Samantha Winslow

Three years after their strike won national headlines, teachers, paraprofessionals, and clinicians are angry over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new attack.

In Chicago, 12 South Side community activists are on a hunger strike to force the school board to re-open their neighborhood high school.

Teachers have returned to work as they review their tentative agreement. While some were disappointed at the wage increases, they won on other important issues, including evaluations.

On the heels of one-day strikes, Washington's highest court announced it will start charging a penalty of $100,000 a day for illegally underfunding public schools.

Organizing Is the Key to Surviving Friedrichs

A decision that makes the whole public sector “right to work” could be devastating. But public sector workers didn’t always have legal protection to unionize, bargain, or strike. They won those rights—by organizing without them.

After saving the Affordable Care Act again and protecting same-sex couples' right to marry, the justices ended their term by opting to hear the case that public sector unions have been trying to make go away.

Remember the Hawaii teachers who in 2012 led a statewide work-to-rule campaign against low pay? This spring they won the top three spots in the Hawaii State Teachers Association—but the union’s board of directors is refusing to let them take office.

Teachers and counselors at Los Angeles’ largest charter school chain are thinking big. Instead of unionizing school by school, they’re pushing Alliance College-Ready Charter Schools to agree to ground rules for organizing, without boss interference, at all 26 schools in the chain.

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