Category: K-12 Schools
ALEC Wants to Indoctrinate High School Students
ALEC, the corporate front for right-wing “model” state legislation such as the right-to-work scam, is now working to politically indoctrinate America’s young people with a high school graduation requirement that promotes its extremist views.
Furlough Threat? Get AFSCME Strong!
When the Jefferson County (Kentucky) Public School Board tried to balance its budget on the backs of hardworking AFSCME members, they didn’t just put a stop to the school board’s plan. Through AFSCME Strong training, members emerged stronger than ever.
Kentucky Court Rejects Fair Share Fees Challenge
Jefferson Co., Kentucky Public Schools classroom aides, teacher assistants and other paraprofessionals scored an important legal victory June 8, protecting their rights to have a voice in improving classroom conditions and to advocate for their students.
NY School Bus Driver Honored for Safety Record
Barbara DeLong, a school bus driver who cares deeply about the safety of the children in her care, was honored recently as the School Bus Driver of the Year by Dutchess County, New York.
Insourcing Wins Continue for N.J. Local 2262
When students go on vacation this summer, AFSCME members who are tradesmen for Jersey City Public Schools will renovate two more school cafeterias, adding to an ever-expanding list of repair and maintenance jobs that have been insourced.
Atlanta, Leading Nation in Income Inequality, Needs Unions
For the second year in a row, Atlanta ranks No. 1 among American cities with the highest level of income inequality, according to a recent study released by the Brookings Institution, a prominent Washington-based think tank.
Atlanta School Employees Press Mayor to Release Funds
Employees of the Atlanta Public School System (APS) are taking the fight for school children directly to Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed, calling him out for withholding millions of dollars owed to the school system by the city.
Atlanta AFSCME Members Beat Back Aramark
Faced with the loss of their AFSCME-negotiated wages and benefits, and even their jobs, cafeteria workers in Atlanta, members of Local 1644, persuaded school board officials this week to reject a bid by outsourcer Aramark to take over operations.
Insourcing Proves Better, Faster – And Less Expensive
After a yearlong campaign, AFSCME Local 2262 was able to convince the Jersey City School District that insourcing services is not just cheaper but that AFSCME members do the work better.
Atlanta Bus Drivers Win Raises, Full-time Positions
A year of activism pays off for members of AFSCME Local 1644, with an agreement that provides for across-the-board raises and fair pay for a 2013 dispute.
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