Labor News

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California judge rules teacher tenure unconstitutional

The latest attack on teachers and their unions was handed down on June 10 by Judge Rolf M. Treu of Los Angeles Superior Court, in his ruling on Vergara v. California.

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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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Minnesota raises state minimum wage; teachers say hike will benefit kids

 Joined by legislators, advocates, and Minnesotans from across the state, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law raising Minnesota's minimum wage for the first time since 2005.

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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.

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UIC stonewalling forces faculty strike

For the past 18 months, University of Illinois Chicago faculty have been negotiating for a livable salary for full-time lecturers.

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Puerto Rican teachers strike to oppose attack on pensions

Thousands of elementary and secondary school teachers in Puerto Rico carried out a two day strike to protest a raid on their pension plans.

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Teachers’ leader: ALEC kills rights for corporate power

ALEC  "strips away rights" of workers and voters "in the interests of the power they represent," AFT president Randi Weingarten says. 

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Today in labor history: First-ever U.S. teacher walkout

The "strike for better schools" was intended to reform the way the schools were administered and operated, and also how workers there were treated.

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The teacher gap: more students and fewer teachers

Over the last 5 years, government employment has dropped by 657,000 as a result of the Great Recession's effects. It's worth considering how much of that drop has hit public K-12 schools.

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