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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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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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February 8, 2021

Unions preach progressive taxes, practice regressive dues

Unions have recently come out in support of progressive tax increases in several states, including New York and Pennsylvania. But ...

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January 23, 2021

Unions cheer after Biden fires labor attorneys

One of Biden’s first actions as president was to fire Peter Robb, general counsel for the National Labor Relations ...

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January 22, 2021

Biden’s executive actions pit blue collar unions vs progressive unions

President Joe Biden ran on a pro-union platform and has been called one of the most union-friendly presidents ever elected, ...

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January 21, 2021

Do Unions Speak for Teachers on School Closures?

The voices of actual teachers are hard to hear in the otherwise very loud debate about whether or not schools ...

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January 8, 2021

Biden taps former union president to head US Department of Labor

President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly chosen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, 53, to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. Walsh has ...

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January 7, 2021

Member Spotlight: Jayme Hollenbach

“Believe in you. No matter who says what to whom about you, it isn’t true until you believe it.” ...

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December 22, 2020

News reports say Biden picks Miguel Cardona for Education Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly chosen Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona to run the Department of Education, passing over two ...

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