Teacher unions

An instructor carries a placard as she marches to Denver Public Schools headquarters to deliver Valentine Day cards Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Denver. Teachers walked off their jobs Monday, the first strike by teachers in Denver in 25 years. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 13, 2019 - 8:20 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers went on strike to improve their pay, but the fight wasn't that simple. Emboldened by teacher activism nationwide and struggling to live in a rapidly growing city, Denver educators are challenging one of the nation's oldest incentive pay systems, which is endorsed by...
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Teacher Will Corvin poses for photos at his home in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Corvin, who is in the second year of his Teach for America stint, said he and all the corps members at his Oakland high school see the value of the union as an avenue for change given that the district has a teacher turnover crisis. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 13, 2019 - 4:16 pm
Young teachers are caught up in a possible strike in Oakland, California, that's giving new life to the long-simmering tension between traditional public schools and the education reform program Teach for America. The push by career educators for better pay and conditions in the classroom is...
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A teacher moves from table-to-table while teaching one of two combined sixth-grade classes in the gymnasium at Skinner Middle School during the first day of the Denver Public Schools teachers strike, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. More negotiations are set for Tuesday. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 4:53 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers and district leaders were trying to end a strike over pay Tuesday with the help of a federal negotiator. The teachers are following the lead of educators across the country by donning red amid strikes and protests for better pay and working conditions. All schools...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014 file photo, AmeriCorps volunteers take a pledge as President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton mark the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, which promotes volunteerism and community service, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington. Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for telling members to cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service. In partnership with the AmeriCorps, Teach for America members can apply for an education award at the end of their service to help pay off student loans. An AmeriCorps spokeswoman couldn't immediately provide comment but said striking is prohibited. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
February 12, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for suggesting members should cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service. More than 300 alumni signed the letter...
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Hung Huynh, left, a teacher at Castro Elementary, joins his colleagues during a strike rally on the west steps of the state Capitol, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike is the first for teachers in Denver since 1994 and centers on base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 11, 2019 - 2:55 pm
DENVER (AP) — Striking teachers picketed outside of schools and marched through Denver's streets Monday as car horns blared in support of the latest U.S. walkout amid a swell of educator activism in at least a half-dozen states over the last year. Just over half of the 4,725 teachers called in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul speaks during his address at the inauguration of Gov. Tony Evers, right, at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. A coalition of labor unions and a Democratic lawmaker filed another lawsuit Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, challenging measures Wisconsin Republicans approved in a lame-duck session, alleging in part that the new laws illegally weaken the governor and attorney general while placing an "incalculable" financial burden on taxpayers. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)
February 04, 2019 - 11:04 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A coalition of labor unions and a Democratic lawmaker filed another lawsuit Monday challenging measures Wisconsin Republicans approved in a lame-duck session, alleging in part that the new laws illegally weaken the governor and attorney general while placing an "incalculable"...
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. Garcetti will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, slightly winnowing a field that is still likely to be large and unwieldy for a party desperate to oust President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 29, 2019 - 8:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, slightly winnowing a field that is still likely to be large and unwieldy for a party desperate to oust President Donald Trump. "I have decided not to throw my hat into the ring to run...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 file photo, elementary school teachers Iris Marin, center, and Mireya Gutierrez, right, and Lorena Redford, clench fists at a rally in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles teachers who declared a victory after a six-day strike have added momentum to a wave of activism by educators. They've tapped a common theme and found success by framing their cause as a push to improve public education, not just get pay raises. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
January 26, 2019 - 8:34 am
Los Angeles teachers who declared a victory after a six-day strike have added momentum to a successful wave of activism by educators framing their cause as a push to improve public education, not just get pay raises. Teachers in Denver, Oakland, Virginia, Texas, Washington and Illinois are planning...
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Students are welcomed with high-fives and hugs by teachers and administration upon their return to Evelyn Thurman Gratts Elementary School in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, after a weeks longs city wide teachers strike. Thousands of Los Angeles teachers returned to work Wednesday after voting to ratify a deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
January 23, 2019 - 6:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles teachers returned to work Wednesday after contentious negotiations ended with a new contract and a commitment by the union and the district to work together to get more state money for schools in part by pushing to overhaul California's property tax system. Teachers...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019 file photo, Colorado Governor Jared Polis enters the House of Representatives chamber to make his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Colorado Legislature in Denver. Polis said Wednesday, Jan. 23, he is seeking to prevent Denver teachers from walking off the job next week after they overwhelmingly voted to strike over pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 23, 2019 - 3:10 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver school officials asked the state on Wednesday to intervene in its pay dispute with teachers, a move that will delay a strike that had been scheduled to start Monday. Denver Public Schools asked for help from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment after teachers...
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