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Will Chicago teachers strike again?

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Illinois, Labor  /  No Comments

Teachers Union

Teachers protested outside CPS headquarters Wednesday, chanting, “They say cut back. We say fight back!”

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Senator’s letter to MMAC board points to ‘dangers’ of donation to union front group

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Labor, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“It is this pay-to-play political kickback that frustrates many in Wisconsin.

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Union moves to limit First Amendment rights of teachers

By   /  August 16, 2016  /  Education, Labor, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

SILENCED: Because Hobby Lobby is a for-profit entity, it is being denied its First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion.

The union does not allow religious objectors to appeal how their money is used.

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Distance grows between deBlasio, teachers union

By   /  August 10, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Labor, New York  /  No Comments

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the United Federation of Teachers have shown increasing signs of disharmony over recent months, with union president Michael Mulgrew publicly speaking out against city hall’s education agenda. Politico notes the “shift has roughly coincided with the end of the UFT’s war with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration earlier […]

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Right-to-work defenders enter legal fray

By   /  August 10, 2016  /  Labor, News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Wisconsin’s popular new Right to Work law provides a simple but essential protection for Wisconsin employees,” said Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Foundation

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Union pitch part of Travis County new-employee orientation

By   /  August 4, 2016  /  Labor, News, Texas  /  No Comments

A union pitch is a regular part of every new Travis County employee's orientation. It's awful policy.

Just after lunch on Monday in a conference room at the County Administration Building in Austin, about two dozen new employees learned about the benefits of joining a union as part of their orientation. Unlike the private sector, where such a practice would rarely be condoned, representatives of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal […]

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