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November 30, 2020

“I opted out of the United Federation of Teachers . . .”

Gina Friedlander is a substitute teacher in New York City represented by the United Federation of Teachers. She decided to ...

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October 20, 2020

Jerry Jordan is Gambling With Your Livelihood

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan is asking Philadelphia teachers to authorize him to unilaterally call a strike if ...

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October 8, 2020

“Work to Rule” = Strike

Multiple outlets are reporting that the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (“PFT”) is considering a “work to rule” action. PFT’s ...

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October 5, 2020

Just Checking: Do You Still Want to Pay Union Dues?

Later this month, one state will start checking with state employees before taking union dues out of their paychecks. Michigan’...

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April 14, 2021

Embattled Cuomo looks to labor for support

By Suzanne Bates As the number of sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mount, the embattled governor ...

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April 6, 2021

Politicians and unions throw up roadblocks – here’s how they can be overcome

In 2018, after the Supreme Court said in Janus v. AFSCME that every public employee in the country had the First ...

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March 25, 2021

New York City teachers’ union still pushing for stringent school closure policy

In New York City, it takes only two unrelated cases of covid-19 to shut down an entire school – a policy ...

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March 24, 2021

Analysis: The AFL-CIO is attacking the filibuster – here’s why

With a Democratic trifecta in the House, Senate and White House, labor leaders can almost taste victory as they work ...

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March 18, 2021

Labor unions rush to make endorsements in NYC mayoral race

New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, who is considered the frontrunner in the race to replace Mayor Bill de ...

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March 9, 2021

10 Reasons Public-Sector Employees Choose Not to Belong to a Union

Many of the concerns and frustrations we’ve heard fall into the same categories, so we thought we’d compile ...

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March 4, 2021

PSEA changes opt-out address, website not updated

A teacher who wanted to opt-out of paying dues to the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) found out the union ...

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February 26, 2021

Unionsplaining

Can teachers’ unions really speak for the majority of teachers? The media speaks to teachers’ union officials when they want ...

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February 16, 2021

Union officials declare support for Gov. Wolf budget, which includes middle-class tax increase

Union officials or union-funded organizations made up the majority of listed supporters of the budget plan put forward by Pennsylvania ...

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February 12, 2021

Chicago teachers dismiss union pressure in return to classroom, will other teachers follow suit?

Teachers in Chicago overwhelmingly sided with city leaders when they voted to accept the city’s proposal to reopen schools, ...

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