Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Assemblyman Thomas Giblin, Guest at Professional Staff Luncheon

Assemblyman Thomas Giblin with Susan Hagen and Jennifer Higgins at the Professional Staff Luncheon. Assemblyman Giblin spoke to a crowd about the upcoming gubernatorial election and what is currently happening in Washington, DC. Assemblyman Giblin encouraged everyone to become more politically active by voting, encouraging others to vote, and to write and call their representatives directly about issues that matter to them.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Continuing Work of the Women's March: 10 ACTIONS / 100 DAYS

From the Women's March:

"We did it! On January 21, over 5 Million of us worldwide and over 1 Million in D.C., came to march, speak and make our voices heard. But it doesn’t end here - now is not the time to hang up our marching shoes - it’s time to get our friends, family and community together and make history. That’s why we’re launching a new campaign: 10 Actions for the first 100 Days."

For information and to get involved, please click here.
AFT Locals 1904 &  6025
Women's March on Washington
January 21, 2017

And now the work begins.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A Continuing Threat to Public Organized Labor

Corporate-backed groups are going after unions by pushing so-called "right-to-work" (RTW) laws at the state level. At the national level, they pushed a U.S. Supreme Court case called Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which would have made right-to-work the law of the land. That effort failed. After Justice Antonin Scalia died last year, the eight remaining justices deadlocked and the case was returned to a lower court, where it remains. But that’s not the end of the matter. Several cases that make essentially the same anti-union arguments as Friedrichs – and seek to undermine public service unions across the country – are making their way through the court system. After Donald Trump’s choice to replace Scalia is approved by the GOP-controlled Congress, the Supreme Court could accept one of those cases and side with those same forces that were behind the Friedrichs case

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Public Higher Education Tenure Under Attack in Missouri

Missouri State Representative Rick Brattin seeks to eliminate tenure at Missouri’s public colleges and universities. HB266/2017, introduced this month, would outlaw awarding tenure in Missouri to faculty members hired after January 1, 2018.

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