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Missouri’s Labor Victory Won’t Reverse the Decline of Unions
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Aug 9, 7:49 AM: On Tuesday night, as it became clear that voters in Missouri had—by a two-to-one margin—defeated a state law meant to reduce unions’ power, the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, declared, “The defeat of this poisonous >
Puerto Rico public teachers union calls for Aug. 15 strike
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Aug 7, 7:19 AM: The Puerto Rico Teachers Federation (FMPR by its Spanish initials) said a strike on Aug. 15 will demonstrate its members’ “indignation” and “outrage” with “the government and the Department of >
Los Angeles Teachers Take First Step Toward Strike
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Aug 7, 6:53 AM: After contract negotiations between the Los Angeles teachers' union and the school district reached an impasse, the union announced it will conduct a strike authorization vote from Aug. 23 to 30.
Seattle Public Schools and Teachers’ Unions Spar of Alleged Deficits
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Aug 7, 6:50 AM: Despite the increase in state funding, Seattle Public School (SPS) officials say that the decreased levy dollars will lead to a deficit in upcoming years that could result in staff downsizing. Meanwhile, teacher union >
Union Report: More Bad News for Unions — Many May Have to Disclose Their Finances
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Aug 2, 7:29 AM: If the regulation goes into effect and is enforced, many teacher union affiliates will have to disclose how they spend virtually every dues dollar, at the very time when teachers are free to decide whether or not they will hand >
The Janus Decision May Restore Respect for Teaching as a Profession
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Aug 1, 7:29 AM: Good teachers deserve our respect and admiration for the hard work they do in educating children. Over the last 30 years, though, respect for the teaching profession in public schools has declined due to its association with >
Lost in translation: Unions should focus more on their message than those of others
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Aug 1, 7:02 AM: Regardless of who’s trying to accomplish what goals, freedom of expression is universal. The public sector unions seem to believe they hold an exclusive right to provide information to their members.
Principals’ Union to Go After New Members in Charter Schools Post-Janus
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Jul 31, 7:27 AM: The national union for public school principals plans to launch a recruitment program for charter school leaders.
Two more unions settle with L.A. Unified, which remains in standoff with teachers
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Jul 31, 6:43 AM: Two more labor groups have agreed to a new contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District, but negotiations with the teachers union remain at a tense standstill.
Utah’s largest teachers’ union has canceled its annual convention for 2018
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Jul 30, 6:38 AM: The Utah Education Association has canceled its traditional two-day gathering — once slated for Oct. 18 and 19 — citing years of declining participation. Less than a quarter of the organization’s 18,000 members attended the event >
Teacher’s union to school board: Please lobby state legislators to restore bargaining rights
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Jul 27, 6:21 AM: There's a "palpable" anxiety among teachers in Iowa City schools since the state Legislature stripped the rights of collective bargaining, say leaders of a local union.
New York state unions fire back in Janus-fueled membership fight
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Jul 27, 6:19 AM: Public sector unions are pushing back at an effort from an outside group to inform their members how they can stop paying dues in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision.
Judge’s ruling allows for teacher transfers at City Honors
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Jul 24, 6:39 AM: The messy labor dispute, which erupted in the middle of the school year with parents and students from City Honors rallying in protest, stems from a long-held understanding that City Honors teachers were excused from non-teaching >
Behind the campaign to get teachers to leave their unions
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Jul 20, 7:47 AM: Last month, the Supreme Court in Janus v. AFCSME dealt a major blow to public sector unions. The court ruled that these unions cannot collect money, known as agency fees, from nonmembers who are covered by collective bargaining >
WV Senate president lashes out at AFT’s ‘socialist agenda’
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Jul 18, 6:18 AM: Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, criticized resolutions adopted at the national American Federation of Teachers convention calling for 2018 candidates to support universal health care, free college tuition and >
R.I. union leaders woo new members
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Jul 18, 6:15 AM: In Rhode Island, that boils down to a ban on the mandatory payment by non-union members of “agency fees” which, for many of Rhode Island’s public-sector workers — and public school teachers — equates to 85 percent of what they >
Letter: Time to try something new in education
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Jul 18, 5:10 AM: Union contracts prevent firing poor teachers unless they commit severe crimes. Despite crying poor, unions are able to muster hundreds of thousands of voters to prevent real change in the status quo.
Despite Supreme Court decision, union workers vow to push forward
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Jul 16, 7:28 AM: The demonstration took place at the American Federation of Teachers conference, which saw appearances by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senators Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. The conference >
Teachers Unions Scramble to Save Themselves After Supreme Court’s Blow
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Jul 16, 7:25 AM: Teachers’ unions across the country are facing such discussions as they deal with the fallout of the June 27 Supreme Court decision that now prohibits labor unions from automatically collecting fees from public workers who decline >
Dispute between Clark County teachers union, rival turns juvenile
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Jul 16, 6:44 AM: The long public spat between the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) and the new National Education Association of Southern Nevada (NEA-SN) has gotten particularly ugly during the drop period that ends Sunday.

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