No county exec recommendation so far on influential ‘Apple Ballot.’
Two years ago, members of United Teachers Los Angeles voted by a large margin to raise their dues by 33 percent. UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl warned that if the increase failed, the union would be “bankrupt or dramatically weakened.” Now we have UTLA’s financials from just before the dues increase. Show More Summary
While everyone was cheering on the strikers in West Virginia and ushering in a new age of union might, the Florida legislature was passing a sweeping education bill that – among many, many other things – would require teacher unions to recertify with a majority. A similar measure failed to pass in 2015, but the … Continue reading "Meanwhile, in Florida…"
Today’s “Workers’ Day of Action,” organized by AFL-CIO affiliates and labor groups, aimed to show the labor movement’s opposition to a verdict for the plaintiffs in Janus v. AFSCME, which begins oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Monday. Unions fear their power will be diminished if the Court rules against AFSCME, as it is expected to do, and […]
A tentative deal reached by the governor and two unions did not persuade strikers to come back to work, and apparently for good reason.
One of the most significant cases for workers in recent history is coming before the Supreme Court next week. Janus vs. AFSCME will determine whether “workers who are not members of unions representing teachers, police, firefightersShow More Summary
Krishanti Vignarajah, the only woman running for governor in Maryland, picked former teacher and union president Sharon Blake.
I waited patiently, knowing at a 100% confidence level that this headline would appear, though I didn’t suspect it would be in the Wall Street Journal: Supreme Court Case Galvanizes Teachers Unions Stories about galvanized unions are exceeded in quantity only by stories about resurgent unions. I keep a running tally of events that have … Continue reading "The Ship Is Zincing"
While school employees unions in West Virginia extended their strike to a fourth day and demanded negotiations with state officials, employees of a teachers union in neighboring Virginia are so unhappy they want union staffers in other states to boycott their state. Show More Summary
It was clear that the deal wasn’t enough for members of the unions, as thousands yet again returned to the capitol on what was supposed to be a “cooling off” day. The post West Virginia Senate Makes No Moves on Pay Raises, PEIA as Teacher Walkout Continues appeared first on Rewire.
"People are fed up." Thousands of teachers and other school personnel rallied outside in the West Virginia Capitol on Monday, where union officials announced that the first-ever statewide walkout underway would continue for a fourth day. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court is hearing a case that challenges mandatory public sector union fees for non-members. Monica Lewinsky reflected on her relationship with Bill Clinton and the power imbalances therein in a new essay in Vanity Fair. Schools...Show More Summary
My third-grade class in Superior, Wis., went from 15 students to 32 — and on some days more than 60 when a colleague was out sick.
America's largest teacher's union says Pres. Donald Trump's call to arm teachers to protect schools from violence won't work. Trump tweeted Thursday morning "I never said 'give teachers guns' like was stated on Fake News CNN & NBC." (Feb. 22)
'With this motion to ban donations to charities that support abortion, we are making sure the Catholic schools are walking the talk.'
Alan Webber is running to become mayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has a campaign flier. According to the Albuquerque Journal, The flier prompted local teacher union president Grace Mayer to send an angry email to Webber’s campaign with...Show More Summary
Charter school teachers at the Port of Los Angeles High School voted to decertify United Teachers Los Angeles as their bargaining representative. It’s a big deal to them, but it doesn’t tell us much one way or the other about nationwide unionization trends in charters. Show More Summary
6:05—I arrive late as an adult ed. teacher is complaining about lack of support from union on superintendent Rosemarie Mills. Asks that leadership respond to a list of questions. Calls for removal of Mills and asks union to stand with her members and chapter leader of adult ed. Show More Summary
DeVos just received an 'F' for her first year by teachers' unions. Education secretary and school choice proponent Betsy DeVos continues to incite anger among those on the left with her ignorant and misguided public statements about education policy and philosophy. Show More Summary
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