The original concept of charter schools emerged nationally more than two decades ago and was intended to support community efforts to open up education. Albert Shanker, then president of the American Federation of Teachers union, lauded the charter idea in Read More »
It is with great sadness that we report that longtime Beyond Chron contributor Carl Finamore had a stroke and has begun e a long rehabilitation. The stroke occurred only two days after we published Carl’s powerful April 28 story,” SF Read More »
AFT 2121 Says Stop Class Reductions & Pay Cuts
After one frustrating year of union bargaining, AFT 2121 faculty at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) conducted a one-day unfair labor practice strike “of all classes at all eleven campuses” Read More »
In two months, I’ll be 70 years old. I’ve been fighting for the rights and well-being of working people for longer than many of the people in this room have been alive.
I made my first speech in favor of Read More »
Self-employed independent contractors in the Golden State can neither form unions nor negotiate collective bargaining pacts, but part of those conditions could soon change, according to Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego). Gonzalez, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women Read More »
Unlike the ninety percent of American workers who have only their own personal voice to influence their wages, benefits and working conditions, union employees use their collective organization to establish guarantees.
And, union workers come to negotiations very well prepared Read More »
What can happen when voters use electoral politics to raise the minimum wage? For one thing, some mainstream media can go on the attack by editorializing in coverage that poses as “news.”
Take, for example, ABC Channel 10’s recent television Read More »
There’s a new fad sweeping the nation.
It’s called “Educational Accountability.” Here’s how it works.
If your neighborhood school can’t afford to pay its bills, just close it.
That’s right. Don’t help. Don’t look for ways to save money. Don’t Read More »