Unions

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The Education Exchange: Wisconsin’s Act 10, Ten Years On

Governor Scott Walker's reform of pensions, collective-bargaining for public employees saved $14 billion. Dire consequences predicted by unions failed to materialize.
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EdNext Podcast: Keep Cameras on in Classrooms, Even after the Pandemic Ends

Like televising courtroom proceedings or putting body-cams on police officers, it adds transparency.
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EdNext Podcast: Derrell Bradford on How a Nationwide Teacher Strike Has Closed In-Person Public Schools

"Catholic schools have figured this out, parochial schools have figured this out. It's amazing what masks and market pressure can do."
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The Education Exchange: “Release Time” Pay for Union Leaders Is Challenged in New Jersey Lawsuit

"The Jersey City School Board is essentially writing a blank check to the union," says lawyer for two taxpayers who object

EdNext Podcast: Teachers Unions Shaping Reopening Decisions

Organized labor's public-sector power survives a Supreme Court decision

EdNext Podcast: Reforming a Divided School System in Los Angeles

EdNext Podcast · Ep. 190 - March 4, 2020: Reforming a Divided School System...

EdNext Podcast: Engaging Teachers Unions in Education Reform

Robert Maranto, the 21st Century Chair in Leadership in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss why school reformers should try to work with teachers unions in an effort to improve schools.

The Education Exchange: Public Sector Unions Not Devastated by Janus

When the Supreme Court ruled last year in Janus v. Afscme that unions could no longer collect agency fees from employees who choose not to join, many predicted a major decline in union membership. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, public union membership declined less than 1% in 2018. In this episode, Paul E. Peterson talks with Daniel DiSalvo.

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