WEAC members reach out to Kohler families

WEAC members are standing in solidarity by donating to the families of striking Kohler Company workers in Sheboygan. “I know there are a lot of people and our contributions won’t stretch as far as we want it to,” said WEAC Region 4 President Allison Pratt “but at least we can put a meal or two on the table for their families.”

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Wisconsin experiencing ‘a revolving door of teachers in our schools,’ Beloit teacher testifies

The attack on public education and educators in Wisconsin has caused a “revolving door of teachers in our schools,” has led to an alarming decline in applicants to teaching positions and has resulted in a drop in enrollment at Wisconsin’s schools of education, Beloit 4th grade teacher Tim Vedra testified Tuesday in Washington D.C.

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Teachers at California’s largest online charter school unionize

A state agency’s decision to approve the unionization of educators at California’s largest virtual charter school operator gives 750 teachers a stronger voice in improving working conditions and student learning, said the California Teachers Association. California Virtual Academies (CAVA) teachers, who serve 15,000 students, are hailing the ruling which concludes their 17-month effort to get to the bargaining table and fix their school.

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Collective bargaining is the antidote to wage decline and inequality, new report says

The erosion of collective bargaining has undercut wages and benefits not only for union members, but for nonunion workers as well, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute. “This has been a major cause of middle-class income stagnation and rising inequality,” the report concludes.

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