Post Tagged with: "labor-management"

Labor Dept. Tosses Florida Scheme To Curb Jobless Benefits

MIAMI —A Florida civil rights group’s legal complaint has led the U.S. Labor Department to toss yet another GOP scheme to deny workers jobless benefits, by imposing a qualification test so tough that many workers can’t pass it. And if Florida doesn’t change its rules, DOL warns, it faces loss of federal funds for jobless benefits administration. Florida is one […]

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Leaders: Unions, Environmentalists Face Common Enemies, Need To Get Out Of Single-Issues “SILOS”

WASHINGTON—Unionists and environmentalists face common enemies – in corporate suites and Congress – and must get out of the “silos” of concentrating on their own issues and unite in a wide-ranging coalition, leaders of both groups say. And in a panel discussion at the opening session of the latest “Good Jobs, Green Jobs” conference, in D.C., on April 15, they […]

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Over Labor, Dem Opposition, House Narrowly Oks Anti-NLRB Bill

WASHINGTON —Over labor and Democratic opposition, the GOP-run House narrowly approved legislation (HR1120) to try to shut down the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). But the measure, passed 219-209 on the afternoon of April 12, has virtually no chance in the Democratic-run Senate and Democratic President Barack Obama’s Office of Management and Budget has already declared it would recommend he […]

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Labor-Management Collaboration Conference Sparks Discussions

A first-of-its-kind conference on labor-management collaboration held in Denver in February has been considered by its conveners a historic effort to transform the relationship among superintendents, school boards and teachers into a partnership to boost student achievement.

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President Woodard’s Response on the Denver Labor-Management Collaboration Conference

A first-of-its-kind conference on labor-management collaboration was held in Denver in February by the U.S. Department of Education. The focus was on the relationships between superintendents, school boards and teachers, and how student achievement could be boosted through successful collaboration. AFSA President Diann Woodard attended the meeting.

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Test-Driven Education Reform Could Set Up Kids To Fail

Originally published on The Huffington Post February 2011.

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