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Pueblo, Colorado Teachers Strike Ends
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Pueblo, Colorado Teachers Strike Ends

PUEBLO, Colo.—The first teachers’ strike in Colorado since 1994 ended May 13, after unions representing teachers and paraprofessionals in the city of Pueblo overwhelmingly ratified new two-year contracts. Pueblo Education Association members voted 495-62 to approve a deal that will give them a 2% cost-of-living adjustment retroactive to January, a 2.5% adjustment in September, and…

Federal Judge Nixes Teachers Union’s Suit to Stop Attack Video
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Federal Judge Nixes Teachers Union’s Suit to Stop Attack Video

DETROIT, Mich.—A federal judge on May 8 once again rejected a request by the American Federation of Teachers to stop Project Veritas from releasing information it obtained by sending a spy to work as an intern at the union’s Michigan affiliate under a false name. U.S. District Judge Linda Parker, citing the First Amendment, denied…

Colorado City Teachers Say They’ll Strike ‘As Long as It Takes’
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Colorado City Teachers Say They’ll Strike ‘As Long as It Takes’

PUEBLO, Colo.—More than 2,000 teachers, paraprofessionals, and supporters marched through downtown Pueblo May 9, the third day of a strike by education workers in this city of 110,000. Their two unions, the Pueblo Education Association and the Pueblo ParaProfessional Education Association, are seeking a 2% cost-of-living increase plus $30 a month for health insurance, which…

L.A. School Workers Set One-Day Strike for May 15
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L.A. School Workers Set One-Day Strike for May 15

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—More than 30,000 Los Angeles Unified School District workers will hold a 24-hour strike May 15, SEIU Local 99 announced May 5. The union, which represents bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians, and teachers’ aides, said the walkout would protest “unfair labor practices” such as cutting employees’ hours and discouraging union activity.

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