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UFT follows AQE’s lead, sends letter opposing SUNY charter regulations

The United Federations of Teachers took the State University of New York’s board of trustees to task for its proposal to lower teacher qualifications for SUNY-authorized charter schools.

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RWDSU praises Sheila Oliver as candidate for NJ lieutenant governor

Two presidents of locals RWDSU chapters in New Jersey heaped praised on gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy’s new running mate.

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NYSNA, 1199, advocates and politicians denounce Senate health care vote

Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of the motion to proceed with debate on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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Ruben Wills guilty of corruption

A jury found New York City Council Member Ruben Wills guilty on five counts in a corruption trial.

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AFL-CIO verbally attacks Trump’s NLRB nominees

President Donald Trump’s nominees for the National Labor Relations Board have met the ire of the AFL-CIO.

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Graduate workers continue to organize on NY campuses

Summer classes dominating college campuses across New York City and fewer students around than normal haven’t stopped graduate workers from organizing.

De Blasio signs on to expand charter schools

After Albany granted him a two-year extension on mayoral control of public schools, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to repay with a favor to the charter schools.

Pleasure Chest workers vote to join RWDSU

Fast food workers aren’t the only ones who’ve wanted to organize.

Minneapolis City Council passes $15 minimum wage

Right before the July Fourth holiday, thousands of Minneapolis workers got a welcomed treat.

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Attorney generals sue Department of Education for abandoning student protections

Eighteen state attorneys general, and one from the District of Columbia, have taken their grievances with Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education to court.

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