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Anti-abortion video headed to schools

At least four states are considering following North Dakota in mandating that a factually incorrect and misleading animated video of fetal development be shown in elementary schools.

Union households are wealthier

Typical union households have 1.7 times the median wealth as their nonunion counterparts, according to a new Center for American Progress report

Starbucks agrees to nationwide bargaining

Starbucks is slated to begin bargaining in late April with delegates from its 400 unionized stores after agreeing to end its two-year campaign against union organizing.

Hate crimes at schools on the rise

A new U.S. Department of Justice report found that hate crimes at schools, colleges and universities steadily increased from a pandemic low in 2020 to 2022, the latest year for which data is available. 

California State faculty strikes, wins raises

After the first day of a planned weeklong strike, the California State University faculty union reached a tentative contract with the university that included big raises for the lowest paid instructors, who comprise over half of the union’s 29,000...

School districts sue social media companies

More than 200 school districts nationwide are suing social media companies, alleging the platforms’ addictive apps are harming youth mental health and forcing schools to devote more resources to help them.

Class-size cap omitted from Portland deal

After striking for more than three weeks in November, the Portland, Oregon school district and the union representing teachers, school counselors and other employees reached an agreement that boosts salaries and planning time. But the new contract...

UAW mounts new organizing drive

The United Auto Workers is targeting nearly 150,000 workers at U.S. factories owned by 13 automakers, including large foreign-owned companies and electric vehicle manufacturers, in one of its largest organizing drives in history.

Bargaining boost affects joint employers

A federal rule that takes effect on Dec. 26 creates new standards for determining when two companies should be considered “joint employers” under the National Labor Relations Act, which could make it easier for millions of franchise employees and...

Nation facing school nurse shortage

More than one-third of schools across the country do not have a full-time on-site nurse as students face higher rates of chronic illness, an unprecedented youth mental health crisis and the waning COVID-19 epidemic amid a national nursing shortage.