Education

The dangers of A Constitutional Convention
Education, New York

The dangers of A Constitutional Convention

New Yorkers entering the voting booth on Nov. 7 will face a choice on the back of their ballots: whether or not to allow a costly and open-ended state constitutional convention to rewrite the state’s highest law, putting public-employee pensions and other cherished rights and benefits at risk. “In an off-year election, this ballot question…

DC 1707 Endorses  Bill de Blasio for Mayor
Education, New York

DC 1707 Endorses Bill de Blasio for Mayor

August 12, 2017  By Stephanie West New York, NY –  AFSCME District Council 1707 endorsed Mayor Bill de Blasio for a second term at the Medgar Evers Head Start Center in East New York.  The Mayor has fulfilled campaign promises to expand community-based child care in the five boroughs.  While the gains have not repaired…

Puerto Rico Teachers Join AFT
Education, National, New York

Puerto Rico Teachers Join AFT

August 11, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel San Juan, PR -Vowing to “fight against austerity and privatization,” Puerto Rico’s teachers union signed an agreement Aug. 3 to join the American Federation of Teachers for a three-year trial affiliation. The Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico, which represents the island’s 40,000 teachers, has been…

AFT Urges Saudi Arabia to Not Behead Student
Education, Features, New York

AFT Urges Saudi Arabia to Not Behead Student

  July 20, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Kalamazoo, MI – The American Federation of Teachers has joined the chorus urging Saudi Arabia not to behead a U.S.-bound student arrested for participating in a protest in 2012. Mujtaba’a al-Sweikat, according to the AFT and the British human-rights group Reprieve, was one of 14…

CSEA Rochester Public Library Workers Ratify Labor Deal
Education, Features, New York

CSEA Rochester Public Library Workers Ratify Labor Deal

July 17, 2017 By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell To read more click on the following link Rochester, NY – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)-represented City of Rochester Library Workers – Local 828/Unit 7420, which represents 129 part time Employees serving the Central Library and 10 City Branch Libraries, unanimously ratified a new contract agreement on…

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