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National teachers union leader to visit Providence schools amid dispute
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Jun 6, 7:22 AM: Weingarten’s appearance comes at a time when the Providence Teachers Union is locked in a tense battle with Mayor Jorge Elorza over stalled contract negotiations; the contract expired Aug. 31, 2017.
Union: School districts with high opt-out rates face penalties
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Jun 5, 6:31 AM: A statewide debate over how best to deal with schools where large numbers of students boycott state tests has taken a new turn, as teachers union leaders allege that proposed new regulations represent a “frontal assault” on >
Union loses injunction request in lawsuit against SAISD charter deal
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Jun 5, 5:06 AM: A judge Monday denied the San Antonio Independent School District teachers’ union’s request for a temporary injunction to stop a charter school network from taking over operations of Stewart Elementary School.
Denver Public Schools, teachers union battle over bonus pay
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Jun 4, 7:27 AM: Just a month after thousands of teachers rallied at the Colorado Capitol for more money for public schools, pay hikes and pension protections, Denver Public Schools is still in a heated negotiation with the teachers' union about >
Union Activity Ramps Up in Advance of Supreme Court Decision 
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Jun 1, 7:24 AM: As organized labor braces for a Supreme Court ruling that could make it easy for public-sector workers to stop paying some dues, unions across the country are reaching out to hundreds of thousands of members to persuade them to >
Opinion Teacher lawsuit might just enable the status quo of failure
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May 29, 5:46 AM: The San Antonio ISD board and Superintendent Pedro Martinez are taking decisive steps to better ensure our children learn to read. To carry out this mission, they have turned to New York-based Democracy Prep, a charter school >
Teachers’ union battles as election season begins
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May 29, 5:39 AM: A tough year for the state’s largest teachers union is sparking a rare leadership fight within the 140,000-member Florida Education Association, the largest labor organization in the Southeast.
Lasting effect of grassroots movements at Capitol questioned
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May 25, 7:19 AM:

For six days beginning on April 26, thousands of teachers and their supporters lined the Capitol lawn protesting for higher wages, among several other demands. And while not all of their demands were met, the governor signed a >

For new L.A. schools chief Austin Beutner, some key unions are giving no honeymoon period
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May 25, 6:15 AM: In the less than two weeks since Austin Beutner took charge of Los Angeles schools, unions representing teachers and administrators have staged a job action and a protest.
Few teachers believe unions do a good job representing their views
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May 24, 7:24 AM: A little more than a quarter of teachers surveyed say their beliefs are well-represented by their union, while one-fifth say their union doesn’t represent their views at all.
Survey shows Louisiana teachers support a strike for pay raises
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May 22, 6:35 AM: Sixty one percent of respondents in an online survey by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers said they would support a statewide walkout or strike in order to force lawmakers to approve pay increases. The survey results were >
JCPS takeover ‘payback’ for teacher protests, national union head says
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May 18, 6:08 AM: The country's largest teachers union is throwing its weight behind the fight to stop a state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools.National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García said Tuesday that the proposed >
Teachers union hopeful after Ball State takeover presentation
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May 18, 5:53 AM: The president of the Muncie Teachers Association is hopeful that a Ball State University presentation Wednesday on the university's takeover of Muncie Community Schools will preserve the teaching staff.
Opinion: Making Teachers’ Strikes Illegal Won’t Stop Them
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May 10, 7:09 AM: In the five states where teachers have gone on strike this year, teachers complain about many of the same things: low salaries, an education funding squeeze and teacher shortages. They have something else in common. In four of the >
Roberts: Et tu, AEA? Teacher union backstabs its allies over vouchers
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May 10, 5:26 AM: While Save Our Schools Arizona was working to preserve the public’s right to right to have the final word on universal vouchers, their allies over at the AEA were working to block that vote.
Editorial: Failed leadership in #RedforEd misses an opportunity
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May 9, 5:05 AM: The leadership of the Red for Ed movement clearly understood that the time was right to make needed changes in education funding. It’s a shame that leadership didn’t help teachers understand the unique opportunity that was being >
Teachers union sues SAISD to block takeover of low-performing Stewart Elementary
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May 7, 6:28 AM: The Texas State Teachers Association filed a lawsuit against the San Antonio Independent School District on Friday in hopes of blocking the outside takeover of one of the district's low-performing elementary schools.
The Right Lashes Out at Uprising Teachers (CER in the news)
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May 4, 7:26 AM: As mass teacher walkouts and protests ebb in Arizona and Colorado, bold new actions are ramping up in North Carolina. This spring’s teacher uprisings may well last through the end of this school year.
Arizona teachers will walk out again Thursday as budget votes drag on
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May 3, 5:23 AM: Arizona's historic #RedForEd teacher walkout will stretch to a sixth school day, as Arizona Educators United organizers urged teachers to return to the Capitol Thursday amid unresolved budget discussions.
EDITORIAL: Lessons from Nevada’s teacher union civil war
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Apr 30, 7:14 AM: There’s an unexpected group urging Clark County School District teachers to opt out of their local union: the state teachers union.

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