In the country’s first charter school strike, educators won pay equity with Chicago Public Schools teachers and paraprofessionals, reduced class sizes, sanctuary school protections and a career path for paraprofessionals.
AFT President Randi Weingarten and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi addressed AFT leaders at the union’s legislative conference this week. Both outlined their plans for the years to come.
In clear defiance of the will of Wisconsin voters, Republican legislators passed a last-minute power grab in Madison.
Chicago Teachers Union members at Acero charter schools made history this week, launching the first charter school strike in the nation’s history. More than 500 teachers and support staff at Acero’s 15 schools have been in contract negotiations for over six months and have been working without a contract since early October, when their previous agreement expired.
The Marriott hotel chain had a data breach of 500 million records related to customers who stayed at Starwood hotels and resorts going back as far as 2014.