Republican lawmakers threaten to jail Colorado teachers if they strike

Colorado teachers are preparing to stage walkouts in favor of higher wages and more education funding later this week, but Republican legislation in the state Senate could penalize them for striking — with far-reaching punishments that include fines and jail time. The measure, SB18-264, would…

Arizona teachers vote to go on first statewide strike

Arizona teachers plan to go on strike next week. After three days of voting, on Thursday, Arizona Education Association (AEA) and Arizona Educators United (AEU), a coalition of educators, administrations, and education support professionals, announced that teachers won’t be coming into work on April 26….

Major teachers union cuts ties with Wells Fargo over its relationship with the NRA

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), with 1.7 million members, has officially cut ties with banking giant Wells Fargo for the company’s ongoing relationship with the National Rifle Association (NRA). According to USA Today, the move came after Wells Fargo declined to heed the union’s…

Arizona teachers to vote on whether to strike this week

Arizona teachers will begin voting on whether to strike on Tuesday. The voting will go on for three days. Although Gov. Doug Ducey (R) announced a proposal to raise teacher pay by 20 percent by 2020, which state lawmakers will debate this week, teachers say…

Colorado teachers go to the Capitol to demand more education funding

Colorado teachers joined others across the country in demanding more education funding and higher teacher pay on Monday. About 400 Colorado teachers decided not to come into school to attend a rally at the Capitol and lobby lawmakers. Teachers want higher salaries, more education funding,…

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