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Instability at Charters
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Instability at Charters

July 13, 2017   By Neal Tepel Washington, DC – Teachers are leaving charters at  higher rates than are educators resigning from public schools. There are instances where teacher flight from some charters is as high as forty-percent. Since charters discourage union organizing, many schools ‘push out’ teachers that are  union minded. The instability at many…

NEA Head Says Union Can’t Work With Trump and DeVos
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NEA Head Says Union Can’t Work With Trump and DeVos

July 9, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Boston, MA – National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García told the union’s annual assembly July 3 that it would be impossible to work with either President Donald Trump or Education Secretary Betsy DeVos because “we will not find common ground with an administration that is…

ILA Scholarship Winners
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ILA Scholarship Winners

July 5, 2017  By Stephanie West New York, NY –  The International Longshoremen’s Association and New York Shipping Association, Inc. have announced the eight winners of the 2017 Teddy Gleason Scholarships. The two trustees of the Scholarship Program, Stephen Knott, Secretary-Treasurer of the ILA, filling in for ILA President, Harold Daggett and NYSA President John Nardi, introduced the students…

Basic Issues Divide Duke and Adjunct-Faculty Union
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Basic Issues Divide Duke and Adjunct-Faculty Union

June 30, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Durham, NC – Nine months after Duke University adjunct faculty began negotiations on their first union contract, the university and the Service Employees International Union have reached agreement on all issues except for pay and professional development. The basic principles at stake, 41 union members said…

Teamsters-Represented Tops Supermarket/Erie Logistics Workers In Buffalo Kick Off Public Campaign…
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Teamsters-Represented Tops Supermarket/Erie Logistics Workers In Buffalo Kick Off Public Campaign…

June 29, 2017  By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell To read more click on the following link Buffalo, NY – Teamsters Local 264-represented Members who work for Tops Markets-owned Erie Logistics LLC are carrying out a public campaign aimed at educating the public on what they say is management’s “breaking of a promise” to provide a…

Buffalo Teachers Federation President “Excited”…
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Buffalo Teachers Federation President “Excited”…

June 16, 2017  By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell To read more click on the following link 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. Starting this Fall, a cohort of ninth-graders in…

Teacher’s Choice Gets Big Boost in City Budget
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Teacher’s Choice Gets Big Boost in City Budget

June 19, 2017 By Michael Murphy Reprinted: uft.org 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. Teacher’s Choice received a 63.5 percent increase in the final city budget, passed on June 6, bringing funding for the City…

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