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Editorial: The Union and Lawyer State
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Sep 20, 8:31 AM: Despite political howling about corporate power, California is demonstrating that private businesses are no match for unions and plaintiff attorneys. Witness the crush of anti-business and charter-school legislation that Democrats >
A looming teacher strike in Chicago is about far more than just salaries
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Sep 20, 7:31 AM: If Chicago teachers accept the pay raise they’ve been offered by the city’s mayor and school board — a 16 percent bump over five years — they could soon be some of the highest paid big-city teachers in the >
California Teachers Association is flush with campaign cash to advocate for its 2020 agenda
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Sep 19, 6:49 AM: There isn’t much to occupy California’s teachers unions politically for the rest of 2019, but that only allows them to accumulate more funds for what promises to be a very busy 2020 on the campaign trail.
Accelerated bargaining a bust as teachers union walks out on second day of pay talks
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Sep 18, 6:57 AM: Plans for an accelerated bargaining schedule were scuttled Tuesday when the Brevard Federation of Teachers walked out on the second day of teacher pay talks after district negotiators rejected or countered most of their >
Commentary: Before CPS teachers strike, CTU should get its own house in order
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Sep 17, 7:05 AM: I’ve been a proud member of the Chicago Teachers Union since I started teaching in 1995. I’ve worked as a teacher in many of Chicago’s highest-needs neighborhoods, and I’ve dedicated my life to the students in my classroom. Things >
Teachers, supporters form ‘sea of red’ at Monday rally
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Sep 17, 7:01 AM: Dianne Hennenfent stood outside the Springfield District 186 headquarters before the start of Monday’s school board meeting and recounted how she paid $90 out of pocket each for three of her Advanced Placement psychology students >
Cincinnati teachers union voices opposition to Teach for America. Board candidate disappointed
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Sep 17, 6:35 AM: For the first time, the teachers union at Cincinnati Public Schools formally voiced its opposition to Teach for America. The move was designed as a slap on a school board candidate with ties to the program, union officials >
As Chicago teacher contract issues remain unsettled, CPS and CTU ramp up rhetoric looking for a deal
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Sep 16, 7:17 AM: Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s top negotiator has sent the Chicago Teachers Union a letter accusing the group of not responding to key proposals and asking that they reach a deal in the next two weeks.
Editorial: Look for the union label
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Sep 16, 6:07 AM: The Little Rock teachers' union has a good proposal with which we agree: If a school's letter grade (in this case, a D or an F) has not improved over three consecutive years, the principal should be removed and not allowed to be a >
Editorial: Dear Chicago Public Schools teachers: Take the deal
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Sep 13, 7:54 AM: Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Board of Education have presented you with a generous contract that respects your profession and your dedication. The offer includes a 16% salary hike over five years, similar to what an >
‘Time is ticking’ on new teachers contract; Chicago schools chief says she’ll join
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Sep 12, 8:20 AM: While Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson said on Wednesday she will likely be part of the negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union when the two sides get closer to finalizing a deal, the union president said they’re >
Teachers’ union votes to approve contract agreement with CCSD
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Sep 11, 7:28 AM: The teacher’s union voted Tuesday to approve its contract agreement with the Clark County School District. The approval occurred on what would have been strike day, had the union and the district not reached a tentative agreement a >
Chicago Teachers Union sets strike vote; CPS counters that fair deal is already on the table
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Sep 5, 7:01 AM: The Chicago Teachers Union inched closer to a possible strike on Wednesday — one day after schools opened for the new school year.
A national teachers’ union is polling the state takeover of Providence schools
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Sep 4, 6:50 AM: The mystery of who was behind the latest poll on the state’s takeover of Providence schools – which included a question about eliminating tenure and seniority rules – has been solved.
The Spin: As CPS starts academic year, the threat of a teacher strike looms as Mayor Lightfoot talks
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Sep 4, 6:45 AM: In Chicago, meanwhile, public schools flung open the doors to a new year with a sense of uncertainty as the Chicago Teachers Union haggles with Mayor Lori Lightfoot over a contract. If they don’t strike a deal, Chicago educators >
Opinion: Labor unions need to find a new bargaining chip
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Sep 3, 7:38 AM: We’ll know labor is headed in the right direction when the National Education Association becomes an engine of school reform and the Communications Workers of America trains reporters to tweet safely.
CPS students go back to school as threat of teacher strike looms
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Sep 3, 7:14 AM: It's back to school Tuesday for Chicago Public School students, but there's still the threat of a possible teachers' strike.
With possible strike on horizon, CPS CEO looks forward, lauds record-high graduation rate
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Aug 30, 8:00 AM: As a possible strike looms over the Chicago Public Schools, district CEO Janice Jackson announced what she said was a record-high high school graduation rate for the district.
School district, union reach tentative contract agreement and avert teacher strike
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Aug 29, 6:58 AM: The Clark County School District and the local teachers’ union announced a tentative contract agreement late Wednesday afternoon that honors pay raises tied to professional development, averting a possible strike that loomed large >
Chicago Teachers Union knocks CPS $7 billion spending plan as a ‘Rahm budget,’ but schoo
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Aug 29, 6:47 AM: The union wanted the school board to delay Wednesday’s vote on the $7.7 billion spending plan, claiming it doesn’t address critical staffing needs or fulfill Lightfoot’s campaign promise of equity in >

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