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In this crosspost from Think Progress, Zaid Jilani reveals that the Atlanta AFT local union was the first to sound the alarm about cheating on standardized tests.
Gov. Nathan Deal (R-GA) yesterday released a comprehensive report on a massive cheating scandal that took place in Atlanta’s Public Schools system (APS). The report uncovered the participation of nearly 180 APS employees in altering test scores and facilitating cheating.
The clock’s ticking but you still have time to nominate a young woman leader for the Edna Award presented by the Berger-Marks Foundation. The foundation says the $10,000 award recognizes a young woman whose leadership in the social justice movement who has made:
an extraordinary contribution early in her career, and whose achievements indicate that her work will continue to significantly improve the lives of working women and men.
It’s not enough that Michigan’s Republican Gov. Rick Snyder took away basic democratic rights of cities and towns by imposing a “financial martial law” that can virtually abolish a local government in favor of an unelected Snyder appointee.
AFL-CIO Community Services Director Will Fischer describes union volunteer efforts in Kenosha, Wis., to collect clothes for those in need.
United Way of Kenosha County (Wis.) recently wrapped up its “Bare Necessities Drive” which included participation of 20 area businesses and unions that aided 13 nonprofit care agencies in the community.
Earlier this year, the Idaho Attorney General warned Republican legislators that an anti-union bill they were pushing was likely illegal and would be overturned. But with the same anti-worker fanaticism that has infected state lawmakers around the nation, they passed the bill anyway.
This is a crosspost from by John August, Executive Director of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions.
The July-August, 2011 issue of the Harvard Business Review is devoted to the study of collaboration, and a lead article in the issue, “Building a Collaborative Enterprise,” by Paul Adler, Charles Heckscher and Laurence Prusak, cites the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership as an important example of how collaboration works successfully.
Here’s an example of unions using social media to help all working men and women. Shame on NV Energy, an online community dedicated to holding the utility accountable for its rate increases and treatment of its retirees, has more than 40,000 members on Facebook, making it the largest online advocacy page in the state of Nevada and one of the fastest growing in the country.
Dozens ofAFGE members, other union allies and activists protested outside the district offices of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) andRep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) last week. to bring attention to the lawmakers’ anti-worker, anti-middle class policies.