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Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Yonkers Residents
Building Trades, Education, Features, Law and Politics, New York

Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Yonkers Residents

YONKERS, NY – Over 100 Yonkers residents turned out on July 28th to learn about a building trades pre-apprenticeship program. The project was launched by the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester and Putnam Counties. Other partners in this important project include the two counties and New York…

W. Va. Senate President Battles Teachers’ Unions on Health Care
Education, Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

W. Va. Senate President Battles Teachers’ Unions on Health Care

CHARLESTON, W. Va.—Discussions July 18 on how to fund the state’s health-insurance program for its workers were overshadowed by Senate President Mitch Carmichael’s Twitter denunciations of teachers’ unions for supporting universal health care. After the American Federation of Teachers passed a resolution to endorse only candidates who support “universal health care, whether single-payer health care…

To Form A More Perfect Union…
Education, Features, Law and Politics, National

To Form A More Perfect Union…

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a column putting U.S. immigration in historical context.  Even in a country founded in rebellion and based on a Constitution that calls for promoting “the general welfare” – for securing “the blessings of Liberty” — a walk down the hall of mirrors that is history reveals many chapters…

Oklahoma Court Voids Petition to Repeal Taxes Funding Teacher Raises
Education, Features, Finance, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

Oklahoma Court Voids Petition to Repeal Taxes Funding Teacher Raises

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—The Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered June 22 that a referendum to repeal tax increases enacted in April to fund teacher raises should be stricken from the ballot. The court ruled 5-2 that the petitions for State Question 799 were “misleading for multiple reasons,” including that it failed to mention a tax on little…

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