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AFT Does the Look Squirrel Thing

Downtown

P-D:

The American Federation of Teachers — one of the nation’s largest unions — has broadened its agenda beyond teacher pay and standardized testing, to racial justice issues affecting students and communities across the country.

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St. Louis Local

Illinois peeps, check out - Advocates for College Athletes Dig In for Long Battle

Advocates for college athletes are seeking new ways to influence policy after their bid to unionize football players at Northwestern was defeated.. via NYT Sports http://ift.tt/1WCUznO

Illinois

Happiness are Unions!!

I have so many friends in careers (like the news item below) with grueling schedules where management doesn’t care, so nothing changes. That is where the power of many – the Unions — come in. 137 more words

Remembering Reagan's Sweet Little Lie to the Air Traffic Controllers

Source: DailyKos

Author: Steven D.

Emphasis Mine 

Most politically astute and knowledgeable people remember that it was President Ronald Reagan who began the assault on our unions by taking on the Professional Air Traffic Controllers union (PATCO). 1,303 more words

How They Learned to Love the Kochs

Dana Point, California

Hmm.

Question for our resident liberal, ex-liberals, or any others reading this that want to take a crack cocaine at it:

Why all this hate for the Koch brothers from the left, so much so that their very surname is a swear word? 258 more words

Organized Labor

this day in crime history: july 30, 1975

On this date in 1975, former (and wannabe future) teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. Hoffa was scheduled to have a sit-down at the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield, MI with Detroit mobster Anthony “Tony Jack” Giacalone and New Jersey labor leader Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano. 95 more words

True Crime

Don't Shoot PDX: Confronting Racist Police Violence

We come to mark it on our calendar every year. It comes as the annual chance to bring issues together, meet and greet and have an action that is often more about getting re-energized than about getting something done. 1,407 more words

Housing Justice