Already Under Siege, Labor Unions Face a New Threat From Alaska

After a court ruling allowed public workers who opted out of a union to not pay dues, Alaska’s governor has a new plan that could hobble unions: The workers have to opt in every year. 79 more words

NYT

Already Under Siege, Labor Unions Face a New Threat From Alaska by BY MIKE BAKER


By Bhavesh Patil

After a court ruling allowed public workers who opted out of a union to not pay dues, Alaska’s governor has a new plan that could hobble unions: The workers have to opt in every year. 9 more words

IFTTT

Educators continue to raise concerns over class sizes in Saskatchewan

It was meant to be a day of celebration, but a World Teachers Day gathering at the Saskatchewan Legislature on Saturday saw parents, teachers, and children voicing concerns over the state of the education industry. 557 more words

Canada

Meet DC 37's New Chief Negotiator

By GREGORY N. HEIRES

Rose Lovaglio-Miller, the union’s new director of research and negotiations, is a union baby.

And having grown up in a union family, she brings a deep passion to her job as the chief enforcer of DC 37’s many contracts. 389 more words

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Science Policy Around the Web September 30th, 2019

By Allison Dennis B.S.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 

23andMe, moving beyond consumer DNA tests, is building a clinical trial recruitment business

Clinical trials are often criticized for poor patient recruitment that inadequately represents patients from minorities, e.g., women of reproductive age, racial minorities, underserved patient populations and people with rare genetic diseases. 788 more words

Linkposts

Teachers deem government salary proposal unacceptable

Saskatchewan’s teachers are not budging on their position against a contract proposal some regard as an attempt by the provincial government to keep issues related to class size and composition off the table. 414 more words

Local News

Stand for Children: Using Its Oregon Money to Influence Louisiana's 2019 BESE Election

I have been watching for out-of-state money influencing Louisiana’s October 2019 state board of ed (BESE) elections.

On its 09/10/19 filing, one PAC, Stand for Children LA IEC, reported $420K in contributions; it reported spending $168K on six BESE candidates: 1,182 more words

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