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Labor Notes — Chicago Teachers Strike, Follows UTLA Strike and Gains

By Mark Friedman, Reporter Tens of thousands of teachers in Chicago staged their first walkout in seven years on Oct. 17. The Chicago Teachers’ Union,...

Teachers, Parents Fight to Save Public Education in the Harbor Area

By Mark Friedman, RLn Reporter CARSON — The battle to end the privatization of public schools is now centered at Catskill Avenue  Elementary in Carson,...

UTLA Charter Teachers Strike Settled

Board motions to limit non-union charter start-ups By Mark Friedman, Contributor UTLA’s charter school contingent ended its walkout at the three Accelerated Charter Schools in South...

Unlock Public School Potential

Strike: Did UTLA settle too soon? By James Preston Allen, Publisher To understand the historical significance of the recent teachers’ strike against Los Angeles Unified School...

UTLA Teachers Ratify Contract But Say Fight is Not Over

Most teachers disappointed. ‘We could have gotten more, especially class size reduction.’ By Mark L. Friedman, RLn Contributor Rather than a traditional labor contract focused on...

Week 2 On the Picketline, Picketlines Solid as LAUSD Flinches

By Mark Friedman, Random Lengths reporter Entering into week 2 of the UTLA strike against LAUSD, student attendance at the schools was down to 15...

UTLA Strike Solid, Daily Breeze Goes Ballistic with “War” on Kids & Union

By Mark Friedman, 13-year veteran of California Teachers Association, Green Dot Public Schools, RLn Contributor Striking teachers photo by Jeff Manghera On Saturday January 19, UTLA...

Charter School Movement Out to Destroy Public Education

Wealthy "philanthropists" Eli Broad and Bill Gates finance privatization efforts, having Beutner’s support By Mark Friedman; 13-year veteran of California Teachers Association, Green Dot Public Schools,...

Support LA’s 30,000 Educators

Their success is ours, too                                By Mark Friedman, RLn Correspondent As a teacher and long-time unionist, I am compelled to respond to two Jan. 6...

School Safety Panel: More Counselors, Fewer Random Searches

By Lyn Jensen, Reporter Los Angeles Unified School District requires all of its middle and high schools to conduct “daily random” searches of students and...

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The Tipping Point!

By Robert Lee Johnson The general assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1669 addressed the killing of...

Protests”: In Portland, Getting Out of Jail Requires Relinquishing Constitutional Rights

Federal authorities are using a new tactic in their battle against protesters in Portland, Oregon

Governor Newsom Takes Action to Strengthen State Unemployment Insurance Delivery System

This includes the formation of an Employment Development Department or EDD strike team, and a renewed focus on processing unpaid claims.

Gov. Newsom Releases Final Water Resilience Portfolio

The portfolio prioritizes securing voluntary agreements in key watersheds to improve flows and conditions for fish, address air quality and habitat challenges around the Salton Sea and protect the long-term functionality of the State Water Project and other conveyance infrastructure.