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President Obama Salutes America’s Workers

September 3, 2012 by clong  
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By Amanda Litvinov President Obama celebrated Labor Day with thousands of working men and women in Toledo, Ohio, where union pride and support for workers’ rights were reinvigorated during last year’s historic citizens’ veto of legislation that threatened collective bargaining rights in the state. ‘This day belongs to the working men and women of America,” [...]

Anti-Worker Law SB 5 Repealed in Ohio

November 8, 2011 by twalker  
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By Miguel Gonzales and Tim Walker Ohio voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a referendum to repeal Senate Bill 5 (on the ballot as Issue 2), a controversial bill signed into law by Gov. John Kasich last spring. The bill was designed to silence the voices and strip away the collective bargaining rights of public workers. [...]

NEA President Begins 2011 National Back-to-School Tour

September 12, 2011 by twalker  
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By Stacey Grissom and Tim Walker “One of the things I love about teaching is that you get to start brand new with the beginning of each new school year,” NEA President Dennis Van Roekel said today. Van Roekel was in Dayton, Ohio on Monday visiting Westwood Elementary School and Belmont High School to kick-off [...]

“Unions Represent the Voice of the People”

March 9, 2011 by twalker  
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By Lance Fuller Facing a full Congressional hearing panel, in front of a packed house, Ohio teacher Courtney Johnson took a seat Tuesday and methodically laid out how attacks on workers’ rights and cuts to education will affect her students. “Ever deepening cuts to our public schools send the dual messages to our kids that, [...]

Anti-Worker Legislation Under Fire Across the Country

February 23, 2011 by twalker  
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by Tim Walker The strengthening resolve of working Americans in Wisconsin is being duplicated in state after state as signs emerge that this massive grassroots mobilization is having an impact. A Gallup poll released on Tuesday showed that a clear majority of Americans strongly oppose laws taking away the collective bargaining rights of public workers [...]

Public Education Supporters Make Final Election Push Today

October 29, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Cynthia McCabe It’s a sprint to the finish for backers of candidates who support public education. This weekend, in between trick-or-treating and watching football, they dialed from phonebanks (even NEA President Dennis Van Roekel made calls), knocked on doors and waved signs for the candidates who they know will make a difference for the [...]