Samantha Winslow

Work, Not Charity

Despite the impulse to self-sacrifice, the best thing teachers can do is stand up for themselves—and their students—against the corporate cost-cutting mindset.

Teachers and parents beat the Koch brothers' campaign money by knocking on 100,000 doors.

Three years after their strike won national headlines, teachers, paraprofessionals, and clinicians are angry over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new attack.

In Chicago, 12 South Side community activists are on a hunger strike to force the school board to re-open their neighborhood high school.

Teachers have returned to work as they review their tentative agreement. While some were disappointed at the wage increases, they won on other important issues, including evaluations.

On the heels of one-day strikes, Washington's highest court announced it will start charging a penalty of $100,000 a day for illegally underfunding public schools.

Organizing Is the Key to Surviving Friedrichs

A decision that makes the whole public sector “right to work” could be devastating. But public sector workers didn’t always have legal protection to unionize, bargain, or strike. They won those rights—by organizing without them.

After saving the Affordable Care Act again and protecting same-sex couples' right to marry, the justices ended their term by opting to hear the case that public sector unions have been trying to make go away.