Labor & Education

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SF College Faculty Strike for Justice

Posted April 28, 2016 by Carl Finamore

AFT  2121 Says Stop Class Reductions & Pay Cuts After one frustrating year of union bargaining, AFT 2121 faculty at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) conducted a one-day unfair labor practice strike “of all classes at all eleven campuses”
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How Workers Lose in Negotiations: The ABCs of Corporate Rip-Offs

Posted March 3, 2016 by Carl Finamore

Unlike the ninety percent of American workers who have only their own personal voice to influence their wages, benefits and working conditions, union employees use their collective organization to establish guarantees. And, union workers come to negotiations very well prepared
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Sacramento Waiters Make $50 an Hour, TV Station Claims

Posted February 18, 2016 by Seth Sandronsky

What can happen when voters use electoral politics to raise the minimum wage? For one thing, some mainstream media can go on the attack by editorializing in coverage that poses as “news.” Take, for example, ABC Channel 10’s recent television
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Why Aren’t Public Schools Too Big To Fail?

Posted February 8, 2016 by Steven Singer

There’s a new fad sweeping the nation. It’s called “Educational Accountability.” Here’s how it works. If your neighborhood school can’t afford to pay its bills, just close it. That’s right. Don’t help. Don’t look for ways to save money. Don’t
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Moshe Marvit’s Six “Friedrichs” Takeaways

Posted January 14, 2016 by Bill Raden

On Monday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a lawsuit that targets Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, a nearly 40-year cornerstone of labor-management relations. At stake is the principle that, although public employees
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