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UFT Awards Shanker Scholarships to Deserving Students
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UFT Awards Shanker Scholarships to Deserving Students

June 6, 2017 By Silver Krieger New York, NY – With the help of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), a group of deserving students will now be able to fulfill their dreams of going to college. On Monday, May 23rd, students attended a ceremony at UFT Headquarters in lower Manhattan and were each given…

Staying Ahead of the Curve
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Staying Ahead of the Curve

June 3, 2017 By NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer New York, NY – 
Technology is changing the world, and if we’re going to be the greatest city on the planet in this century and the next, then we have to prepare our kids today for the jobs of tomorrow. Our children deserve 21st century classrooms with…

Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore Re-Elected…
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Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore Re-Elected…

June 3, 2017  By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell To read more click on the following link Buffalo, NY – Phil Rumore, who was first elected President of the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) back in 1981, has won re-election to yet another two-year term. The 74-year-old head of the 3,600-Member Union – which is affiliated with…

Brandeis, Tufts Grad Students Vote to Unionize
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Brandeis, Tufts Grad Students Vote to Unionize

May 30, 2017 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Waltham, MA – Graduate students at Brandeis and Tufts universities became the first at Boston-area private colleges to unionize earlier this month. Service Employees International Union Local 509 announced May 2 that the Brandeis graduate students had voted to join the union by a 2-to-1 margin,…

Weingarten Calls Trump Education Budget ‘Catastrophic’
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Weingarten Calls Trump Education Budget ‘Catastrophic’

May 30, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel War, W.Va – Visiting a school in one of the most impoverished parts of Appalachia May 22, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts to education are “cruel” and would be “catastrophic” for West Virginia schools. The union said…

Teachers & School Administrators Eligible for 9/11 Victim Compensation for World Trade Center Pulmonary Illnesses and Cancers
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Teachers & School Administrators Eligible for 9/11 Victim Compensation for World Trade Center Pulmonary Illnesses and Cancers

May 27, 2017  By Barasch McGarry As we all know, 2,974 lives were lost on 9/11. In the years since, unfortunately, the number of victims has grown. Thousands more, including New York City teachers, school administrators and even former high school, middle and grade school students, have fallen seriously ill from 9/11-related cancers and other…

Standing up to Yale
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Standing up to Yale

May 27, 2017   By Liz Shuler Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO Washington DC – Yale is one of the most prestigious and influential universities in America. Every year, the school recruits from the best and brightest students and teachers in the world to create an academic environment that should be a shining example of what the best college…

New Jersey Adjuncts Join AFT
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New Jersey Adjuncts Join AFT

May 25, 2017   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Newark, NJ – More than 300 adjunct professors at the New Jersey Institute of Technology here have voted to join the American Federation of Teachers, the union announced. “The adjunct workforce at NJIT has been waiting a long time to have their voices heard by the…

Newark Teachers OK Four-Year Contract
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Newark Teachers OK Four-Year Contract

May 20, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Newark, NJ – Newark’s public-school teachers and staff overwhelmingly ratified a four-year contract May 11 that will give them raises averaging 2.4% a year if they’re rated “effective” or “highly effective.” The agreement, retroactive to 2015, covers more than 4,000 teachers, clerks and aides, and won…

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