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Romney slams Obama’s advocacy for worker rights, protections

by Félix Pérez Why don’t you tell us how you really feel? Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn’t mince words in his remarks about “right to work” laws, organized labor and President Barack Obama’s defense of the federal agency charged with enforcing labor law. Speaking at a campaign event May 11 in Charlotte, N.C., Romney said


95% of California Faculty Association members vote to support a strike

by Mary Ellen Flannery After 22 months of fruitless negotiations with college administrators who would prefer to spend taxpayer dollars on hefty executive raises, the California Faculty Association (CFA) slammed down its foot last week. In a series of strike votes that took place on every California State University (CSU) campus, an incredible 95 percent

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Republican senators block student loan interest rate vote

by Mary Ellen Flannery/official White House photo above by Pete Souza Dear Republican senators, meet Faith Rivera. She’s just one of the nearly 7.5 million college students who you failed to serve today, when you blocked a bill that would stop the doubling of student loan interest rates this summer. “Personally, I have never been

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Clock ticking on student loan interest rates

by Mary Ellen Flannery Students should not have to “mortgage their future” to pay for college, said U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Wednesday, as he called on his colleagues to quickly pass his legislation, the Stop the Student Loan Interest Hike Act, and avoid an impending doubling of the interest rates on federal student loans.