Labor News


Seattle teachers suspend strike, vote Sept. 20 on contract

The 5,000 teachers in Seattle's public schools suspended their six-day strike amid strong displays of solidarity on their picketlines.


Teacher tenure serves the cause of progress

Tenure has played an important role in protecting educators when participating in their workplaces and communities.


Seattle teacher’s strike solid on day four

Five thousand Seattle school teachers spent the day honoring those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Anti-union groups target California teachers

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


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.


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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