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PSC Endorses Mayor Bill De Blasio

February 4, 2017
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - The Professional Staff Congress (PSC) has announced its endorsement of Mayor Bill de Blasio for re-election.

Shrinking Investments at CUNY Continues

January 31, 2017  
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - Testifying at a budget hearing in Albany Tuesday January 24th, Professional Staff Congress President Barbara Bowen urged the State Legislature to end years of shrinking investments in CUNY and its 500,000 students by setting the University on a path to full funding, adding $300 this year.

UFT Accuses KIPP Academy of Violating Federal Law

January 24, 1027 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - The United Federation of Teachers has accused the leadership of KIPP Academy Charter School in the Bronx of violating federal labor law by actively encouraging employees to decertify the UFT as their collective bargaining representative.

Buffalo Teachers Petition Removal of Paladino from Board

January 22, 2017  
By Stephanie West

Buffalo, NY - Five Buffalo teachers  supported by New York State United Teachers — have filed legal papers with the State Education Department seeking the removal of school board member Carl Paladino for “racially inflammatory statements” about President Obama, the First Lady and African-Americans that have violated his duty to serve as a role model for the school community.

Buffalo Teachers File Petition To Remove Carl Paladino From Buffalo School Board For…

January 22, 2017 
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Buffalo, NY - Five Buffalo Teachers, supported by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union - filed legal papers this week with the State Education Department seeking the removal of School Board Member Carl Paladino for “racially inflammatory statements” about President Obama, the First Lady and African-Americans that have violated his duty to serve as a role model for the school community.

UFT Says Trump Plan Would Cost NYC Schools $500 Million

January 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New York, NY - President Donald Trump’s plan to spend $20 billion in federal funds on vouchers for private-school tuition would reduce aid to New York City public schools by at least $500 million, according to the United Federation of Teachers.

Protesters Vow to Resist ‘Evisceration’ of Public Schools

January 20, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - In what they vowed would be the first of many protests against the Trump administration’s educational agenda, about 90 people marched through Tribeca Jan. 19, chanting “We want justice for our children.”

NYC Applications for Pre-K

January 20, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -  All New York City families with children born in 2013 are eligible to apply for Pre-K for All starting and the main round of applications closes February 24.

200 Cities,Thousands Of People Protest Trump/Devos Education Agenda

January 20, 2017  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Washington, DC - [Daniel Barnhart]: "A pro-active stance against the Trump/Devos agenda for schools. It's clear that Donald Trump and his nominee have very little knowledge of, experience or understanding of public schools or the communities we live in."

Teachers Unions Campaign Against DeVos Confirmation

January 17, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Accusing Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education of working to undermine and privatize public schools, the nation’s two main teachers unions are mobilizing members to call and email their senators and urge them to block her confirmation.

Teamsters Press UC For Fair Bargaining At State Labor Board And In The Legislature

January 13, 2017  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News
 
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Los Angeles, CA - The University of California system is one of the ten richest universities in the country.

Educational Forum in Long Island February 7th

January 12, 2017 

Please join Senator Todd Kaminsky in a discussion on need for quality education in public schools. Key education officials from Albany will be on hand for this one-of-a-kind meeting and it is critical that they hear from parents and educators about how the status quo is hurting our children.  The education forum will be held on February 7th at 7 p.m. at the South Side High School Auditorium (140 Shepherd Street in Rockville Centre).

Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on proposal to make college tuition-free for middle-class families

January 9, 2017

New York, NY - New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento's  statement on proposal to make college tuition-free for middle-class families.
 

NYS Governors Free Tuition Proposal

January 8, 2017
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont at his side, on Tuesday January 3rd,  unveiled phase one of his 2017 agenda: The Excelsior Scholarship program provides free college tuition for New York’s middle-class families at all SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges.

NYS Governor's Free Tuition CUNY/SUNY Proposal

January 8, 2017  
By Barbara Bowen, President, Professional Staff Congress

New York, NY - Governor Cuomo's proposal to offer free tuition to CUNY and SUNY students is a conceptual and political breakthrough: it names free tuition at public colleges as the new standard to which states should aspire.

Organized Labor ‘Condemns’ Buffalo School Board…

December 31, 2016 
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    
 
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Buffalo, NY - Organized Labor is condemning Buffalo School Board Member and former Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Carl Paladino for his bigoted and racist comments that he recently made about President Obama and the First Lady.


 

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