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University of Illinois-Chicago faculty wage two-day strike

Pushed to the wall after 18 months of bargaining for a first contract, 1,100 faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago went on strike Feb. 18 and 19. It was the first strike in recent memory at a research institution and, as such, generated a lot of media attention both in Chicago and across the nation.

A hand up is not a handout

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.

Court says Mich. research assistants have right to bargain

A United States District Court has ruled that the Legislature and governor of Michigan violated the state's constitution in 2012, when they passed and signed into law a provision saying graduate research assistants at the University of Michigan are students, not employees, and therefore don't have the right to decide on the question of collective bargaining.

Response to Arapahoe High School shooting

  As tragedies such as these unfold, reports of the bravery and selflessness of teachers, school staff and first responders are always remarkable.  Thank you to all who keep the children of our communities safe.

Thousands come together for National Day of Action

The National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education brought together thousands of educators, parents, students and community members who attended more than 100 events around the country, despite challenging weather conditions in many locations.

Early learning: This is not a test

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the necessity of making early childhood education a priority in this country.