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by Brian Young | on Aug 19, 2020

NYC Teachers Issue Strike Threat

New York City is the only big school district in the country that is scheduled to reopen in September for in-person classes. While New York has one of the lowest transmission rates in the country,...

by Brian Young | on Aug 06, 2020

NYC School Plan Puts Teachers at Risk

New York City is set to open schools in just a few weeks with some in-person classes. The plan, which was submitted to the Governor’s office for approval, would include a mix of in-person...

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 Jun 22, 2018

Friday News Briefs: Parental Leave and Another Trump Scam

This was a busy week in labor news. Trump proposed merging the Labor Department and the Education Department and announced his support for a National Right to Work Bill. While all of this drama was...

by Guest Post | on Jan 31, 2018

NYC Public School Teacher Wins Grammy

"My feet will never forget it."   That's what Bronx music teacher Melissa Salguero recalls about walking the red carpet last night at the Grammy Music awards, where she was...

by Brian Young | on Sep 09, 2016

Lockout at college

As the new school year began, students at Long Island University (LIU)- Brooklyn Campus, arrived not to professors in the classroom, but rather outside the school protesting. The protest was not a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 16, 2015

Big Wins in Education

Both Washington and Nueva York saw two major wins in the ongoing fight over education policy.  Bowing to pressure from parents and teachers, both Governor Cuomo, Republicans and Democrats in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 14, 2015

Risking arrest for doing their jobs

MTA bus drivers, members of TWU Local 100 say they are being treated unfairly under Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic deaths. The United Federation of Teachers, DC-37 and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 10, 2015

Asleep at the Wheel? "An Insane Process"

On Thursday, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that over the past 10 years, the 5 NYC pension funds have paid over $2 billion to money managers and have received virtually nothing in return....