by Brian Young | on Jul 20, 2020

A Strike for Black Lives

Thousands of essential workers took part in a Strike for Black Lives on Monday, walking off the job for eight minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd.

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 13, 2020

Trump and DeVos Have No Plan to Reopen Schools

Last week, Trump announced that schools would reopen in the fall regardless of the situation around COVID-19. He even took to Twitter to threaten states with a reduction in funding if they do not...

by Brian Young | on Jun 08, 2020

1.5 Million Government Employees Laid Off

One hundred days into the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown, almost all states and local municipalities have begun to reopen. Even New York City, the hardest-hit area in the country, has entered Phase 1...

by Brian Young | on May 12, 2020

Rochester Lays-Off 198 Teachers

Near-record unemployment, falling revenue for state and local governments, and a huge budget deficit are causing more layoffs for teachers in Rochester, New York. Even before the crisis, the district...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 29, 2020

Teachers Will Strike if Trump Forces School ReOpen

On a call with the nation’s Governors on Monday, Trump suggested that states consider reopening schools before the end of the year, saying “Many are thinking about their school system....

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 28, 2020

McConnell Refusing to Pay Police Pensions

In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the following:

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 13, 2020

Teachers Unions on Coronavirus: Close the Schools

With Trump declaring a national emergency around coronavirus, many local governments are deciding how best to keep people safe. At a national level, some unions are pushing for more funding to aid in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 21, 2020

AFT Announces Presidential Endorsement

The third-largest union in the country, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has made an endorsement in the Democratic primary. However, their unique endorsement may not clear things up for...

by Guest Post | on Feb 13, 2020

Teachers Unions: End Active School Shooter Drills

Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (Everytown), the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Education Association r (link is external)released a new (link is external)report (...

by Guest Post | on Oct 31, 2019

Warren's Prek-12 Plan is a "Game changer"

As the AFT continues to engage members in the presidential election and candidates continue to address issues relevant to working families, the education plan released by presidential candidate...