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Seattle teachers' tentative deal tackles issues beyond pay

...contract talks when they reached an agreement last year, said Mary Cathryn Ricker, executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers who led the St. Paul union at the time."This is a trend that really is going to continue to blossom...
Nation and World
Fierce response call to end federal unions

...he always does when he can't think of real solutions. He attacks workers."J. David Cox, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union of federal workers, representing about 750,000 people, said it's...
Nation and World
Clinton to make boosting wages key to plan

...unemployment rate has fallen to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent.Clinton on Saturday picked up the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers union, the first major labor union to endorse a presidential candidate. The union is led by Randi...
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Lewis Law Firm comes to Juneau

...has been selected as the new business manager for the Alaska Public Employees Association, which joined with the American Federation of Teachers in 1990. It is a statewide union representing state supervisors, education support staff, faculty...
Juneau education staff contributes to Helping Hands and the school breakfast program with students in the morning and throughout the day. They are keenly aware of food insecurities in our community. JESS is affiliated with the Alaska Public Employees Association/American Federation of Teachers (APEA/AFT).
School district, support staff strike new deal maintenance and custodial personnel. JESS is a local affiliate of the Alaska Public Employee Association and American Federation of Teachers.The JESS membership is scheduled to vote on the new contract Nov. 22. The Juneau School District...
Scientists trace global warming in Interior

...the U.S. negotiators of environmental accords in Kyoto, Japan; and Dr. Henry Kelly, the president of the American Federation of Scientists. The group spent all day Tuesday in and around Fairbanks before moving down the Richardson Highway...
My Turn: Declining teacher pay hurts student achievement

...recent article in the Juneau Empire gives Alaska's educators reason for concern. Recently we learned that the American Federation of Teachers annual study of teacher average salaries shows that Alaska has dropped another notch, to 10th place...
Distance education: Taking the body out of 'student body'

...higher education issues for the American Federation of Teachers, a union with...distance programs concerns the American Federation of Teachers, a union that...higher education issues for the American Federation of Teachers. "But putting...
This Day in History

...the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment. In 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO under its first president...


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