Labor News


New federal education aid bill: Teachers unions weigh in

NEA, AFT, and AFSA lobbied their lawmakers long and hard to change the No Child Left Behind law.


Today in labor history: Mechanics and tradesmen unite in New York City

Today, this organization continues through its educational, philanthropic and cultural programs, including tuition-free evening instruction in trades-related education.


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.


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.


Speakers advocate massive education campaign about value of unions

Labor must launch a massive education campaign about the value of unions, to counter right wing propaganda and to forestall deepening nationwide cynicism.


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.


Workers’ Ed Society opens in St. Louis

The St. Louis Workers' Education Society recently purchased its new headquarters - a historic, beautiful, 10,000 square-foot union hall located in south St. Louis City.


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.


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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