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L.A. teachers could strike a few weeks from now. Here’s what you need to know
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Dec 14, 8:26 AM: If you are in any way associated with L.A. public schools, you’ve probably been hearing quite a bit about the possibility of a teachers strike. The teachers union could call for one in the next few weeks.
Are member dues pushing Seattle teachers out of union?
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Dec 14, 8:08 AM: A June 2018 Supreme Court decision ruled that public workers aren’t required to pay union dues as a condition of employment, and it’s resulted in an exodus of hundreds of employees from Seattle’s public schools >
The Supreme Court Dealt a Blow to Unions, But It Wasn’t a Knock Out
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Dec 13, 8:33 AM: There’s no question that the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling in Janus v. AFSCME hurt organized labor. The court’s 5-4 opinion found that public sector unions violated the First Amendment by collecting agency fees from workers who >
Op-Ed: Rather than waging a contract war at home, L.A. teachers should take their demands to Sacrame
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Dec 13, 7:57 AM: Union leadership isn’t helping matters. Rather than work with the district to increase funding at the state level, where the majority of LAUSD’s funding comes from, United Teachers of Los Angeles has pursued a purely us-versus-them >
SC teachers warn legislators: ‘We’re darn close’ to a walk out
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Dec 13, 6:23 AM: South Carolina teachers are so frustrated by low pay and disrespect, an organized strike could be imminent, even without a union, teachers are warning legislators.
Column: Loosen the grip of teacher unions on policy
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Dec 11, 8:12 AM: As they begin their deliberations, I would hope they could all agree the purpose of our public schools is to educate children. Therefore, everything about our schools – how they are staffed, funded and organized to fulfill their >
Teacher walkout possible in Indiana if General Assembly ignores pay issue. ‘We expect action in 2019
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Dec 11, 8:00 AM: Teacher pay has quickly become one of the hottest topics of the 2019 legislative session – and it hasn’t even started yet.
LAUSD parents stuck ‘in the middle’ as Los Angeles braces for a likely teacher strike
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Dec 10, 8:25 AM: As L.A. Unified and its teachers union ratchet up preparations for what is increasingly looking like the first teacher strike in 30 years, district parents are torn — and frustrated that the two sides can’t negotiate a >
My Turn: Erika Sanzi: With R.I. schools, fox guards hen house
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Dec 6, 8:42 AM: While there is nothing inherently wrong with working for NEARI (where she received $166,580 in compensation in 2015, the latest report), the mission of the organization is in direct conflict with the responsibilities of a school >
DeVos: Teachers Unions Have a ‘Stranglehold’ on Many Politicians
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Nov 28, 8:44 AM: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Tuesday said that teachers unions have a "stranglehold" on too many politicians while criticizing the lack of progress on school choice for American students.
Michigan Senate votes to scrap school union ‘release time’
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Nov 28, 8:31 AM: Michigan’s Republican-led Senate on Tuesday narrowly voted to ban paid “release time” contract provisions that allow public school employees to conduct union business during their work day.
Commentary: L.A. teacher’s union can avert a strike and help kids. Here’s how
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Nov 21, 8:04 AM: The United Teachers of Los Angeles, the union that represents teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, is preparing to strike because it wants smaller class sizes.
Kokomo Teachers Association dwindling
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Nov 20, 7:24 AM: Kokomo always has been considered a union town, fostering large workers’ groups such as the United Auto Workers, United Steel Workers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and Carpenters Union, to name a few. But, >
Teachers Sue State, NJEA for Allegedly Violating Supreme Court Ruling on Union Dues
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Nov 16, 6:33 AM: Two Ocean Township teachers are filing a federal class action suit against the state of New Jersey, the NJEA and their local union. They claim the labor groups are violating a recent U.S. Supreme Court Janus ruling that prevents >
Teachers’ dues flow mostly to state, national unions
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Nov 14, 6:55 AM: Teachers unions in Massachusetts send the vast majority of members’ dues to state and national offices, instead of keeping the money for local chapters, according to a watchdog group.
Little Rock School District, union agree on contract
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Nov 14, 6:18 AM: The Little Rock School District and the Little Rock Education Association agreed on a contract on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Education.
Louisiana teacher strike is not off the table yet
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Nov 13, 9:15 AM: Louisiana teachers and other staff may still consider walking out of schools statewide later this academic year or next fall if Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Legislature don’t pass a pay raise for educators and their >
Editorial: Teachers and activists not always on same page
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Nov 13, 6:23 AM: DURING this year's teacher walkouts, activists vowed to “remember in November.” The implied message was Republican candidates would face rough sledding. That didn't happen. Republicans continued to dominate statewide elections and >
#RedForEd: Teachers rally at Alabama Supreme Court hearing
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Nov 8, 7:41 AM: The #RedForEd campaign to raise support for public schools and teachers made its way to the state on Wednesday as hundreds of Alabama educators wearing red t-shirts and windbreakers filed into the Alabama Supreme Court building to >
Suit Challenges New Jersey Law Limiting Time for Workers to Opt Out of Union
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Nov 6, 8:19 AM: Two public-school teachers have sued New Jersey’s governor and largest teachers union, claiming they were forced to pay union dues in a violation of their free speech rights.

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