School board rejects plan to privatize food services
Long Beach Herald At a contentious July 6 meeting, the board rejected a bid by Chartwells, a food- service company, to take over the district’s food operations and help fill a budget gap.
Community unites against privatizing transportation in local school district
ABC 10 With a deficit in its budget, the Ishpeming Public School District has been looking for ways to cut the budget to leave more money for education. One idea going through the Board of Education is privatizing the busing system for the district.
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on DeVos Nomination
NYC day care $145M deal hikes pay for staffers
New York Daily News City day care providers and their staffers have reached a $145 million deal to provide raises to roughly 2,700 workers.
Five out of Six Eligible Children Unable to Access Child Care Assistance
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CLASP In 2011, only 17 percent—or one in six children—eligible under federal rules actually received any help, leaving five in six children without any assistance.
The Fight for Universal Pre-K: New York Charts a Checkered Path Toward Equal Early Education
Truthout The first day of school is fast approaching, and this fall in New York City it will look a little different, as new mayor Bill de Blasio's signature program, universal pre-kindergarten, rolls out.
MI: Outsourced: Ann Arbor Public Schools hires private company for custodial work
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.
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.
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