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Higher ed charts a course through solution-driven unionism

When people talk about the “new normal”—whether it be in reference to Congress, the economy or local college campuses—”it makes me want to pound my head against the wall,” railed Sandra Schroeder, president of AFT Washington, AFT vice president and chair of the higher ed leadership council. Schroeder is not alone; a record number of [...]

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Stop the attack on ethnic studies!

In Arizona, the attacks on anything to do with immigrant rights are escalating. First it was the “papers please” law, which allowed law enforcement agents to demand proof of immigration status from anyone they felt might be undocumented.  That law drew strongcondemnation from the AFT Executive Council . Then it was State Superintendent John Huppenthal and [...]

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Putting a stop to the attack on ethnic studies

In Arizona, the attacks on anything to do with immigrant rights are escalating. First, it was the “papers please” law, which allowed law enforcement agents to demand proof of immigration status from anyone they felt might be undocumented. That law drew strong condemnation from the AFT executive council. Then it was state Superintendent John Huppenthal and his [...]

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