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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…

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…

Chicago Charter-School Teachers Voting on Merger With CTU
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Chicago Charter-School Teachers Voting on Merger With CTU

June 10, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Chicago, IL – Unionized teachers at Chicago charter schools began voting June 5 on whether to join the Chicago Teachers Union, which represents teachers in the city’s regular public schools. The merger would give all Chicago teachers “a unified strong voice to fight for the things…

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…

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