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August 20, 2020

New York City Teachers' Union Threatens Strike Over School Reopenings

The possibility of a strike in New York City's schools grew more distinct this week. Unions are pressing their cases in other districts, too.

August 06, 2020

New NEA President: 'We Are Not Going to Put Our Students at Risk' for COVID-19

Becky Pringle, the next president of the National Education Association, said she would support teachers in "whatever actions they need to take" to protect the health of students and staff.

August 03, 2020

Across the Country, Teachers Rally for Safe Reopenings and Police-Free Schools

A coalition of teachers' unions and progressive groups organized a "National Day of Resistance" to fight against school building reopenings.

July 28, 2020

Anthony Fauci to Teachers: You'll Be 'Part of the Experiment' in Reopening Schools

Dr. Anthony Fauci said there are still many unanswered questions about how the coronavirus is spread by children.

July 28, 2020

Strikes Are an Option to Force Schools to Reopen Safely, AFT President Says

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said the union would pursue lawsuits and "safety strikes" if necessary.

July 10, 2020

Teachers' Unions Are Wary of Reopening Schools. Here's What They're Saying

The debate on whether and how to reopen school buildings has ramped up. This is what the teachers' unions for the five largest school districts have said about going back.

July 02, 2020

The National Education Association Is Projecting a 125,000-Member Loss Due to COVID Layoffs

Despite the projected membership loss, the union's revenue will increase by about $7 million next year because of a dues increase for teachers and support employees.

July 01, 2020

NEA's Lily Eskelsen García Talks Racial Justice, COVID Layoffs, and Leaving Office

Lily Eskelsen García, a former Utah Teacher of the Year who got her start in schools as a lunch lady, will soon step down as president of the National Education Association.

April 21, 2020

National Education Association's Annual Convention Goes Virtual

The teachers' union's board of directors voted to cancel in-person attendance at its annual Representative Assembly due to the coronavirus outbreak and will conduct a scaled-down virtual convention instead.

November 13, 2019

In Little Rock, Ark., Teachers to Strike for Collective Bargaining Power

Teachers in Little Rock, Ark., will be on the picket lines Thursday for only the second time in the school district's history.

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