"I've never been in a workers' uprising like this in my life," said a middle-aged woman as everyone around her broke into cheers, with thousands of workers packing the state Capitol on the fourth day of protests.
CHICAGO - Under the guise of "school reform," big corporate foundations, banking and speculative hedge fund investors are pulling out all stops to ram an anti-teacher measure through the Illinois state legislature.
"I'm carrying my purse, because they are trying to steal from us. I'm not wearing my earrings because we are in a fight!" declared Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.
CHICAGO - Nearly a hundred teachers, parents, students, labor leaders and community activists rallied at the Chicago Board of Education building here July 28 against recent massive teacher layoffs.
SEATTLE - The American Federation of Teachers convention here honored 300 Filipino teachers in Louisiana who fought back against an unscrupulous recruiting agency.
SEATTLE - Delegates to the 81st convention of the American Federation of Teachers here blasted arbitrary public school closings , privatization and union-busting in the guise of "education reform."
SEATTLE - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged union teachers to "stand together, work together, march together, vote together" to defeat the right-wing attacks on public education.
NEW ORLEANS (PAI) - In his keynote at the National Education Association's Representative Assembly, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel criticized the administration's continued use of student test scores to measure schools.
SEATTLE-Delegates to the American Federation of Teachers 81st biennial convention here danced in the aisles July 9 celebrating their union surpassing 1.5 million members including almost 70,000 new members organized in the past year.
SEATTLE — Delegates to the American Federation of Teachers 81th Convention here applauded as AFT President Randi Weingarten urged them to mobilize for an October 2 jobs march on Washington, D.C.