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May 31, 2019

New teacher contracts still have fair share fees

It’s been almost a year since Janus v. AFSCMEoverturned 40 years of government-sector labor precedent. Now, employees who decide ...

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May 23, 2019

National proposal to make ousting a union easier highlights Pennsylvania’s shortcomings

Private sector and public sector workers have different rules when it comes to unionizing. The first group is governed by ...

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May 16, 2019

Again, not all teachers want to strike

As teacher strikes continue, news is emerging of educators who don't want to walk out. They argue that strikes hurt ...

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May 10, 2019

Risking children’s futures to score political point

Pittsburgh native Katy Phillips is a finance professional with options. She doesn’t have to teach math in a public ...

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May 3, 2019

The power of local

In 2015, the Memphis-Shelby County Education Association became America’s second-largest teachers’ union to leave the NEA and create their own ...

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April 23, 2019

“We Have the Right to Know!” FTT at Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

We’ve never seen more excitement at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference than in 2019. Each year in Harrisburg, the “PLC” brings ...

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April 9, 2019

Six facts about state & national unions

As anyone who’s been a public school teacher can tell you, plenty of false messages circulate about union membership: ...

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March 26, 2019

I left PSEA/NEA. Now I want an independent local union.

Public school teacher David Chaump explains how the PSEA/NEA's lack of transparency and political agenda prompted him to leave ...

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March 19, 2019

Back a no-brainer notice to let workers know they’re free

Yesterday, the Labor and Industry Committee of the Pennsylvania House passed HB 785, a bill that would notify public school teachers ...

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