North Carolina School Privatization Could Impact Students With Disabilities
Public News Service Advocates for children with disabilities are concerned about the impact North Carolina's expanded charter school and private school voucher program may have on them. . . .
OH: Union-Busting & Privatization On Tap For Dayton Schools In New Year
Plunderbund When school resumes on January 5 for Dayton Public Schools (DPS), an out-of-state company will be in charge of placing substitute teachers (called “reserve teachers” in Dayton) in classrooms.
NY State Official Raises Alarm on Charter Schools - And Gets Ignored
ProPublica One of New York state's top fiscal monitors told ProPublica that audits by his office have found "practices that are questionable at best, illegal at worst" at some charter schools.
Workers win food fight: Decision lets 53 school cafeteria staffers keep their jobs
The Bristol Press A ruling by the state Board of Labor Relations Tuesday said the Board of Education must honor the tentative agreement it negotiated with the union, a deal that the Republican majority on the panel declined to back.
Right-Wing Billionaires To Use California Ruling to Nationally Crush Teachers' Unions
AFSCME Stands with Teachers in Vergara v. California
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued this statement following the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s decision in Vergara v. California.
AFSCME opposes efforts to weaken nutritional improvements in school meals
AFSCME Federal Government Affairs Department
MS: Jackson school board votes not to privatize transportation
The Clarion-Ledger The Jackson Public School Board voted down a proposal by Superintendent Dr. Cedric Gray to outsource transportation during a special meeting Tuesday.
U.S. Supreme Court Might Take Up Rick Scott's "Drug Test Everyone" Plan
Miami News Times Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling.
AFSCME President Blasts House Approval of Budget for Wealthy
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders released the following statement following the House approval of the budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan.
Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight
Truthout Services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice.
OSHA launches new safety and health certificate program for public sector employees
Occupational Safety & Health Administration A new certificate program that provides public sector employees training on occupational safety and health to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in state and local governments.
Senate Committee Passes Education Bill
AFSCME Federal Legislative Report Senate committee votes to reauthorize Elementary and Secondary Education Act that governs K-12 public education.
AFSCME’s Saunders on Chicago Teachers’ Strike
Statement of AFSCME President Lee Saunders on the strike by the Chicago Teachers’ Union
School nurses' duties wide ranging
The Spectrum Nurses deal with everything from students with diabetes to paralysis…
Statement of AFSCME Pres. McEntee on the June Jobs Report
“A Healthy Economy Is the Best Deficit Reduction Strategy”
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on debt ceiling negotiations
Ordinary workers took extraordinary stand, made history
Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor,
Memphis Commercial Appeal Memphis sanitation strike an important turning point in the fight for civil rights, workplace equality
Workers Memorial Day
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on Workers Memorial Day
California Voters Favor Taxing the Rich to Fend Off School Cuts
Michael B. Marois,
Bloomberg Voters support raising the top rate of state income taxes to prevent public-school funding cuts.
Countering the Siege
New York Times AFSCME President McEntee on how attacks on public service workers have energized union members and our allies in a growing battle over workers’ rights.
Federal budget cuts hit health, labor, education hardest
Dispatch Politics More than half of $38 billion in spending cuts hit education, labor and health programs.
GOP Budget Slashes Pell Grants
Julie Margetta Morgan,
Center for American Progress The House Budget Committee's budget proposal contained unprecedented cuts to the Pell Grant program.
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