Educators’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions.
Support strong public schools by taking these actions today.
A proposed rule change by the U.S. Department of Labor would impose large financial burdens on state education associations who would suddenly have to comply with a complex federal law that they have never before been required to comply with. State affiliates faced with the hurdle of complying with these requirements would have to divert resources away from their ability to advocate for educators and students.
It is important that the Labor Department hears from members of the public who would be impacted by this rule. The more educators who can weigh in against this rule, the harder it is for the Labor Department to justify imposing these onerous and unnecessary federal regulations.
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The Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act would make it federal law that our nation’s 17.3 million public employees—including educators—have the right to organize and bargain collectively.
Email your members of Congress and tell them to cosponsor and support the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act.
The Senate’s Raise the Wage Act would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. Forty million Americans—nearly 30 percent of the workforce—would benefit from the increase, including many education support professionals essential to the daily operation of our schools.
Send an email urging your senators to cosponsor S. 150.
A bill to reduce barriers to union organizing in the private sector.
A bill to provide grants to increase teachers’ capacity to work with families to develop and support their children’s social and emotional skills and mindsets.
A bill to help end homelessness and assist low-income families in finding housing.