Buffalo Teachers Federation President “Excited”…

June 16, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) President Phil Rumore is “excited” about a new "grow your own" Teacher Preparation Program in the City of Buffalo - the Urban Teacher Academy.

Author Issues Blue Collar Wake Up Call to Clueless Democrats

June 15, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco 

Joan C. Williams.

New York, NY - Democratic Party elites may not be listening, but celebrated legal scholar and labor writer Joan C. Williams has been trying very hard to get them to pay attention to members of the white working class and the reasons why they voted for Donald Trump.  

Teacher’s Choice Gets Big Boost in City Budget

June 10, 2017 
By Michael Murphy

New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio shakes hands with Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on June 2 after reaching agreement on a final city budget.

Chicago Charter-School Teachers Voting on Merger With CTU

June 10, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL - Unionized teachers at Chicago charter schools began voting June 5 on whether to join the Chicago Teachers Union, which represents teachers in the city’s regular public schools.

UFT Awards Shanker Scholarships to Deserving Students

June 6, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – With the help of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), a group of deserving students will now be able to fulfill their dreams of going to college.

Staying Ahead of the Curve

June 3, 2017 
By NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

New York, NY - 
Technology is changing the world, and if we’re going to be the greatest city on the planet in this century and the next, then we have to prepare our kids today for the jobs of tomorrow. Our children deserve 21st century classrooms with 21st century tools — taxpayers expect it, our parents demand it, and our children deserve it.

Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore Re-Elected…

June 3, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Buffalo, NY - Phil Rumore, who was first elected President of the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) back in 1981, has won re-election to yet another two-year term.

One Pair At A Time: GVS Delivers On Global Vision

June 1, 2017
By Peter Murdock 

Enjoying the gift of good vision!

New York, NY – General Vision Services (GVS), a leader in the vision benefits industry, partnered with non-profit RestoringVision this year to provide glasses to people worldwide. The charity initiative hopes to bring more vision care to those in need, while also passing the goodwill along to GVS members. 

Brandeis, Tufts Grad Students Vote to Unionize

May 30, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Waltham, MA - Graduate students at Brandeis and Tufts universities became the first at Boston-area private colleges to unionize earlier this month. Service Employees International Union Local 509 announced May 2 that the Brandeis graduate students had voted to join the union by a 2-to-1 margin, and those at Tufts followed suit on May 18

Weingarten Calls Trump Education Budget ‘Catastrophic’

May 30, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

War, W.Va - Visiting a school in one of the most impoverished parts of Appalachia May 22, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts to education are “cruel” and would be “catastrophic” for West Virginia schools.

Teachers & School Administrators Eligible for 9/11 Victim Compensation for World Trade Center Pulmonary Illnesses and Cancers

May 27, 2017 
By Barasch McGarry

As we all know, 2,974 lives were lost on 9/11. In the years since, unfortunately, the number of victims has grown. Thousands more, including New York City teachers, school administrators and even former high school, middle and grade school students, have fallen seriously ill from 9/11-related cancers and other diseases.

Standing up to Yale

May 27, 2017  
By Liz Shuler Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO

Washington DC - Yale is one of the most prestigious and influential universities in America. Every year, the school recruits from the best and brightest students and teachers in the world to create an academic environment that should be a shining example of what the best college education in the United States should be.

New Jersey Adjuncts Join AFT

May 25, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Newark, NJ - More than 300 adjunct professors at the New Jersey Institute of Technology here have voted to join the American Federation of Teachers, the union announced.

Newark Teachers OK Four-Year Contract

May 20, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Newark, NJ - Newark’s public-school teachers and staff overwhelmingly ratified a four-year contract May 11 that will give them raises averaging 2.4% a year if they’re rated “effective” or “highly effective.”

Drama Desk Pres. Hails Increased Diversity for Theater Surge

April 20, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Drama Desk Awards coming June 4.

New York, NY - On the next episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz,” airing this Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970,  Drama Desk President Charles Wright explains how now is a great time to be working in the theater industry — and why increased diversity is a major reason for that. 

Boston Teachers Union Likely to Elect Organizer President

May 19, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - The former history teacher who spearheaded the campaign that defeated a charter-school expansion measure last fall is almost certain to become the Boston Teachers Union’s next president.


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