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Big labor, with big money, big force at Democratic convention

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Labor, National, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Our movement will be an unstoppable force in this election because the stakes could not be higher,” Mary Kay Henry, president of SEIU said.

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NEA votes to silence climate-change skeptics in classroom

By   /  July 18, 2016  /  Education Blog, Labor  /  No Comments

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The National Education Association, the nation’s largest teacher’s union, voted last week to endorse the teaching of “climate justice.” By supporting the Portland resolution, named for the measure approved in May by the Portland, Ore., school board, the NEA wants state and local affiliates to “abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to […]

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Galbraith’s $15 minimum wage proposal met with skepticism in Vermont

By   /  July 15, 2016  /  Labor, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont gubernatorial candidate Peter Galbraith is making a $15 minimum wage a centerpiece of his campaign, but Republican opponents and one local economics professor say the wage could hurt Vermont’s economy.

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Philly schools hire hundreds of teachers, union not impressed

By   /  July 7, 2016  /  Education, Labor, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers wanted teachers who had already lost their jobs to get preference over new candidates.

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Sun-Times: Everyone feeling the pain but teachers union

By   /  July 6, 2016  /  Education Blog, Illinois, Labor  /  No Comments

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The editorial board of the Chicago Sun-Times has some harsh words for the Chicago Teachers Union: It’s time to feel the pain. A new Illinois spending plan, the op-ed says, will have Illinois taxpayers and Chicago property taxpayers feeling the pain, and Gov. Bruce Rauner is already feeling it. “So, let’s see. Who has yet […]

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Clinton to NEA: ‘I’m with you’

By   /  July 6, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Labor, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Hillary Clinton spoke to 7,500 delegates of the National Education Association on Tuesday for the group’s annual meeting, telling the union members, “I’m with you.”

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