Labor News

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Reynoldsburg, Ohio teachers strike continues as Board of Education digs in

Teachers in the small suburban community of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, returned to the picket line for their second week of striking.

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Nine years after Katrina, school workers still fighting for justice

It's taken nine years, but some 7,000 former New Orleans school workers may be headed for a multimillion-dollar win of back wages and penalties this fall.

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At AFT meet, energized resistance to attacks on education

An energized resistance to ongoing attacks on education was on display at this year's American Federation of Teachers national convention in Los Angeles.

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Moral Monday leader a hit at AFT convention

Teachers heard the iconic leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina characterize them as part of a movement fighting for the very soul of the nation.

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Today in labor history: Title IX enacted

Title IX prohibits federally funded educational institutions from discriminating against students or employees based on sex.

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