Labor News

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Today in labor history: University of Alabama desegregated

Fifty years ago today, two Black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, walked through the doors of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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Teachers march against “teach to the test”

Thousands of New York unionized teachers and their supporters descended on the state capital in Albany on June 8.

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Maryland’s Gov. O’Malley pushes jobs program

"There is no progress without jobs, and there are no jobs without fiscal responsibility."

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Strongsville teachers strike for quality education

Hundreds of teachers and supporters - joined by teachers from other parts of the state - demonstrated in front of the board of education building.

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New York’s school bus strikers gaining public support

Mayor Bloomberg's anti-worker, anti-union bias again reared its ugly head when he and his DOE appointed head attacked school bus drivers and their union.

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Labor and allies honor King and defend workers

Many consider Philadelphia  "ground zero" in the fight to save and improve public education and public services.

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New York mayor’s disregard for kids forces strike

Bloomberg's threat to kids' safety while riding school buses forced some 8,000 drivers, mechanics and school bus matrons to strike.

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Despite "right to work," union organizing not letting up in Michigan

Tea Party Republicans should have witnessed what took place last night at the Cesar Chavez Academy, a large for-profit charter school in Southwest Detroit.

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AFT proposes setting higher standards for teacher training, entry into profession

"Too many new teachers enter our schools feeling unprepared. We shouldn't tolerate that in a profession so important to our country's future."

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Unions focus ads on “fiscal cliff” issues

"The voters spoke loud and clear and rejected any cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security."

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