Labor News

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Teachers’ convention celebrates history, vision for future, Clinton support

Throughout its 100-year history, the AFT has been at the juncture of key social, economic and civil rights movements.

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Cleveland teachers battle excessive testing mandates

"They don't want to face up to the real problem of poverty and generations of structural inequality."

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Teachers report: 2016 presidential campaign scares kids

The Southern Poverty Law Center surveyed over 2,000 teachers, who say kids are experiencing fear and stress over the Right's agenda.

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For these new Chicago teachers, April 1 strike was all about students

Chicago teachers went on strike to protest Bruce Rauner and the budget crisis, which threatens public schools and state universities.

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Chicago Teachers fire back: “We have had it!” (with video)

Labor and community organizers worked tirelessly throughout the day to stage events that engaged the community in vibrant ways.

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Chicago teachers strike puts focus on Rauner, state budget crisis

Illinois is entering its tenth month without a budget; Rauner has refused to sign one without legislators agreeing to his drastic "turnaround agenda" that rolls back worker rights.

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Thousands out on the picket lines at Chicago schools today

Teachers picketed outside all of the public schools in Chicago's Hyde Park section this morning.

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Teachers lead wave of strikes and job actions in Chicago

April 1 is likely to go down in history as unions and community organizations representing people from all walks of life stage strikes and actions from one end of the city to the other.

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Chicago teachers plan April 1 strike for public education

Hoping to send a message to the Board of Education, Mayor Emanuel, and Illinois Gov. Rauner, Chicago teachers are set to walk off the job in a one-day strike this Friday.

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Unions talk tactics on battling impact of Friedrichs court case

"There's a lots of candor and a lot of mutual trust. There's a widespread recognition that we're all in this together."

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