teachers union

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David Madden
July 30, 2020 - 6:09 pm
It appears New Jersey’s largest teachers union is on the same page with Gov. Phil Murphy when it comes to the basics of resuming classes in the fall — to a point. Read more here.
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Mike DeNardo
July 14, 2020 - 8:00 am
The Philadelphia School District is expected to release its back-to-school plan this week, and the teachers union wants to be sure the plan addresses members' concerns over COVID-19. The union is issuing its own back-to-school recommendations Tuesday. Read more here.
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Mike DeNardo
April 15, 2020 - 1:34 pm
As federal stimulus checks start arriving, teachers in the Philadelphia area are being asked to turn theirs over for fellow school staffers who don't get paid as much. And so far, more than 60 teachers have done just that. Read more here.
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PFT lawsuit
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Tim Jimenez
January 20, 2020 - 11:59 am
The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is suing the School District of Philadelphia for the way, the union says, it has been handling asbestos problems at several schools. Read more here.
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Parents and teachers demand the asbestos be fully removed from Alexander McClure Elementary School before students return to class.
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KYW Staff
January 17, 2020 - 8:25 am
Alexander McClure Elementary School in the city's Hunting Park neighborhood is closed again Friday because new tests showed elevated levels of airborne asbestos. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
January 16, 2020 - 10:37 pm
The Philadelphia teachers union says "alarming" levels of airborne asbestos were detected at McClure Elementary School on Tuesday, a day before it reopened for students. Read more here.
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Temple faculty rally
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Mike DeNardo
October 15, 2019 - 3:59 pm
Faculty members at Temple University rallied on campus Tuesday afternoon, hours before their labor contract expires at midnight. Read more here.
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Community College of Philadelphia
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Tim Jimenez
April 04, 2019 - 9:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A week after authorizing a strike, Community College of Philadelphia faculty and staff members reached a tentatitve agreement with the school Wednesday night. There won’t be any CCP teachers or staffers out of the classroom and on the picket line, and nursing student...
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PFT Healthy Schools Tracker app demonstration
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Mike DeNardo
January 24, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia teachers union has launched a new smartphone app that allows teachers, students — or anybody — to report problems in school buildings. There are countless problems plaguing Philadelphia's aging school buildings. Now, a free app allows users to report...
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In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, United Teachers Los Angeles leaders are joined by thousands of teachers as they march past the Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown Los Angeles.
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January 22, 2019 - 1:13 pm
By John Antczak, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tentative deal was reached Tuesday between Los Angeles school officials and the teachers union that will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike against the nation's second-largest district, officials said. Los Angeles...
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