Posts Tagged ‘AFT’

Sep
2016
13

Reckless, Extreme Nature of Long Island University Teacher Lockout Stuns Onlookers

Reckless, Extreme Nature of Long Island University Teacher Lockout Stuns Onlookers
  Long Island University (LIU) has locked out four hundred unionized faculty members from its Brooklyn campus over an ongoing contract dispute. LIU professors have been barred from campus, are not being paid, and have lost their health insurance. The dispute centers on disparities between salaries at the Brooklyn campus and the suburban Long...
Jun
2015
19

On Daily Show, Bill Clinton Touts Building Trades, AFT Pension Investments and Greening of Buildings

On Daily Show, Bill Clinton Touts Building Trades, AFT Pension Investments and Greening of Buildings
  Appearing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, former President Bill Clinton took some time to talk about the Clinton Global Initiative, specifically noting the success of a Building Trades program which came to fruition following a conversation with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.  The program uses union pension funds to create...
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Oct
2014
30

Host of Voices Shout Down Time Magazine’s Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover

Host of Voices Shout Down Time Magazine's Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover
  On Monday, November 3rd Time Magazine will publish a cover that has teachers across the nation up in arms.  Claiming that, “It’s Nearly Impossible to Fire a Bad Teacher,” the cover is not representative of the article itself, which has already been published online.  The polarizing front image could have a tremendously negative...
Oct
2014
7

Philadelphia Teachers Union Contract Unilaterally Cancelled as PA’s “War on Teachers” Rages On

Philadelphia Teachers Union Contract Unilaterally Cancelled as PA's
  On Monday morning the School Reform Commission (SRC) voted to cancel the contract of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT), a move of questionable legality that should ultimately land the two sides in court.  Using what they believed to be power granted by Act 46, the state takeover law, the SRC voted unanimously to [&hellip...
Jul
2014
2

Many MN, MD, VT Home Care Workers Appear Undeterred by Harris v. Quinn

Many MN, MD, VT Home Care Workers Appear Undeterred by Harris v. Quinn
  The precedent set by the Supreme Court’s decision in Harris v. Quinn is having immediate impact in states such as Minnesota, Vermont, and Maryland where home care workers recently won the right to organize and bargain collectively.   Home health care workers in Minnesota and Maryland are considered “partial-public employees,” and...
Jun
2014
30

At Clinton Conference, North America’s Building Trades Announce $10B in Infrastructure Funding; Union Contributions Crucial

At Clinton Conference, North America's Building Trades Announce $10B in Infrastructure Funding; Union Contributions Crucial
  At last week’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) conference in Denver, Colorado the AFL-CIO announced they were early in meeting their goal of raising $10 billion to invest in America’s infrastructure.  In 2011, the AFL-CIO pledged to raise the funds in five years, but on Tuesday they were pleased to announce they had already raised...
Nov
2013
8

Walker’s Wish: Union Revenue Dropping Sharply in WI Since Act 10’s Implementation

  This is not news. But if it were, it would be bad news. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s clear vision for stripping unions of their power has been realized. New union revenue numbers show just how deep the Act 10-inflicted wound is. From The Cap Times: Total revenue for the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the [&hellip...
Dec
2011
20

Unions Lead Effort to Turn a West Virginia County Around

Unions Lead Effort to Turn a West Virginia County Around
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), known mostly for their transformative work in urban areas, is bringing hope to those in Appalachia who have seen devastating heartache over the past decade as the coal industry that once stimulated their economies has failed to provide like it once could. In places like McDowell County, the southernmost...
Dec
2011
5

BCTD, AFT Go All-In on Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge

BCTD, AFT Go All-In on Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge
At a Chicago meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that a broad coalition of 14 partners including the AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), will take President Obama up on his “better building challenge” with a $4...