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The IAM Says Boeing’s China Plan ’Causes Grave Concern’ – After Airplane Manufacturer Agrees To Deal To Establish Jet Completion Center In China

Published on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SEATTLE) - Leaders of International Association of Machinists (IAM) Union District Lodge 751 say they’re committed to exploring all avenues - contractually, legally and legislatively - to preserve and protect Washington State Aerospace Jobs. “We understand the ‘importance’ of selling airplanes to customers around the world,” more»

Writers Guild Of America East Wins Unionization Vote At ‘Pawn Stars’ Producer Leftfield Entertainment

Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
In a major Organizing Victory, Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) has won a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-sanctioned Election to Unionize Leftfield Entertainment, the largest reality TV company on the East Coast whose shows include Pawn Stars, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Monster In-Laws and Counting Cars. The Union still has to negotiate a more»

In A Landmark Decision, The NLRB Says Bosses Must Keep Up Dues Checkoff After Contract Expires

Published on Monday, October 12, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
In a landmark decision called Lincoln Lutheran, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has overruled 53 years of pro-employer precedent. By a 3-to-2 vote, the NLRB says that like most other contract terms, Dues Checkoff must be continued after contract expiration unless the parties agree on a new contract or the employer declares impasse and implements more»

Long-Time Custodial Contractor At The University Of California Faces Overtime Probe

Published on Monday, October 12, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA) – A long-time custodial contractor at the University of California (UC) is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor after former and current Employees alleged the company is denying Overtime Pay to Workers who provide essential services at California Memorial Stadium. Performance First Building Services has provided more»

Democrats Pay High Price For Union Support, So What Will It Take For Hillary Clinton To Lock Down Union Endorsements?

Published on Monday, October 12, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - At this week’s Democratic Debate in Las Vegas, there will be competition for one whale of an endorsement – that of the National AFL-CIO. The backing of two other big Unions, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), is also up for more»

This Is What Solidarity Looks Like: 600 AFSCME Members Join Building Trades In Duluth Protest Over Out-Of-State Painters

Published on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DULUTH, MINNESOTA) - Union Workers have been bannering the Radisson Hotel in Duluth, Minnesota for weeks. As Locals, they’re offended that the hotel’s new owner decided to use Non-Union Painters, shipped in from Texas, for renovation work. But late this week, their cause spread as they were joined in solidarity by 600 Members of the American more»

In An Apparent Bow To Organized Labor, The 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates Will Skip Campbell Brown’s Education Forum

Published on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
Democratic Presidential Candidates are blowing off an Education Forum that anchorwoman-turned-activist Campbell Brown was expected to host in Iowa this month, and Brown blames pressure from traditionally Democratic Teachers Unions eager to move the party away from President Barack Obama’s School Reforms. In August, six Republican Candidates appeared more»

United Auto Workers-Represented Employees At Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan Approve Master Labor Agreement On Second Go-Around

Published on Friday, October 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DETROIT) - After first rejecting in mid-September a Master Labor Agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, United Auto Workers (UAW)-represented Employees have voted to accept a four-year agreement, Blue Cross officials confirmed with Crain’s earlier this week. “We reached an agreement that provides competitive wages and benefits, more»

More Good Organizing News: Barnard College Contingent Faculty In NYC Vote To Unionize With The United Auto Workers

Published on Friday, October 9, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) - Barnard College’s Contingent Faculty will Unionize. The votes - 114 for the United Auto Workers (UAW) and 11 against - were counted late last week at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the results of the election were confirmed in a tweet from UAW-Local 2110 President Maida Rosenstein The group of New York City Faculty more»

UAW Reaches ‘Proposed’ Tentative Contract Agreement For Union-Represented Fiat Chrysler Workers, Averting – For The Time Being – A Scheduled Strike

Published on Thursday, October 8, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DETROIT) - After a lengthy bargaining process, the United Auto Workers (UAW)-Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) National Bargaining Committee has secured “significant gains” in a proposed Tentative Agreement with FCA, the UAW announced earlier today (Thursday, October 8th). Negotiations between the UAW and the FCA to restructure a deal that was more»

United Auto Workers Set To Strike At Midnight Tonight As Contract Talks With Fiat Chrysler Continue

