Labor News


California teachers fight to save their union and the schools

Unionized California teachers are among the many categories of workers nationwide whose unions are under attack by anti-labor lawmakers.


Yale strike victory celebration looks to the future

"Today it's your turn to step up to the plate and help other workers without unions organize, just as those unions stood with you 30 years ago."


Chicagoans a big hit at Teachers’ convention in LA

Several Chicagoans have stolen the show at the AFT's national convention that runs through today at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


Today in labor history: First U.S. public school established

On May 20, 1639, the first American public elementary school was established. This was arguably the beginning of the idea of free public education for all.


AFT exposes for-profit charter school industry

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.


National Labor College to close

"I am saddened to report that the Board of Trustees directed me and the college's officers to develop a plan to close the college," said the institution's president.


Chicago kids approve fresh food but not school cafeteria cuts

Parents, teachers, students and cafeteria workers cheered the decision by Chicago Public Schools last summer to replace frozen, canned and pre-plated meals with fresh food.


Today in labor history: 50th anniversary of Chicago public schools boycott

On October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups organized Freedom Day, a mass boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.


Today in labor history: Fisk University incorporated

On Aug. 22, 1867, Fisk University, one of the nation's most famous historically black colleges, was formally incorporated.


Today in labor history: California school workers organize union

On Aug. 9, 1927, 10 school custodians met in Oakland, Calif., to form what was to become the 230,000-member California School Employees Association, representing school support staff throughout the state.

1 2 3