Tag: labor

Summer Musings Part II- Examining Our Union Structures

Last week I published my “Summer Musings Part I” post in which I posed a number of questions… As I begin to wrap my head around the idea of the 2016-2017 school year, I do so with the question in mind of… Read More

PJSTA In Solidarity With Striking Verizon Workers

Today the PJSTA dropped off two cases of water on ice for striking Verizon workers picketing along Middle Country Road in front of the Verizon Wireless store at Smith Haven Mall. The workers, members of the Communications Workers of America union, are… Read More

A Conference You Won’t Want to Miss

I want to quickly share with our readers and wholeheartedly endorse the upcoming 2016 Labor Notes Conference.  The conference, being held in Chicago from April 1-3, brings together grassroots unionists from around the country to discuss common issues and strategize ways to… Read More

Public Sector Unions Poised to Escape Friedrichs Case Following Scalia’s Death

It was literally moments after the news of Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death that people started to react to what the consequences would be.  Included among them would be the outcome of the Friedrichs vs. California case that threatened to be a… Read More

Some Union News

Some interesting teacher union tidbits coming in this week… One of the largest NYSUT locals, the Buffalo Teachers Federation, concluded a contested election for it’s leadership.  President Phil Rumore, won re-election with 707 votes.  Challengers Pat Foster and Marc Bruno had 344… Read More