Published on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DETROIT) - Negotiations between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to restructure a deal that was overwhelmingly rejected by Workers last week took an ominous turn Tuesday (October 6th) with the Union issuing a Strike Notice that says the current contract extension will expire at 11:59 p.m. today – Wednesday, October 7th. more»

Historic: Presidential Candidate & U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Files Sweeping Labor Bill Eliminating Right-To-Work Laws

Published on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – There’s no denying the United States has an enormous problem with wealth inequality. As one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it’s shameful how little income mobility the average American Worker actually has. Part of the reason for this are the roadblocks Republicans have put up to keep Hard-Working People more»

“It’s Unprecedented,” Says The CWA: American Airlines Passenger Service Agent Would Get Raises As High As 30% Under Tentative Labor Agreement

Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DALLAS) - American Airlines Passenger Service Agents would get raises as high as 30% under a Tentative Labor Agreement and the offer makes good on a promise from CEO Doug Parker to share the wealth with American’s Employees. Airlines have been crushing it for a while, so record revenues and profits have started to sound routine. Even so, check out more»

While California's Right-To-Work Fight Forces Unions To Prove Their Relevance, SEIU Believes The Friedrichs Case Can ‘Be A Force’ For Good For Unions

Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LOS ANGELES) - “Happy Monday!,” Jan Williams says as she picks up her first charge at 6.30 in the morning. “I love my job - I do. The babies make me happy and in turn I try to make them happy,” says Williams, who drives a special needs bus and has an autistic child of her own. “I try to get a smile on their face before the more»

UPDATE: UAW-Represented Workers At 12 John Deere & Company Factories In Three States Ratify New Six-Year Master Contract That Covers 10,000 Union Members

Published on Monday, October 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MOLINE, ILLINOIS) - United Auto Workers (UAW)-Represented Workers at 12 John Deere & Company Factories in three States ratified a new six-year Master Contract over the weekend that covers 10,000 Workers in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas. Terms of the agreement were not being made public. UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell more»

Negotiators Reach Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

Published on Monday, October 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ATLANTA) - U.S. Trade Negotiators have reached a historic agreement with 11 other Nations on a sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal, which was announced today (Monday, October 5th) - hammering out a deal resolving the final complex and thorny issues of the TPP after nearly six years of talks. "We’re disappointed our negotiators more»

This Is How European Workers Treat Their Bosses After Being Targeted For Job Cuts: Air France Workers Rip Shirts From Executives After Airline Cuts 2,900 Jobs

Published on Monday, October 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(PARIS) - Striking Staff at Air France have taken demonstrating their anger with direct action to a shocking new level. Approximately 100 Workers forced their way into a meeting of the airline’s senior management and ripped the shirts from the backs of the executives. The airline filed a criminal complaint after the employees stormed its more»

Montreal Protest Unites Thousands Of Public-Sector Workers - Unions Promise Further Disruptions If Quebec Refuses To Negotiate

Published on Sunday, October 4, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MONTREAL, CANADA) - Thousands of Public Sector Workers and their supporters gathered in Montreal on Saturday (October 3rd) to put pressure on the Province to renew their Collective Bargaining Agreements. The protest began at the foot of Mount Royal and wound through downtown Montreal before reaching Premier Philippe Couillard's office. More than 225 more»

Wisconsin, AFSCME Mourn The Loss Of A Labor Legend – Marty Beil Passes Away

Published on Sunday, October 4, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MAZOMANIE, WISCONSIN) - On Thursday (October 1st) night, Wisconsin and the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) Nation lost a legendary Labor Leader, Marty Beil, one of Wisconsin’s most influential and memorable labor leaders, who died peacefully at his home in Mazomanie. Beil recently retired after more more»

UAW-Represented Workers At 12 Deere & Company Factories In Three States Reach Tentative Agreement, Are Voting On Contract This Weekend

Published on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MOLINE, ILLINOIS) - United Auto Workers (UAW) Union Members employed at 12 Deere & Company Factories are voting this weekend on a Tentative Contract, which covers 10,000 Workers in the States of Iowa, Illinois and Kansas. Moline-based Deere announced after 1 a.m. on Thursday (October 2nd) - nearly an hour after the previous six-year contract expired more»

