Labor News

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Negotiate now or face a strike, say L.A. teachers

Red shirts filled LA's Grant Park last Thursday, across the street from City Hall, in a rally of educators, students, and parents.

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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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Teachers, unions weigh in as Senate panel starts rewrite of federal education law

Ever since Bush's No Child Left Behind, teachers, parents, administrators and lawmakers have been at odds over how to judge schools, kids and teachers.

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Teachers union president protests injustice on Eric Garner case

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten was arrested Dec. 4, in New York City while protesting the lack of justice in the recent police shootings.

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New Orleans union teachers to take case to U.S. Supreme Court

The 7,500 union teachers and staff, fired after the state took over the schools following Hurricane Katrina, are taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Injunction halts action against Philly teachers contract

At stake in this whiplash fight to fund public education is whether the SRC can abrogate the contract with the PFT, imposing its terms.

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Ohio teachers strike, beat back board attack

The settlement will protect teacher's health care and pensions and establishes, for the first time, a program to control the growth of class sizes.

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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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Reynoldsburg, Ohio teachers strike continues as Board of Education digs in

Teachers in the small suburban community of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, returned to the picket line for their second week of striking.

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At AFT meet, energized resistance to attacks on education

An energized resistance to ongoing attacks on education was on display at this year's American Federation of Teachers national convention in Los Angeles.

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