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Details of LA Strike Settlement

After six days on strike, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) won a new – and positive – contract from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Copies of the tentative agreement circulated to the 31,000 union members, including those still on the picket lines. Chapter chairs at the district’s 1,240 schools conducted votes to approve the agreement, which passed. That […]

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7,500 Fired New Orleans Teachers Fight for Justice

Attorney Willie Zanders filed a petition in October 2014 for the U.S. Supreme Court to review Louisiana Supreme Courts decision not in favor of the wrongful termination of all 7,500 Orleans Parish public school employees nearly ten years ago. The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled 5-2 against the public school employees stating that the employee’s rights were not violated and the […]

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7,000 Fired New Orleans Unionized School Workers Headed for Big Payday?

NEW ORLEANS –It’s taken nine years, but some 7,000 former New Orleans school workers – teachers, principals, secretaries, social workers, para-professionals and others – may be headed for a multimillion-dollar win of back wages and penalties this fall. Whether they will get the money depends on the Louisiana Supreme Court, which heard the case on Sept. 4.  It set no […]

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Justices Unanimously Back Public Employee Whistleblower

In a win for unions, public workers and whistleblowers, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously backed an Alabama whistleblower whom his boss illegally fired for testifying about fraud to a grand jury and a trial jury.

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Radical Right Opens New Front in War on Schools via Calif. Anti-Tenure Ruling

 WASHINGTON (PAI)–The Radical Right, already known for its war on schools and unions – including teachers unions – through stripping workers’ collective bargaining rights, denying unions money to operate and sending taxpayer money to private schools, opened a new front: Denying teachers tenure and other legal protections.             That conclusion comes after Right Wing advocates cheered the June 10 ruling by […]

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California Judge Rules 5 Laws Governing Hiring and Firing Practices of Teachers Unconstitutional

On June 10th, California Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled in favor of the plaintiff’s in the case Vergara v. State of California reports POLITICO. The plaintiffs in the case were nine students who felt that they were put at a disadvantage and that their education suffered as a result of having poor teachers. The students claimed that the teachers did […]

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N.Y. Teachers, Allies Mass March vs. ‘Teach To The Test’

ALBANY, N.Y.—Thousands of New York unionized teachers and their supporters descended on the state capital in Albany on June 8 for a mass march against overrelying on standardized tests to measure schools’ success – the so-called “teach to the test” pressure – and to demand more investment in public schools.

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Press Release: School Administrators Union Joins with Teachers to Endorse ‘Bully’ Documentary

A new documentary that challenges the education community to address and prevent school bullying now has the endorsement of the nation’s only school administrators’ union. The American Federation of School Administrators added its members’ voices to those of the American Federation of Teachers and others who have called the documentary “Bully” one of this year’s most important films.

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