“It’s time for Gov. Rauner to drop the campaign against unions and concentrate on improving our schools and balancing our state’s budget.”
Issue Workers’ Rights
This week Eastern WA educators going on strike for school funding, right to work in IL, MI Gov Snyder’s proposal to split Detroit into 2 districts and a plan in PA to link educator furloughs to evaluation scores.
“The excise tax is not a smart reform–it is a flawed, one-size-fits-all penalty that will degrade workers’ benefits, lead employers to choose less comprehensive plans, and force families to pay more out-of-pocket health care costs.”
This week we feature WA educators striking for smaller class sizes, IL Gov Rauner’s continuing attacks on working families, an upcoming retiree lobby day in CT and the newly released legislative report card in UT.
Week after mid-testimony GOP walk-out, Wisconsin teacher John Havlicek calls for “calm, compassionate discourse” from both sides.
Right-to-work advocates, such as Walker, ALEC and the Koch brothers, contend the policy creates jobs. Research shows right-to-work lower wages and benefits, and weakens workplace protections
CPAC conference gives public education activists a preview of issues, GOP candidates dominating conservative landscape.
This week we talk about a rally in MT on Monday, MA’s recent bargaining summit, Gov Rauner’s attacks on collective bargaining in IL, and feature video of members speaking up about education funding in WA.
This week we talk about an attack on academic standards in MT, testing in CT, and the MD and IL State of the State addresses.
This week we talk about letter-grade ranking of schools in MI, professional compensation in WA, push-back against damaging health insurance changes in MA and a huge win for IL higher education employees.