Des Moines teachers seek 7.5 percent raise

By Ashleigh Costello on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 in Spending No Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa – The teachers union for the state’s largest school district is seeking a 7.5 percent raise and the creation of a wellness program for educators in the upcoming school year.

NY Gov. to UFT: settle on new teacher evaluations, or else

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 in Unions No Comments

NEW YORK – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week issued an ultimatum to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew: agree on a new teacher evaluation system or the state will impose one.

Right to Work rumblings – in Rhode Island!

By Trevor TenBrink on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 in Unions No Comments

PROVIDENCE – Midwestern industrial states like Michigan and Indiana have enacted Right to Work laws to give employees a choice about whether or not to join a union. Pennsylvania is debating such a move, as well. But Rhode Island?!?