Labor News

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Philadelphia charter school teachers rally for unionization

"Having the support of parents, alumni, teachers, and community groups means so much. We are forming a union to provide a better education for our students."

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Survey: Majority backs public schools over alternatives

 The U.S. public still strongly supports public schools and wants to improve them - and is willing to pay to do so.

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NEA votes $3 member fee for school improvement

Delegates to the union's annual convention, the first week in July in Atlanta, approved the fee at the urging of President Dennis Van Roekel.

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Education advocates tell Pa. governor: fund public schools!

They came from every corner of Pennsylvania yesterday, and some from New Jersey and New York.

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New York teachers back Thompson for mayor

This city's huge teachers' union has selected the candidate it prefers in the mayoral race now underway here.

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Teachers’ unions push Congress for broader measures of pupil progress

"We believe all children deserve great schools, and Congress must make the investments so we are ensuring opportunity for all children, not exacerbating current inequities."

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Teachers march against “teach to the test”

Thousands of New York unionized teachers and their supporters descended on the state capital in Albany on June 8.

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Union protests Obama's nomination of Pritzker

Saying Hyatt Hotel magnate Penny Pritzker destroys jobs,  Unite Here members crowded into the back of a Senate hearing room to show the union opposes her nomination as U.S. Commerce Secretary.

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Catholic “union” refuses to back Carla Hale, but AFL-CIO will

The AFL-CIO Central Labor Council for Central Ohio, meanwhile, unanimously passed a strongly worded resolution this past week supporting Hale in her fight to be reinstated.

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Catholic school teacher, fired for being gay, draws wide support

Carla Hale, beloved 19-year teacher at Bishop Watterson High School here, was fired by the Catholic Diocese in March for "violating the morality clause."

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