Search Results for "unions" : 26

by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm / in Business, Domestic

Waiting for Labor’s Day

…implified the bill by referring to it as “Ohio’s Senate Bill 5, a bill to limit collective bargaining rights for unions.” The influence of the November 8 vote to repeal Senate Bill 5 extends beyond Ohio’s public workers. First, the repeal is a statement in support of all unions, not just unions in the public sector. The largest organization that campaigned for the bill’s repeal, “We are Ohio,” framed the campaign in terms of the bill’s benefits t…

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by / on January 16, 2014 at 6:40 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Education

Ravitch, Khan, Bell, and Noguera on Education

…s, privatization, and deprofessionalization.  CPR: What do you think is and should be the role of teaches’ unions in teacher evaluations? Bell: The main role of unions is to protect due process in terms of teaching and to fight for decent wages and working conditions. I think the unions play a role along with other groups in helping to craft ways of supporting and evaluating teachers that are fair and effective, they don’t play the only rol…

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by / on March 31, 2012 at 5:48 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Campus Groups Debate Unions

by On Tuesday, March 27, the Columbia Democrats and the Columbia University College Republicans held their final debate of the year, hosted and moderated by the Columbia Political Union.  Representing the Democrats were Sejal Singh, CC ’15, and Austin Heyroth, CC ’15, while Jamie Boothe, CC ’15 argued alone on behalf of CUCR.  Capping off an academic year that has seen wide-ranging CPU debates on the minimum wage, religion in the publi…

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by / on March 25, 2013 at 7:19 pm / in Domestic

Classroots Activism

…President Karen Lewis insists that the goal of the strike went beyond mere contractual disputes. Teachers’ unions, Lewis said in an interview with Democracy Now, have for too long been complicit in maintaining educational inequity. Critics often paint teachers’ unions as top-down, bureaucratic institutions, an assertion that is not without truth. In the past, these unions have limited much of their activity to defending contract measu…

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by / on June 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Walker, Wisconsin Governor

by From Wikimedia Commons   This past week, Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, trounced his Democratic challenger, Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, in a heavily publicized recall election. Only two years after being elected governor over Barrett, Walker faced recall due to public rage over his legislation that stripped public sector unions of most of their collective bargaining rights. Walker’s margin of victory o…

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by / on April 1, 2012 at 7:58 am / in Opinion, World, World

Man on Fire

…an government acquiescing to international demands for tax hikes, spending cuts, and pension reductions, Italian unions and workers are afraid that they will have to shoulder the lion’s share of the oncoming austerity. Part of the labor reforms presented by the government include stipulations which would make it easier to fire workers, and therefore allow employers more leeway in and control over their daily operations. Naturally, the unions and…

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by / on August 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Citizens Standing United

by Photo from C-SPAN3 In his notable dissent in Ligget Co. v Lee (1933), Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted that corporations “have brought such concentration of economic power that so-called private corporations are sometimes able to dominate the state.” What Brandeis observed in the twentieth century has again become a threat today. Not since the Gilded Age has money in politics become such a corrosive problem. Through the S…

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by / on February 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm / in ACE Forum, Allegiance of College Editors

Egypt Forum V: The Return of the Google Executive

by The situation in Cairo is changing daily. When Max posted it seemed as though Tahrir Square was emptying out and Mubarak’s wait-it-out strategy was sapping the will of the protesters. What the world thought was the beginning of a revolution was looking more like a rearrangement of the regime that would revolutionize little for the Egyptian people who craved a transparent, democratic government. However, today, Al Jazeera reported th…

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by / on November 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm / in Domestic, Most Recent Column, Opinion

Won’t Get Fooled Again

by Pete Townshend put it best: “Meet the new boss – same as the old boss.” The same could apply to Obama’s re-election. Many of those who voted for change in 2008 are now deeply disillusioned with Barack Obama. This is natural, given that his entire candidacy was based on his being the blank slate candidate, a canvas onto which people could project their hopes and desires, and a phenomenon that the President himself has noted. I…

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by / on November 19, 2012 at 12:29 am / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

$300 Million at Stake for NYC Students

by It is no secret that public education throughout this country suffers from a chronic lack of funding. And yet, almost nobody knows that NYC public schools stand to lose $300 million dollars in State funding from next year’s budget. If the NYC Department of Education (DOE) and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) do not come to a consensus over a new teacher evaluation system by January 17, Governor Cuomo will withhold a sched…

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