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Happy Thanksgiving Prep Day!

Today I don’t want to write about teacher unions and you don’t want to read about them, so get the last of your shopping done and start that turkey work. I’m making my world-famous turkey with chiles recado. The National Turkey Federation (the folks who supply the White House turkeys) has a recipe, but I … Continue reading "Happy Thanksgiving Prep Day!"

Using Union Dues to Purchase Twitter Eggs?

The dispute between the Nevada State Education Association and its Clark County affiliate is a serious matter, with consequences not just for Nevada teachers but the continued coherence of the National Education Association, which has had an affiliate in every state for more than 40 years. Show More Summary

Granger crosses teachers’ unions on school supplies tax break

Fort Worth Rep. Kay Granger wants a reputation as a big supporter of education, tweeting Tuesday that she is "committed to ensuring that teachers have the resources they need." But … Click to Continue »

Former “Teachers Union Gone Wild” Target Turns Up in the Middle of Addiction Treatment Scam of Union Members

Reporters for STAT and the Boston Globe teamed up for an investigation of the Recovery Institute of South Florida, an addiction treatment center that catered to union members. They found that many of the patients were given inadequate treatment in shoddy facilities, apparently in an effort to maximize insurance payments. Show More Summary

Veterans Day: My Students Could Have Killed Me

As has been my tradition for the past few years, I like to spend Veterans Day reminiscing about my eight years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. When I started writing about teacher unions, I was often asked if I had any teaching experience. I would reply, “Not the kind you mean.” I … Continue reading "Veterans Day: My Students Could Have Killed Me"

Moroccan teachers demand better protection from violence

Moroccan teachers are protesting violence in schools and have urged the government to better protect them in a two-day nationwide strike. The strike was launched by several teacher unions on … Click to Continue »

A Good Election Day for Teacher Unions, Marred Only by Wasted $5.3 Million

Democrats were victorious just about everywhere on Election Day 2017, which means teacher union officers are celebrating just about everywhere. The results were so uniformly good it only made the race in New Jersey’s 3rd Senate District stand out all the more. Show More Summary

'Bull' Recap: A Teacher Turns to the Team in a Cheating Scandal

In this episode of Bull, titled "No Good Deed," the good doctor helps a teachers' union represent a young woman who is accused of helping a poor student cheat. However, as the case unfolds, it becomes apparent that there is conspiracy at play, and the young educator might be a scapegoat for a bigger scandal.

Teachers union ally bashes council speaker candidates over charter ties

A teachers union-backed advocacy group is trying to derail two contenders for City Council speaker because they accepted campaign contributions from charter school interests. The Alliance for... To view the full story, click the title link.

VIDEO: School Board Member Gets 10 Flat Tires after Blog Post about Quitting Teachers Union. It i…

VIDEO: School Board Member Gets 10 Flat Tires after Blog Post about Quitting Teachers Union. It isn’t thuggery when they do it, because shut up or else.

SF teachers reach tentative contract agreement with district

San Francisco Unified School District reached a tentative contract agreement with its teachers union Saturday, days before the union was scheduled to vote on whether to allow a strike. The deal grants teachers an 11 percent raise over...Show More Summary

A teachers union is spending millions against a top Democrat

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A teachers union that is typically a reliable Democrat ally is spending millions of dollars to help a Donald Trump-supporting Republican try to unseat New Jersey's top-ranking Democrat, a union leader himself.

Teacher union drops lawsuit against state, cites new budget

Connecticut's largest teachers union and four municipalities are dropping their lawsuit against the state, now that a budget is in place. The Connecticut Education Association, the city of Torrington and … Click to Continue »

What’s Going On at the Chicago Teachers Union?

The city of Chicago has 32 charter schools unionized by the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (ChiACTS). The local is affiliated with AFT, but ostensibly independent from the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU). Recently the members of ChiACTS voted to merge with CTU. Show More Summary

Steve Bannon tried to woo head of teachersunion — and made an enemy for life

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Ousted White House chief strategist and “alt right” provocateur Steve Bannon tried to win over Randi Weingarten — president of the American Federation of Teachers — last January in an attempt to build a coalition to back his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. According to The...

Florida Staff Union Is Keeping the NLRB Busy

The employees of the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association are having a hard time negotiating a new contract with union management. They have filed unfair labor practice (ULP) complaints and formed informational picket lines. The two sides finally returned to the bargaining table earlier this month. Show More Summary

Report: UK Music Teachers Have Never Had It So Bad

Music teachers have never had lower pay or less job security, a new report by the Musicians’ Union (MU) has found. It also stresses job dissatisfaction is on the rise due to a widespread lack of financial support, such as maternity pay and sick pay, and questions the extent to which a career in music teaching “is […]

News Roundup & Open Thread – Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The final days of a failed governor. A retrospective on The Man Who Wanted to Be President. Kicking the can down the road. Christie administration’s whipping boy, the teacher’s union, is blamed for higher health care costs Christie for President in...Read more

Amid Puerto Rico’s Water Crisis, Unions Step In Where Trump Is Failing

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The American Federation of Teachers is raising money to deliver 100,000 water filtration systems to hurricane victims.

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