Sunday, March 18, 2018

Deal Reached to End Jersey City Teacher Strike

A deal was reached tonight to end the Jersey City teachers' strike after a 13-hour negotiation session Sunday between school district and union officials.

The tentative agreement on a new teachers' contract, if approved by the nine-member school board and members of the teachers union, would end an eight-month dispute between the 29,000-student district and its 3,100 teachers.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Victory For West Virginia Teachers

After nine days on strike, West Virginia teachers—among the lowest paid in the nation—have won sorely needed salary increases and the promise of more affordable health care. In a state with a history of union allegiance, their solidarity resulted in a 5 percent raise for all state employees. “That victory is a testament to the voice and determination, the resilience and compassion, and the collective power and organizing of the educators of this state,” said AFT President Randi Weingarten, who was with the strikers when they settled. Referring to the U.S. Supreme Court case attacking unions, she added that the win has implications beyond West Virginia. “We will rise up.”

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