Labor News


California teachers arrested

A week of statewide teacher protests in California included the arrest of 26 members of the California Teachers Association.

Union strength grows at Illinois universities

University employees and students in Chicago and at colleges throughout Illinois are stepping up union campaigns and ready to strike for their collective bargaining rights.


Teachers roar: We didn't cause the budget crisis!

Thousands of Texans converged and converged again for some of the biggest labor actions in decades.


1,000 Michigan workers lobby: Save our communities!

Workers answered the Michigan AFL-CIO's call and turned out in force March 8 to lobby the state Senate against budget cuts and takeovers of cities and schools.


Thousands of Tennessee teachers rally against anti-labor bills

A rally of thousands of teachers at the state Capitol in Nashville on Saturday marked a turning point for Tennessee.

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.


Labor descends on Michigan capital to battle Republican budget

Michigan labor gathered here determined to stop the onslaught of anti-labor bills and budget cuts Republicans are pushing.


Workers turn Wisconsin battle into epic uprising

"I've never been in a workers' uprising like this in my life," said a middle-aged woman as everyone around her broke into cheers, with thousands of workers packing the state Capitol on the fourth day of protests.


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.


Rehire all laid-off teachers, rally demands

"I'm carrying my purse, because they are trying to steal from us. I'm not wearing my earrings because we are in a fight!" declared Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.

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