Health & Welfare Of 9/11 First Responders Are In Jeopardy – New York State AFL-CIO Calls On Organized Labor To Contact Federal Lawmakers Who Have “Moral Obligation” To Extend Benefits

Published on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) – The New York State AFL-CIO, whose affiliated member Unions combine to represent 2.5 million Workers across the State, is calling on Organized Labor to contact Federal Lawmakers who have a “moral obligation” to extend health benefits for First Responders, Police and Firefighters who are now battling illnesses related to more»

Yup, You Gotta More Than Think Twice About Shopping At Whole Foods, Report Whole Foods Will Stop Using Prison Labor In Response To Public Pressure

Published on Thursday, October 1, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
Whole Foods – which is currently building a new store in Suburban Buffalo - has announced it will stop using their Prison Labor Program after multiple protests around the Country and a barrage of negative media coverage from national news outlets. The company has promised to remove all artisan cheese and fish products previously produced as part of a more»

NYSUT On Governor Cuomo's Common Core Task Force: “(Its) Implementation Was Botched, An Overhaul’s Needed And We Will Be Unyielding In Our Efforts To Achieve Meaningful Reforms.”

Published on Thursday, October 1, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) - a Statewide Union with more than 600,000 Members - is reacting to the creation of a Common Core Task Force by Governor Andrew Cuomo, saying: “(Its) implementation was botched, an overhaul’s needed and we will be unyielding in our efforts to achieve meaningful reforms.” Cuomo more»

NYSUT Leaders Work To Educate Members On New Misconduct Law/Says United University Professions Secretary Landy: “I Think It Is Incumbent On Us To Educate Our Members About Their Rights.”

Published on Thursday, October 1, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - As New York’s colleges and universities are preparing to implement the State’s new law governing the reporting of sexual misconduct on college campuses, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and its affiliated Unions are working to educate its Members about the law. Members of NYSUT’s Higher Education Policy more»

Transport Workers Union Of America International President Harry Lombardo Slams American Airlines: Is This How Business Is Done?

Published on Thursday, October 1, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Following this week’s announcement of the closing of Texas Aero Engine Service Limited (TAESL), a joint American Airlines/Rolls Royce Engine Repair Facility in Fort Worth, Texas, that will result in the loss of as many as 500 Union Jobs, Transport Workers Union of America (TWUA) International President Harry Lombardo issued the more»

Deadline Looms For New UAW/Deere Contract

Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MOLINE, ILLINOIS) - A dramatic tail-off from record profits a couple of years ago for Deere & Company, Iowa's iconic equipment manufacturer, could set the stage for prolonged, and potentially contentious, Labor Negotiations once the current six-year contract expires with the United Auto Workers (UAW) tomorrow (Thursday, September 30th), economists and more»

Breaking Labor News From The Detroit Free Press: UAW Ratification Of Fiat Chrysler Agreement Appears “Mathematically Impossible” As Deal Fails To Get Enough Votes

Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DETROIT) - Ratification of a new four-year contract between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles appears to be impossible after Workers at two Assembly Plants overwhelming voted against the proposed contract earlier this week, which is the latest in a string of decisive defeats that now makes ratification of the deal a long shot, The more»

AFSCME-Represented Cab Drivers Take A Stand Against Chicago Mayor’s Airport Plan

Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(CHICAGO) - Cab service at Chicago’s two major airports came to a halt for nearly two hours during a job action led by Members of Cab Drivers United/American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 2500, which was done in protest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to allow Uber and Lyft access to the airports without more»

Three Reasons Labor Unions Will Prevail

Published on Monday, September 28, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
If - as so many Republicans, reactionaries and Chamber of Commerce minions would have us believe - the American Labor Movement is more or less dead in the water, then there would be no reason to spend hundreds of millions of dollars seeking to further cripple or destroy it. If Organized Labor is as moribund as they claim (with barely 11% of the Workforce, more»

How Latinos Can Reinvigorate The Labor Movement

Published on Monday, September 28, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
At a time when many Labor Unions are seeking new members, Latino Workers in the United States, especially immigrants, often find themselves voiceless. Hence, a new report suggests, “Latinos are ‘perfectly positioned’ to join Unions in large numbers.” The report, released by the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), more»

Why Adjunct Deal At Point Park University In Pittsburgh Could Set Precedent For Region

