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Pennsylvania Professors’ Strike Ends

October 26, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Harrisburg, PA - The strike by more than 5,000 professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities ended after three days Oct. 21, when their union reached a tentative agreement with the State System of Higher Education.

Pennsylvania State-University Professors Go on Strike

October 21, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Pennsylvania, PA - Faculty members at the 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education went out of strike at 5 a.m. Oct. 19, eight hours after state negotiators issued a “last, best offer.”

After 12 ‘Very Long Years,’ The Buffalo Teachers Federation Finally Has A New Contract

October 21, 2016  
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell

Buffalo, NY - Finally!  After 12 years of fighting for a new contract – ending what the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) said was the longest contract stalemate in the history of Public-Sector Collective Bargaining in New York State, the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) now has a new three-year agreement that calls for its 3,600-plus Membership to receive a 10% raise this year, as well as a one-time, back pay bonus of between $2,000 and $9,000 each.

Texas Teachers Sue District for Violating Free-Speech Rights

October 20, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Corpus Christi, TX - The Corpus Christi American Federation of Teachers filed a civil lawsuit against the city school district and its superintendent Oct. 14, charging that they have violated its free-speech rights “to punish the union for its advocacy.”

Harvard Food Strike Continues; Sen. Warren Joins Picket

October 15, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Cambridge, MA - The strike by food-service workers at Harvard University has entered its second week, with Senator Elizabeth Warren joining the picket line Oct. 11.

Support for Public Schools Critical

October 12, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - Last Thursday October 6th, thousands of educators and parents across New York State walked around their schools to bring attention to the underfunding of public schools. Concurrently, the annual march to Albany was also taking place.

Chicago Teachers Reach Tentative Contract Deal

October 12, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago. IL - Minutes before their midnight deadline to go on strike, the Chicago Teachers Union announced they had reached a tentative contract agreement with the city school board Oct. 10.

Investment in CUNY Eccential

October 10, 2016  
By Stephanie West

New York, NY – With City University of New York continuing to fall in disrepair, CUNY faculty, staff and students placed pictures of leaky ceilings, cracked and crumbling walls, drinking-fountains with brown water on  social media. The photos were shared on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #ReclaimOurSchools.

Harvard Dining Services Go on Strike

October 10, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Cambridge, MA - Harvard University’s dining service workers went on strike Oct. 5, demanding a minimum salary of $35,000 a year, year-round work, and no cuts in their health benefits.

NEA Links Trump to School Bullying

October 9, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The National Education Association is marking National Bullying Prevention Month by launching a campaign tying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to schoolyard bullying.

NYC and Day Care Workers Settle Contract

October 5, 2016 
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - New York City has settle a contract dispute that has been stalled for many years under the Bloomberg administration.

Charter-School Company to Pay Fired Teachers $100G

October 5, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Detroit, MI - A company that runs four charter schools in the Detroit area agreed Sept. 30 to pay more than $100,000 to eight teachers it fired last February, settling a complaint they filed with the National Labor Relations Board.

Chicago Teachers Set Strike for Oct. 11

October 4, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL - The Chicago Teachers Union announced Sept. 28 that it will go on strike Oct. 11 if it can’t reach a contract agreement with city public schools.

NYC and Day Care Workers Settle Contract

October 3, 2016  
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - New York City has settle a contract dispute that has been stalled for many years under the Bloomberg administration. The agreement provides the first comprehensive salary increase since 2006 for teachers and staff working in New York City day care centers. This landmark contract establishes competitive teacher salaries while upgrading health benefits of workers.

‘Roaring’ The Reply “Yesterday” When Asked ‘When’ They Wanted A Contract…

October 2, 2016 
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  

Buffalo, NY - They came by the thousands, with New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) President Karen Magee telling WNYLaborToday.com she believed the number to be as many as 5,000, to voice their displeasure about working without a contract for more than 12 years now – and it’s a sure bet Buffalo’s Board of Education heard their message, loud and clear.

UFT targets Excessive Paperwork

October 1, 2016   
By Joe Loverde
Reprinted:
uft.org

New York, NY - The UFT is intent this year on enforcing a pair of key provisions from the 2014 contract: to reduce excessive paperwork and to make sure the Department of Education provides all educators in core subjects with appropriate curriculum.


 

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