Labor News

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Teachers’ unions begin presidential endorsement process

The meetings are important because the teachers unions are known for their members' political activism, intelligence, credibility, and reach.

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Teachers angry over stalled talks take downtown Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union gathered downtown and marched in a massive show of unity after a tumultuous month at the negotiation table with Chicago Public Schools.

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Video: Chicago teachers protest charter expansion

 Teachers union activists assembled at the Chicago Public School Board before classes began to protest plans to expand for-profit charter schools.

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Katrina smashed New Orleans, now SCOTUS smashes its teachers

The quest of 7,500 fired New Orleans teachers and school staffers for back pay and damages ended in a loss at the Supreme Court.

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Anti-union groups target California teachers

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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