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.”

Drama Desk Pres. Hails Increased Diversity for Theater Surge

April 20, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Drama Desk Awards coming June 4.

New York, NY - On the next episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz,” airing this Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970,  Drama Desk President Charles Wright explains how now is a great time to be working in the theater industry — and why increased diversity is a major reason for that. 

Boston Teachers Union Likely to Elect Organizer President

May 19, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - The former history teacher who spearheaded the campaign that defeated a charter-school expansion measure last fall is almost certain to become the Boston Teachers Union’s next president.

Buffalo Teachers Federation Calls On City’s Common Council To Reject Mayor’s Education Allocation…

May 18, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Buffalo, NY -  Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) President Phil Rumore (Pictured Above/ File Photo)has released a letter that the Union Leader has sent to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and the City’s Common Council, saying the City’s funding for its Public School is “disgraceful.”

AFT’s Weingarten: Stop Privatization, Give Teachers Support and Respect

May 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

On June 1, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will be one of four people honored at LaborPress’s annual Leadership Awards.

NYC Schools Expanding Arts Programs

May 12, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -  Chancellor Fariña has kicked off the third annual Borough Arts Festivals, a series of visual and performing arts events in each borough that provide platforms for nearly 2,700 students from over 460 schools to showcase their work from the school year.

Air Conditioning By 2022 In All Schools

May 1, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -  New York City has dedicated $28.75 million over the next five years to purchase and install air conditioning units in all classrooms by 2022, providing thousands of students with a more comfortable learning environment.

Yale Grad Students Go On Hunger Strike to Win Talks

April 29, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New Haven CO - Eight graduate students at Yale University began a hunger strike Apr. 25 to pressure the university administration to begin contract talks.

Private School Administrator Diverted Education Funds

April 27, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - Rabbi Samuel Hiller, the former assistant director of Island Child Development Center, once one of New York City's largest providers of special education services to pre-schoolers with disabilities, pleaded guilty to stealing $5 million in city and state funding between 2005 and 2012 — money that was intended for special needs students between ages three to five.

NLRB Recommends Revote on Union at Harvard

April 26, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Cambridge, MA - The National Labor Relations Board ruled Apr. 19 that the union organizing Harvard University graduate student workers had “valid” concerns about the vote it lost last November.

Professional Staff Congress/ Cuny Statement on Enacted NYS Budget and Excelsior Scholarship

April 21, 2016 
By President Dr. Barbara Bowen

New York, NY - The Excelsior Scholarship was signed into law today by Governor Cuomo. The members of the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY welcome any measure that makes college more affordable and commend the governor on focusing national attention on the need for college tuition support.

Role Labor Plays Recognized As Three WNY Labor Leaders Included In Buffalo’s Business Newspaper’s…

April 16, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Buffalo, NY -  After consistently being ignored for the most part by the mainstream media, not just one, but three representatives of Western New York’s Labor Movement are on Buffalo’s business newspaper’s 2017 list of the region’s 250 Most Influential People.

NYSUT Elects Pallotta President

April 16, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New York, NY - The New York State United Teachers elected Andrew Pallotta president at its convention in New York City Apr. 8, succeeding Karen Magee, who did not seek re-election.

NYSUT Honors Alan Lubin With Union’s Highest Award

April 13, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, N.Y. — New York State United Teachers has celebrated Alan B. Lubin’s nearly half-century fighting for public education, civil rights, students and working people by presenting him with the union’s highest honor — the Albert Shanker Award for Distinguished Service. The award was presented on Friday April 7th.

Philly Teachers Prepare to Protect Immigrant Students

April 8, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia,Pa - With President Donald Trump demanding a crackdown on illegal immigration, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers sponsored an after-school workshop called “Protecting Our Immigrant Students” on Mar. 29.

Buffalo Teachers Federation President ‘Blasts’ State Senator Jacobs’…

April 7, 2017  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) President Phil Rumore is blasting Republican New York State Senator Chris Jacobs’ attack on the Buffalo School District and the City Teachers contract, saying: “Senator Jacobs, an ‘anti-public school, anti-Teacher, pro-charter school advocate, has again shown his contempt’ for our schools and Teachers.”


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