If Daddy doesn’t have a job what am I supposed to do?

DETROIT - Sedrick Staten's livelihood is being threatened by privatization efforts of the city schools' emergency financial manager.


New Chicago trend: charter school teachers unionize

One hundred teachers at four Chicago charter schools filed for union recognition March 19, joining 123 others who won their first contract last year.


Labor leaders express anger at Obama administration

In a closed-door meeting, union leaders expressed anger and frustration over what they say is the administration's lack of bold action on jobs, health care and labor law reform, and its support of mass firings of teachers.


Teachers’ union leader scores administration for backing mass firings

As top union leaders met yesterday, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, criticized the Obama administration for backing mass teacher firings in Rhode Island.