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Michael Bloomberg: The WORST Democratic Candidate Possible
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Michael Bloomberg: The WORST Democratic Candidate Possible

Michael Bloomberg would be the worst candidate the Democrats could possibly nominate in 2020—unless they cross-endorse Donald Trump. The former New York mayor, who has begun preparations to run in the later primaries next year, has a grossly undeserved reputation as a “moderate.” His core ideology is plutocratic, that government’s primary purpose is to help…

Iron Workers Locals 40 & 361 Training Facility: Producing the Safest and Most Professional People in the Industry
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Iron Workers Locals 40 & 361 Training Facility: Producing the Safest and Most Professional People in the Industry

New York, NY – The Iron Workers Locals 40 & 361 apprentice program is the fifth oldest apprentice program in New York; it has been registered with the New York State Department of Labor since 1944. Thousands of students have graduated the program and gone on to fill the difficult and often dangerous jobs as…

The Fight for the Children of Chicago
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The Fight for the Children of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – “More than 20 years ago, in 1995, educators in Chicago were stripped of their right to bargain, and with that, they lost their voice to influence their students’ learning conditions and their own teaching conditions. As a result, Chicago’s students—particularly students of color and students with special needs—lost out on so many…

School Principals and Administrators Rally for Fair Contract; More Resources for NYC Kids
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School Principals and Administrators Rally for Fair Contract; More Resources for NYC Kids

New York, NY – Hundreds of CSA union leaders, rank and file members, elected officials and other supporters showed up on a gray Wednesday, October 30, at Park Place and Broadway to rally for a contract for the city’s public schools. The CSA [Council of School Supervisors and Administrators] represents 6,000 principals, assistant principals and…

Chicago Teachers ‘Optimistic’ About Contract Talks
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Chicago Teachers ‘Optimistic’ About Contract Talks

CHICAGO, Ill.—Chicago Teachers Union negotiators said they were optimistic as contract talks resumed Oct. 25, the seventh day of the strike by more than 30,000 teachers and support staff. “Things are better than they’ve been in quite a while,” CTU President Jesse Sharkey told members on a morning picket line outside Lane Tech College Prep…

NYSUT/UUP Member Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
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NYSUT/UUP Member Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

BINGHAMTON, N.Y.— Binghamton University professor M. Stanley Whittingham, a member of the United University Professions/New York State United Teachers, was one of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, announced Oct. 9. Whittingham, a distinguished professor of chemistry and materials science, shared the award for his work that led to the development…

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