This week we feature pensions in PA, special education in MI, attacks on worker rights in WA and the IL budget battle.
Issue Workers’ Rights
Gov. Scott Walker’s move to eliminate tenure strikes at the heart of the excellent education delivered to Wisconsin students in its public university classrooms and laboratories.
This week we talk worker rights in IL, charter accountability in CT, MI’s incoming school board and MA’s Less Testing, More Learning week of action
“It’s time for Gov. Rauner to drop the campaign against unions and concentrate on improving our schools and balancing our state’s budget.”
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.