Labor News


Anti-union groups target California teachers

Pro-corporate education anti-union groups have taken aim at California teachers unions with two separate lawsuits.


Teacher Appreciation Week in Chicago: a cut in pay?

Teacher Appreciation Week had barely begun when news broke that teachers had to take a seven percent pay cut.


Teachers union leaders split as panel starts rewriting education law

Leaders of the nation's two large teachers' unions are split on a bipartisan effort by a key Senate committee to rewrite the federal aid-to-education law.


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.


Today in women’s and labor history: Teachers unite in NYC

The United Federation of Teachers was formed to represent New York City public school teachers on March 16, 1960.


Corporations using LA election to exert control over schools

The teachers' union, plus parents and community leaders, faced off against a powerful, well-financed challenge.


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.


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."


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.


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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