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Hunts Point Market workers win big raise

A weeklong strike at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx ended on Jan. 23 with workers winning their largest pay raise in decades and more money for health coverage. More than 1,400 workers, who have been working through the pandemic to help supply produce to New York City, has voted to strike.

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Amazon workers hold first union vote

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama began holding the corporation’s first union vote in the United States on Feb. 8. Amazon does not employ any union labor in the country and the approximately 5,800 fulfillment center employees are facing stiff opposition from the tech giant.

Outlining Biden plan for safe school reopening

Miguel Cardona, President Joe Biden's nominee for education secretary, pledged at a Senate hearing on Feb. 3 to reopen schools with new science-based guidance, to expand testing and to prioritize coronavirus vaccines for teachers.

Trader Joe’s workers: Company skimping on safety

Study finds that Black, Latino and poor students are hurt the most by COVID-19.

Suit: California not providing equal ed during pandemic

A recent lawsuit alleges that the state of California is not providing equal education during the pandemic.

COVID hurts Black, Latino and poor students most

Study finds that Black, Latino and poor students are hurt the most by COVID-19.

Los Angeles schools to offer in-person tutoring

While all schools are fully remote in Los Angeles, the teachers union — United Teachers Los Angeles —reached an agreement with the city on Oct. 8 to offer in-person tutoring for students with disabilities and English language learners

Upstate educators lose jobs as state aid dips

Public school districts around New York State are seeing layoffs as they lose millions in state aid because of the pandemic-fueled financial crisis. Schenectady laid off about 450 educators while Albany laid off 222.

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Outcry over Amazon bid to hire anti-union monitors

Amazon posted two job listings over the summer for intelligence analysts in charge of monitoring “labor organizing threats” inside the company. After the job posts went viral on social media, eliciting backlash from workers’ rights advocates, Amazon withdrew the listings on Sept. 1.

Pandemic threatens to exacerbate teacher shortage

The ongoing pandemic and deepening recession are throwing new challenges at school districts trying to stanch teacher shortages across the country.