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Standing Strong: NEA Opens 90th RA

July 2, 2011 by twalker  
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By Will Potter and Cindy Long     CHICAGO–NEA President Dennis Van Roekel called to order the National Education Association’s 90th Representative Assembly on Saturday. He addressed nearly 8,000 delegates and urged them to stand strong and speak up for students, the teaching profession, and the future of the nation.    “We care about every student, we [...]

“This is the Beginning” – Wisconsin Workers Still Galvanized

March 12, 2011 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker Nancy Winters, a veteran Wisconsin public school teacher, doesn’t want her state to go back. She remembers what it was like when Wisconsin didn’t have collective bargaining – a time of discord, distrust, and little cooperative progress. “I’m afraid Wisconsin is going to return to those kinds of days,” says Winters. “I [...]

Wisconsin Republicans Ram Through Anti-Worker Bill

March 9, 2011 by cmccabe  
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By Cynthia McCabe (Update: By a vote of 52-43, the Wisconsin state Assembly late Thursday afternoon passed Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill that strips collective bargaining rights for state employees. The final legislation will now be sent to Walker for signature. ) The polls showed that a majority of Americans and the residents of [...]