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Ed Funding Collection Notices to Governor

November 14, 2016  
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -  Today,  parents, teachers and community members walked to Governor Cuomo’s regional office in New York City to deliver a package of invoices for education funding that advocates say is 10 years overdue to local schools.

New York State Funds Pre - K

November 13, 2016  
By Stephanie West

Albany, NY - A special New York State funding program aims to support the expansion of pre-k as part of the State’s ongoing efforts to promote early education. The project specifically targets high-need districts.  More than 1,500 three-year-old students across New York will benefit from this grant.

Peter Quinn Appointed DOE Chief Information Officer

November 10, 2016   
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY – Peter Quinn has been appointed Chief Information Officer for the Department of Education (DOE) .

Harvard Food Strike Ends as Workers OK Contract

October 31, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Cambridge, MA - The three-week strike by dining-hall workers at Harvard University ended Oct. 27, the morning after they voted 583-1 to ratify a five-year contract.

Harvard Strikers: University Trying To Crush American Working People

October 27, 2016  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News
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Hartford, CT - For Aaron Duckett and the 750 striking Harvard Dining Hall workers their struggle is not only for better wages but a battle against forces trying to crush America's working class.

Connecticut State Attorneys Vote to Join AFT

October 27, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Hartford, CO - Connecticut’s 179 assistant attorneys general have voted by a nearly 2-to-1 margin to join the American Federation of Teachers Connecticut. The results were announced Oct. 18.

CTA: Trump Is Result Of GOP Putting Party Over Country

October 26, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Los Angeles, California - Teacher's Association President Eric Heins says educators are with Secretary Clinton for President because she has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to kids and education.

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.


 

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