Van Roekel: ‘We will not bow to individuals and special interests who want to dismantle the rights of working people and the stability of middle class families.’
Now more than ever, American workers need to have their voices heard. Workers who exercise their right to organize for better wages and working conditions are more likely to get their fair share of the economic growth they are helping to create. And when workers are rewarded financially for their hard work, the American economy ultimately benefits too.
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel on Saturday commented on the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords during a constituent event in Tucson, Ariz., that left six dead and 12 injured, including a former member of the Arizona Education Association.
Selected Facebook groups and pages from various states that can keep you up to date and tell you how to help when the time comes to take quick, coordinated action.
Throughout the evening and night, Education Votes will be tracking election results and updating this space with profiles of some of our Education Champions.
The U.S. Senate is currently considering education jobs funding that could help save 138,000 educator jobs nationwide. We need you to encourage your Senators to support this important legislation by sharing your personal stories on how layoffs and other funding cuts are affecting you, your local schools, and your community.
by Tim Walker Public education won big in Arizona last night with the overwhelming approval of Proposition 100, a temporary one-cent sales tax to protect funding for critical public services. Proposition 100 will raise the state’s current sales tax of 5.6 cents on the dollar to 6.6 cents for three years, starting June 1, and … Continued