Published on Monday, September 28, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(PITTSBURGH) - A tentative agreement reached between the United Steelworkers (USW) and Point Park University could signal a watershed moment for local Adjunct Professors looking to Unionize. In late September, the parties announced they’ve reached an agreement that - if - ratified, will raise wages and improve job security for more than 300 Adjunct more»

Even Though Both Sides Remain Far Apart On Key Issues U.S. Steel/USW Contract Talks Slated To Resume Today

Published on Sunday, September 27, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(PITTSBURGH) - The United Steelworkers (USW) and representatives from United States Steel Corporation (US Steel) will resume contract talks today (Sunday, September 27th) in Pittsburgh. The USW said the both sides remain far apart on key issues, but no additional details were provided. A USW Representative declined to provide additional comment. The USW more»

NYC Construction Unions Rally For Abused Workers, Cite Need For Prevailing Wage

Published on Sunday, September 27, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(NEW YORK CITY) – More than100 Unionized Construction Workers were recently joined by politicians, Labor Leaders and members of community action groups in the Bronx to rally around Workers who walked off an unsafe and abusive jobsite. The workers were employed by subcontractor U.S. Crane and Rigging, one of nearly a dozen Iron Work Firms owned by more»

Ford Shifts Truck Production From Mexico To Ohio

Published on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(AVON LAKE, OHIO) - Ford's Heavy Duty Pickup Trucks - which used to be built in Mexico -started rolling off an assembly line in Ohio this week. That's good news for the 1,000 Ford workers in Ohio, who might have otherwise been out of work and it's also good publicity for Ford, which has been under fire for investing so much in Mexico. In April, the more»

Despite Past Assurances, Republican Governor Walker & The State’s Republican Legislature Target The Civil Service System, In A Move To Gut The Last Line of Defense Against Rampant Cronyism

Published on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - Upon his return to Wisconsin after the spectacular implosion of his presidential campaign, GOP Governor Scott Walker is endorsing a new attack on Wisconsin Workers that was revealed this week by State Legislative Republicans. While proposing desperate and radical attacks on Federal Workers, Walker’s National Polling Numbers more»

Media Matters Employees Feel 'Betrayed' By Management's Opposition To Their Union

Published on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
The apparent decision by executives at Media Matters for America to oppose the Unionization of their staff has left Employees at the progressive media watchdog feeling stunned and betrayed, according to a statement from Pro-Union Workers. Media Matters management recently declined to recognize the Union through the Card Check process, instead exercising more»

Via The Latin Post: Despite 'Un-American' 2016 Campaign, National AFL-CIO President Trumka Says Unions & Immigrants Benefit The United States

Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, commonly known as the AFL-CIO, has had Richard Trumka as its president since 2009, and he’s helped engage the dialogue about Unions, Immigrants’ Contribution and Rights - and his disgust at the "racist" rhetoric made in the 2016 Presidential Campaign. The AFL-CIO, a more»

American Federation of Government Employees Leader J. David Cox Promises to ‘Torture’ Lawmakers Until They Fund Government

Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With less than one week until the deadline for Congress to fund Federal Agencies, a Federal Employee Union vowed on Thursday (September 24th) not to take a shutdown “lying down.” The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is putting into motion its plan to organize Members into rallying against a shutdown, more»

NYS Governor Cuomo Names New Labor Commissioner - Roberta Reardon, The Former President Of The American Federation Of Television & Radio Artists

Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is tapping an AFL-CIO Official as his next Commissioner of Labor, the administration announced in a press release. Roberta Reardon – who’d previously headed the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) when it merged with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) - will take more»

It’s A Big Win For The Largest U.S. Probation Department - 3,800 Workers Represented By AFSCME Ratify New Four-Year Agreement That Improves Public & Personal Safety

Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(LOS ANGELES) – Nearly 4,000 Workers represented by the Los Angeles County Deputy Probation Officers Union/American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 685 have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a new four-year agreement that improves both public and personal safety. Union Officials say that for the Nation’s more»

Ding Dong Walker’s Gone: Labor Tap-Dances On Republican Wisconsin Governor’s Political Grave After He Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
No one's happier than Organized Labor to see Scott Walker drop out of the 2016 contest. In July, when the Wisconsin Governor announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination, National AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka issued a one-sentence statement: "Scott Walker is a national disgrace." Yesterday (Monday, September 21st) after hearing that Walker's candidacy more»

