in Louisiana

SEATTLE - The American Federation of Teachers convention here honored 300 Filipino teachers in Louisiana who fought back against an unscrupulous recruiting agency.

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Union teachers fired up to fight for public schools

SEATTLE - Delegates to the 81st convention of the American Federation of Teachers here blasted arbitrary public school closings , privatization and union-busting in the guise of "education reform."

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Trumka tells AFT: Stand together, march together, vote together

SEATTLE - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged union teachers to "stand together, work together, march together, vote together" to defeat the right-wing attacks on public education.

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