Unions

The latest news about unions in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran Orange County, Calif., public school teacher, was the lead plaintiff in a suit by nonunion teachers opposed to paying service fees to the California Teachers Association.
—Greg Schneider/The Center for Individual Rights/AP

Fee-Payer Issue Still Alive, Despite Close Call for Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court's deadlock in a case over teachers' union fees for non-members was a relief for organized labor, but cases on the issue still percolate in the lower courts. (April 12, 2016)

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09/20 04:23 pm | Several Districts Start the Year With Teacher Strikes | Teachers in Burlington, Vt., are headed back to work after a four-day strike. But strikes continue in two Pennsylvania districts.

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Joining Forces
This special report examines the attempts by a small but growing number of districts and unions to work together to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers and, in turn, improve the achievement of schoolchildren.

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To be eligible for a share of $400 million in new Race to the Top grants, districts had to prove they had union buy-in.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week
A state-by-state report concludes that Hawaii has the strongest teachers' union, and Arizona has the weakest.
November 7, 2012 – Education Week
October 31, 2012 – Education Week
An effort by the district to win a $40-million grant has unraveled after the L.A. teachers union declined to sign the application.
October 30, 2012 – McClatchy-Tribune
Though policy differences may have dampened enthusiasm for some, many teachers back President Obama for re-election.
October 24, 2012 – Education Week
Four writers explore the implications of the recent teachers' strike in Chicago.
October 3, 2012 – Education Week
Voters in various states will decide on teacher evaluations, funding, and charter school access, among other issues.
September 26, 2012 – Education Week
A union of about 100,000 Wisconsin employees sent letters Thursday requesting negotiations on new contracts, based on a court ruling striking down parts of the state's bargaining law for public workers.
September 21, 2012 – McClatchy-Tribune
The tentative contract reached with teachers presents another tall hurdle: how the cash-strapped district will pay for it.
September 26, 2012 | Updated: March 10, 2017 – Education Week
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today offered no specifics on how he'll pay for raises and other new costs in the Chicago Teachers Union contract.
September 19, 2012 – McClatchy-Tribune

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