Labor News

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Chicago teachers prepare for possible strike as students return to school

Chicagoans and union members worry about two major concerns: how the district will access more funds, and how equitably those funds will be spent.

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Cleveland teachers battle excessive testing mandates

"They don't want to face up to the real problem of poverty and generations of structural inequality."

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For these new Chicago teachers, April 1 strike was all about students

Chicago teachers went on strike to protest Bruce Rauner and the budget crisis, which threatens public schools and state universities.

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Yale graduate student teachers rally for union election

Yale graduate student teachers and research assistants got a big boost in their decades-long quest for union rights.

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Graduate students at private universities rally for union rights

The students say they plan to continue to rally and build coalition until their status as skilled laborers is recognized.

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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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Labor launches hotline for millions buried under student debt

Over 40 million Americans are buried under a mountain of student loan debt.

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Students declare national boycott of Wendy's

The student-led boycott will be launched at Ohio State University and will snowball over the coming months as dozens more universities adopt it.

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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."

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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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