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The PSC-CUNY Contract—The Case For Voting NO

Charlie Post Portside Labor
This is one of two contrasting viewpoints posted to Portside Labor today about the PSC (AFT) tentative agreement with CUNY, covering 30,000 faculty (including 12,000 adjuncts), professional and graduate employees.

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Charter School Strike

Rebecca Burns Working In These Times
Chicago Teachers Just Voted 98% to Authorize the First Charter School Strike in U.S. History

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Transforming Teacher Unions in a Post-Janus World

Bob Peterson ReThinking Schools
Walker’s attack and the Janus litigation are similar not only because they directly attack working people and their right to organize, but because both have been bankrolled and directed by a network of billionaires and right-wing foundations.

North Carolina, May 16: Our Strength, Our Task, Our Future

North Carolina Association of Educators Organize 2020 Caucus Organizing Upgrade
outline of North Carolina with heart and 2020 This piece was developed by Organize 2020, the social and racial justice caucus of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), written in advance of the massive May 16th teachers mobilizations in North Carolina. Keep an eye out for future reflection pieces from local organizers.
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