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Contractor Failed  to Pay Prevailing Wages
Education, Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Contractor Failed to Pay Prevailing Wages

New York, NY – Vickram Mangru owner of AVM Construction Corp. failed to pay prevailing wages and is now facing jail time. Mangru falsified records as well as underpaid workers from December 2012 through February 2015. The NYC Comptroller had debarred Vickram Mangru in December 2013 for prevailing wage violations on public school projects. Mangru…

Striking Chicago Teachers Protest at Charter Chain’s Office
Education, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Striking Chicago Teachers Protest at Charter Chain’s Office

CHICAGO, Ill.—About 100 Chicago International Charter School teachers blocked the entrance to the school chain’s office building Feb. 13, the seventh day of their strike. “It’s unacceptable that people can have six-figure salaries and yet say they have no money to make sure our schools are properly invested in,” CICS Ralph Ellison High School English…

Denver Teachers’ Strike Wins 12% Raise
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Denver Teachers’ Strike Wins 12% Raise

DENVER, Colo.—Denver teachers ended their three-day strike Feb. 14 after reaching a tentative contract agreement that will give them raises averaging 11.7%. The three-year deal would also give cost-of-living increases in its second and third years and raise base pay to $45,800 a year, with a 20-step salary schedule leading up to a $100,000 top…

W.Va. Teachers Eye Walkout to Protest Privatization Bill
Education, Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

W.Va. Teachers Eye Walkout to Protest Privatization Bill

CHARLESTON, W. Va.—West Virginia teachers will vote this week on whether to authorize a work stoppage to protest an omnibus education bill that would expand privatization of the state’s public schools. The measure, passed by the state Senate on a party-line vote Feb. 4, would give teachers a 5% raise, but also eliminate limits on…

NYSUT: Investments in Education Essential
Education, Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYSUT: Investments in Education Essential

Albany, N.Y. Increased aid to education in the 2019-20 state budget is needed to maintain current levelsnysut of academic services and provide  needed enhancements for school districts across the state, said NYS United Teachers President Andy Pallotta. In legislative testimony, Pallotta said NYSUT, along with partners on the New York State Educational Conference Board, is calling for…

West Virginia Legislature Attacks  Public School Educators
Education, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

West Virginia Legislature Attacks Public School Educators

Washington, DC — American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statements after the West Virginia Legislature attempted to ram through a clawback of teacher rights and protections won during last year’s historic walkouts. Gov Jim Justice said he would veto the bill. Weingarten said: “This cynical proposal is a blatant attack on West…

Inside The Pre-Apprenticeship Program That’s Poised To Transform Lives In LIC
Building Trades, Education, Features, headline, New York

Inside The Pre-Apprenticeship Program That’s Poised To Transform Lives In LIC

Editor’s Note: This is Part One of a series looking at ongoing efforts to launch a new pre-apprenticeship program based in Queensbridge, Long Island City.  New York, NY – Ask 696 Build Queensbridge Founder and Director K. Bain what’s the biggest threat facing kids today, growing up in the often dangerous Long Island City community,…

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