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Washington Window: An Unhappy Anniversary

Mid-January of 2014 marks the unhappy fourth anniversary of one of the defining moments in U.S. politics.  No, not an election, but a court ruling.             That’s because in January 2010, the GOP-named 5-man majority on the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Citizens United, the infamous court case.             There, the justices declared “money is speech,” in so many words, and […]

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Election Follow-Up: Local ATU President Wins N.Y. City Council Seat; Three Unionists Win Vancouver, Wash., Offices

Election Follow-Up: Local ATU President Wins N.Y. City Council Seat; Three Unionists Win Vancouver, Wash., Offices

NEW YORK —Union members won more than just the Boston mayor’s race on Nov. 5, returns from around the country show.  Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056 President I. Dameek Miller is a new New York City council member, and two unionists won seats on a commission to draft a new charter for Clark County, Wash., which includes Vancouver.  A third […]

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AFSA Member’s School Awarded $5,000 Grant Through AFL-CIO Adopt-A-School Program

AFSA Member’s School Awarded $5,000 Grant Through AFL-CIO Adopt-A-School Program

On November 8, the American Federation of Teachers presented Gwendolyn Payton, principal of Anne Beers Elementary School and member of AFSA Local 4, the Council of School Officers in Washington, D.C., a $5000 award made possible by the AFL-CIO Adopt-A-School program. The program is designed to award 20 public schools across the nation a one-time grant of $5000 in commemoration […]

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