- Unions oppose employee rights with false claims re: Janus
- Mar 21, 8:55 AM: Several labor unions opposed legislation to ensure public employees’ rights under Janus v. AFSCME was opposed by unions this week and made several false and deceptive claims in the process.
- A Minneapolis parent and a teacher talk teachers strike, 10 days in
- > Mar 18, 8:06 AM: Some parents aren’t happy about the disruption to their children’s education. John Champe has two daughters in middle school in the Minneapolis district. He joined host Cathy Wurzer to talk about what the strike has been like for
- LAUSD still negotiating with teachers union over masking
- Mar 18, 8:03 AM: In addition to question of if or when to lift the masking requirement, parties also negotiating over when to end weekly COVID-19 testing.
- Minneapolis teacher strike enters day 10, St. Paul teachers ratify new contract
- > Mar 17, 8:52 AM: Teachers in the Minneapolis Public School district will be picketing again Thursday, as their strike enters the tenth day. Wednesday, both sides said progress was made in negotiations and talks extended into the evening
- Seattle teachers rally to be included in district decisions
- > Mar 17, 8:49 AM: Seattle educators are pushing back against Seattle Public Schools’ move to make masks optional in classrooms and buses — an issue the teachers union says exemplifies repeated “unilateral decision making” by the
- Chicago Public Schools’ mask-optional rule survives initial challenge by teachers union
- > Mar 17, 8:47 AM: A hearing in the matter has been set for June, around the time the school year will end. There was discussion Wednesday among the board members that the hearing may be moved up to April if schedules allow. That news provided little
- Chicago Public Schools defends its vaccine mandate for teachers in court
- > Mar 16, 9:28 AM: Chicago Public Schools defended its COVID-19 policies in a downstate courtroom Tuesday as six CPS teachers try again to prevent the district from requiring them to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or undergo weekly
- St. Paul teachers vote on tentative contract, as negotiations continue in Minneapolis
- Mar 16, 9:22 AM: St. Paul teacher union members are voting on a tentative new contract that was agreed upon just hours before they nearly went on strike last week.
- A first school day without mask mandates, except in L.A., where teachers union is in talks
- > Mar 15, 9:46 AM: Across Los Angeles County and throughout California, students and teachers on Monday had the option to take their masks off in class or keep them on — and their decisions varied. A major exception was L.A. Unified, where a mask
- Bonuses, raises, class-size limits: The deal that averted another St. Paul teacher strike
- Mar 15, 9:35 AM: The deadline deal that averted a St. Paul teacher strike last week featured $3,000 bonuses, 2 percent raises and modest class-size reductions, according to documents the union shared with its members.
- Gov. Stitt targeted unions in State of the State address, but legislature avoids major action
- > Mar 15, 9:33 AM: During his State of the State address last month, Gov. Kevin Stitt criticized teacher unions for pushing liberal curriculum theories and keeping school buildings closed, while erroneously claiming union dues are automatically
- No deal in sight to end Minneapolis teachers’ strike as new school week looms
- Mar 14, 5:56 AM: Officials with the Minneapolis Public Schools and Minneapolis Federation of Teachers traded proposals and counter-proposals over the weekend, but a deal to end a strike by the MFT remains elusive.
- Sacramento teachers and staff authorize a strike. No date has been set
- > Mar 11, 9:04 AM: Members of two unions representing teachers, maintenance workers, bus drivers and other staff in the Sacramento City Unified School District voted Thursday to authorize a strike if district officials continue “to negotiate in bad
- Minneapolis teachers strike continues as union and district remain far apart on deal
- Mar 11, 9:03 AM: "I can make more money right now going to work at Target than I do working for Minneapolis Public Schools, and that is difficult," one educator said.
- Editorial: Exam results in: Horrific reading losses mean Weingarten must go
- > Mar 10, 10:30 AM: Now the numbers are in. And they confirm what she denied but every parent knew: Closed schools hurt our kids. Because of the senseless policies Weingarten championed, our youngest students are missing crucial reading
- Minneapolis teachers union pushes support-staff raises; district questions how much it can afford
- > Mar 10, 10:26 AM: Wages for support staffers have proven a key issue in the negotiations between the Minneapolis teachers union and the school district. The city's educators began their strike Tuesday after union and school officials were unable to
- RI Center for Freedom and Prosperity alleges teacher contracts are unconstitutional
- Mar 10, 9:43 AM: A report issued Wednesday by an advocacy group alleges that the union dues-paying requirements in at least 10 Rhode Island school district contracts violate a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
- The Chicago teachers’ union vows to fight a plan to lift a school mask mandate.
- > Mar 9, 10:07 AM: Chicago Public Schools has announced plans to lift a mask requirement in the third-largest U.S. school district starting next week, infuriating members of the teachers’ union who stopped reporting to school buildings for a week in
- In St. Paul, deal with teachers brings relief for schools, families
- > Mar 9, 9:49 AM: The news brought a sigh of relief from many parents concerned about more lost school time for their children after two years of pandemic chaos, said Tonya Draughn, who has a daughter and several grandchildren in the St. Paul
- While Parents Worry, Minneapolis Teachers Hit The Picket Line
- > Mar 9, 9:45 AM: "We all have real jobs,” said Molly Dengler, whose first-grade son attends a Spanish immersion elementary school in downtown Minneapolis. “Maybe today they could call out of work, but it’s not sustainable to keep calling out of