Tag: solidarity

Solidarity with Arizona Educators!

The PJSTA stands in solidarity with the striking #RedForEd educators in Arizona who are fighting not only for a living wage but also for better learning conditions for students and a sustainable way to fund Arizona’s schools so that students can have the schools they deserve. Click here to contribute money to send pizza to …

PJSTA Resolution in Support of the CTU

Passed unanimously by the Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association’s executive board…   WHEREAS the Chicago Teachers Union has been negotiating since 2014 for a just contract, and WHEREAS Chicago students and teachers have faced attacks on public education that mirror those in New York State and around the country, and WHEREAS Mayor Rahm Emanuel has …

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 on the 45th day of their strike.

Favorite Tweets From the CTU Rally

Today the Chicago Teachers Union rallied for a fair contract and for the schools Chicago deserves.  Here are some of my favorite tweets from the rally…   Scene in front of City Hall #brokeonpurpose #faircontractnow pic.twitter.com/thvpBex9L6 — Aaron Cynic (@aaroncynic) February 5, 2016   Thousands of Chicago teachers, students & parents took the streets tonight …

PJSTA Passes Reso in Support of SEA; Launches Solidarity Campaign

At today’s Representative Council meeting the PJSTA’s governing body passed a resolution in support of the Seattle Education Association who are currently on strike in Seattle as they fight for the schools Seattle’s students deserve.  Additionally the PJSTA pledged to launch a solidarity campaign in our schools and asked NYSUT to similarly support the SEA …

PJSTA Unanimously Votes to Support Portland Teachers

At tonight’s executive board meeting the PJSTA’s executive board unanimously approved the following resolution… Whereas, the Portland Public Schools are harming students and educators with a refusal to negotiate a fair contract, particularly in regards to class sizes, teacher workloads, wages, insurance coverage, and staffing levels and Whereas, the Portland Association of Teachers, a fellow …

Portland, Oregon Teachers Vote to Strike!

Yesterday we mentioned the possibility of Portland Oregon’s teachers going on strike.  Late last night the PAT‘s rank and file overwhelmingly authorized a strike. Via Reuters… Teachers in Portland, Oregon’s largest school district, voted Wednesday night to authorize a strike, setting the stage for a walkout that could disrupt classes for nearly 48,000 students, union …

Largest LIRR Union Votes Unanimously to Strike

We first mentioned this possibility yesterday.  Last night one of the LIRR’s unions voted unanimously to strike. Via the Daily News… Members of the Long Island Rail Road’s largest union voted 500 to 0 on Wednesday to strike, a development that helps lay the groundwork for a walkout as soon as March. Two locals that …

Two Strike Votes Tonight

Tonight there will be two strike votes taking place.  One of the votes will feature a teachers union while the other features a Long Island union. This evening at 7:00 pm Pacific time teachers in Portland, Oregon will be voting on whether or not to authorize a strike.  The Portland Association of Teachers, an NEA …

RIP Pete Seeger

Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger, who was a renowned labor activist, died yesterday at 94 years old.  We are grateful for the inspiring life he lived and his tremendous contributions to the labor movement. “Solidarity Forever” by Pete Seeger…