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Teachers angry over stalled talks take downtown Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union gathered downtown and marched in a massive show of unity after a tumultuous month at the negotiation table with Chicago Public Schools.

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Labor launches hotline for millions buried under student debt

Over 40 million Americans are buried under a mountain of student loan debt.

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Students declare national boycott of Wendy's

The student-led boycott will be launched at Ohio State University and will snowball over the coming months as dozens more universities adopt it.

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GOP House panel OK's partisan rewrite of education law

"In reality, it would rob poor and struggling students of the resources, supports, and funding they need to succeed."

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Today in labor history: 200,000 students boycott Chicago public schools

Civil rights groups organized the boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.

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AFL-CIO student interns organize on Tobacco Road

AFL-CIO Union Summer interns have joined members of the FLOC in a drive to organize thousands of North Carolina tobacco farm workers.

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Moral Monday leader a hit at AFT convention

Teachers heard the iconic leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina characterize them as part of a movement fighting for the very soul of the nation.

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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.

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Houston teachers expose problems with 'teach to the test'

Now a new lawsuit, filed in federal court in Houston by the AFT's affiliate there, exposes just how pernicious the problems are.

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New teacher union movement is rising

Teacher unions must unite with parents, students and the community to improve public schools so that we have healthy communities and a vibrant democracy.

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