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York CTE support staff wins 5-year deal

York Vocational Technical Support Staff has ratified a five-year contract that provides for annual raises, increased longevity pay and a small deductible increase in the 2020-21 school year.

Scranton teachers fight for fair fundiing

After years of declining state funding, waste and corruption, the Scranton School District has been made a "recovery district" by the state. With a recovery plan due in May, there's talk of closing schools in the financially struggling, impoverished district. But members of the Scranton Federation of Teachers have joined with community leaders to demand adequate and fair funding. Read more and sign a petition here.

Solidarity wins! CCP faculty, staff OK contracts

Congratulations to the amazing Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia, Local 2026, which reached tentative agreements on three contracts Wednesday night, averting a strike that could have disrupted learning forf 27,000 students. Solidarity wins!

Educators at Pittsburgh Charter School Win Union

PITTSBURGH - Educators at Environmental Charter School here have in December for union representation in an official ballot conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.

A clear majority of ECS teachers and other professionals elected to unionize after signing a petition last month stating their desire to join the American Federation of Teachers. Voter turnout was 100 percent.

PFT400 ratifies all 3 contracts overwhelmingly

Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers members voted overwhelmingly to ratify the three collective bargaining agreements with the Pittsburgh School District. The new agreements will expire on June 30, 2020.

The professional unit contract was accepted by 90% of voting members, the paraprofessional unit contract was accepted by 77% of voting members, and the technical-clerical unit contract was accepted by 90% of voting members. The PFT represents 2,400 teachers, 565 paraprofessionals and 20 technical-clerical employees. 

Temple Grad Assistants' union OKs 5th contract

In a major victory for Temple University Graduate Student Association, Local  6290 ratified its fifth contract, which includes raises of 2.7% in each of the four years of the contract, plus university-paid healthcare benefits.

Judge dismisses CCP’s bid for an injunction against its faculty union

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia Common Pleas judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Community College of Philadelphia against its faculty and staff union for engaging in what the college claimed was an illegal partial strike. To win an injunction, the administration had to show that the union was endangering the welfare of Philadelphia residents by refusing to perform work not required by the faculty contract.

First contract OK'd for Temple adjuncts

Temple Association of University Professionals, Local 4531, members ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that includes adjunct faculty for the first time, with 97 percent of the faculty voting YES!