Are You A Union Member Heading To Watch Your Favorite National Football League Team Play Today? Here’s A List Of The NFL Stadiums With Union-Made Grub

Published on Sunday, September 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
The 2015 National Football League Season (NFL) season is officially under way, with week two having kicked off in Kansas City where the Chiefs Lost to the Visiting Denver Broncos. And if you’re planning to attend an NFL game throughout this season, including that Monster Game in Buffalo today (Sunday, September 20th) when the Bills Host the New more»

More Good News On The Organizing Front: Food Co-Op Workers In Pittsburgh Vote To Unionize

Published on Sunday, September 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(PITTSBURGH) - Though summer is dwindling and the weather is starting to cool down, the Summer of Service Workers Unionizing is still heating up. First it was the Hospital Service Workers at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh who Unionized in June - then their Co-Workers on the Clerical Side Unionized in August, followed by a small number of more»

Democrats Want To Make Labor Organizing Akin To A Civil Right

Published on Sunday, September 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - If you get fired for trying to Organize a Union in the United States, Federal Labor Law does a pretty weak job of protecting you - even if your employer is found to have broken the law, the most you can win under the current system is Back Pay and Reinstatement, that is, the right to go back to work under a boss who already illegally more»

Teamsters OK New Contract, Declare “Victory” In Tucson, Arizona Sun Tran Strike

Published on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(TUCSON, ARIZONA) - Striking Tucson Bus Drivers approved a new contract by a 351-to-41 vote earlier this week and returned to their jobs on Thursday (September 17th) morning. It took more than 40 days and 40 nights, but the Teamster-Represented Drivers reached a two-year deal with the private company the manages Sun Tran, voting on it a day earlier. Union more»

From The Detroit Free Press: UAW Members At Fiat Chrysler To Receive Wage Hikes And Profit Sharing Under New Contract With Fiat Chrysler/Company To Invest $5.3 Billion In U.S. Plants

Published on Friday, September 18, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(DETROIT) - United Auto Workers (UAW) Leaders from across the Country are gathering today (Friday, September 18th) in Detroit to vote on a Tentative Contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV that includes Raises for all Hourly Workers and Profit-Sharing Checks based on Profit Margins. The contract also includes a $5.3 billion investment in U.S. Plants, as more»

The New York State United Teachers Union Hails Choice Of Newburgh Educator As New York State Teacher Of The Year – Second Grade Teacher Dana McDonough

Published on Friday, September 18, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
NYSUT Media Relations Editor’s Note: Pictured above, from left to right: New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Vice President Catalina Fortino, Teacher of the Year Dana McDonough and NYSUT President Karen E. Magee. (NYSUT Photo taken by El-Wise Noisette) (ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State United Teachers are celebrating the selection of more»

No Right To Work In Missouri House As Veto Override Attempt Fails/National AFL-CIO President Trumka Says Defeat Of RTW Is A ‘Win’ For Working Families

Published on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI) - A Republican push to bring Right-To-Work (for less) to Missouri failed Thursday (September 16th) in a 96-to-63 vote in the Missouri House, which National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said was a “win” for Working Families. Up until the veto session started it was unknown whether Republicans Legislative Leaders more»

It Doesn’t Pay To Attack Working People: Scott Walker’s Attacks On Unions Backfire As Wisconsin Governor Falls To 1% In New Poll

Published on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
Days after Scott Walker announced his new plan to wage war against Unions, a new WBUR Poll of New Hampshire shows Walker sinking to 1% support. According to new WBUR poll of New Hampshire, Donald Trump and Ben Carson are virtually tied for first with Trump leading Carson 22%-to-18%, but this margin is narrowly outside the poll’s margin of error of more»

Seattle Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement To End Strike That’s Delayed The Start Of The School Year For More Than 50,000 Students

Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News Archive
(SEATTLE) - The Seattle Education Association (SEA) reached a tentative agreement with district bargainers early Tuesday (September 15th) morning to settle a Strike that began last week and delayed the start of the school year for more than 50,000 students. However, a statement issued by the SEA, which was posted on its Social Networking Facebook page, more»