AFSCME 207 Strike Ends in Victory: Detroit

PRESS RELEASE 10.4.12 AFSCME 207 Strike Ends in Victory All fired workers will be reinstated to their jobs The union won a victory on the most important issues that led to the strike   Today, after further negotiations with DWSD management, Local 207 President John Riehl is proud to announce that the Local 207 Executive […]

AFSCME strike inn Detroit goes on! The Water Board

An Eye-Witness Report from the Local 207 AFSCME Strike Monday, October 1st The first and most important thing: the strike has NOT been called off and WILL CONTINUE in full force tomorrow, Tuesday, October 2nd. Where We Are Now A strike is a clash of two forces and a struggle for power. The moment that […]

Chicago teachers draw a line: What does it mean for K-12 public education?

Analysis: Lee Sustar http://socialistworker.org/2012/08/28/chicago-teachers-draw-a-line August 28, 2012 CAN THE scrappy band of outsiders that now heads the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) lead the kind of high-stakes fight that most labor unions have ducked? That question looms large-not just for the city’s teachers, students and their parents, but for the entire labor movement. Because while both […]

Chicago teachers vote to give union to call a strike

  Chicago has been the focus of corporate school “reform,” but Chicago is now the epicenter of the push back against it. On June 11, 2012, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) leaders announced that 89.73% of CTU members—98% of those who cast ballots—voted to give the union authority to call a strike if contract negotiations with […]

BAMN: Yvette Felarca, BAMN Presidential Candidate for AFT

The AFT Must Defend Public Education! Act Like a Union! Take Strike Action and Actions in the Streets! Build the New Civil Rights Movement! No New Jim Crow! Arne Duncan Out Now! Elect a Leadership that Fights to Win! We are in an unprecedented situation. We now have a President, who our union uncritically supports, […]

Canadian students RISE in protest as their affordable EDUCATION fees will be a thing of the PAST

RTGlobalReport http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=eWPk_qn3e0M&NR=1 Published on June 5, 2012 by RTGlobalReport The Canadian province of Quebec. A region that prides itself on free healthcare and affordable education for its residents. Students here pay a fixed amount for tuition fees, around $2500 a year for all of the colleges and universities. That’s the LOWEST rate in North America […]

WELCOME TO THE OAKLAND GENERAL STRIKE

http://www.bopsecrets.org/recent/oakland-general-strike.htm Dear Bay Area Friends, As most of you probably know, the police raid and destruction of the Occupy Oakland encampments last Tuesday, followed by the notorious police violence against protesters later the same day, provoked such an immense expression of outrage from thousands of people in the Bay Area and around the world that […]

Prisoner Hunger Strike Enters Crisis Stage

  Since July 1, 2011, some 6,600 mostly California state prisoners have participated in a hunger strike. The strike began at Pelican Bay and has spread to 13 other prison across the state. While most of the prisoners striking have resumed eating, there remains a core group of prisoners who have claimed they are willing […]

Letters from Inside

REMEMBER ME BY WESLEY C. LOGAN Most taxpayer’s of the golden state believe in California politician’s good common sense, in theory, but some how they can’t apply it to your daily lives, their failures are recorded every millisecond on the state budget meter as a constant reminder, something is radically wrong at the state capitol […]