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AFT’s Weingarten parrots Clinton’s statement on Pence’s education record

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten isn’t a fan of the Republican vice presidential nominee.

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Council speaker’s Right to Know position not sitting well with activists

The City Council speaker has left it up to the police to fix themselves.

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Unions representing health-care workers push for workplace safety policies

A group of labor unions representing health-care workers across the country want the federal government to ensure workplace safety for their constituents.

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Weingarten praises Democrats’ education stances for convention platform

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten offered nothing but praise for the Democratic Party after delegates passed amendments that bridged Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s platforms.

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Lawsuit seeks to preserve recording of police activity without retaliation

A man who was arrested, allegedly in retaliation for recording cops, filed a federal lawsuit last week.

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Health professionals vote to join the AFT

Health care workers in Montana, Connecticut and New Jersey recently voted to join the American Federation of Teachers.

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DC37 endorses Jamaal Bailey for state senator

Last week, New York State Senate candidate Jamaal Bailey scored a major endorsement from the biggest public union in New York City.

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1199SEIU praises passing of Home Health Aide Bill

The end of the latest session in the New York State legislature saw a few groups unsatisfied that their cause wasn’t considered and some that were ecstatic.

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AFT’s Weingarten reacts to Fisher v. University of Texas decision

In a 4-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court said that race could still be a factor in college admissions.

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Espaillat endorsed by CWA and Workers United

New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat got some more good news this month after being endorsed by both the CWA Local 1101 and the SEIU affiliate Workers United for New York’s 13th Congressional District.

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