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LA Teacher Strike Highlights Common Challenges Facing Educators Nationwide

The setting is different, but the complaints of teachers who are out on strike in Los Angeles are echoing those heard in walkouts nationwide. Unlike protests that closed schools last spring in states including West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arizona, the strike that began Monday is unfolding in a liberal-leaning state and one of the country’s biggest cities. But it highlights common challenges facing educators across the country. Public education funding in many states has not returned t...
Tags: New York, News, California, La, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Arizona, Union, Oklahoma, American Federation Of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, Economic Policy Institute, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl

LAUSD teachers get paid less than big-city peers, but a 6 percent raise would bring them closer

A typical teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District makes roughly $80,000 a year, but those wages are still below counterparts in major cities in California and other states, according to an analysis of 2017 pay records. United Teachers Los Angeles is asking for higher pay, among other demands, ahead of a planned strike Monday. The district and the union have struggled to come to an agreement on new contract for the last two years. UTLA’s request for a 6.5 percent raise, effective July ...
Tags: New York, News, Education, California, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, Union, Lausd, Local News, Chicago Public Schools

Strike or no strike, LAUSD has another problem: Crippling debt

By Taylor Swaak, LA School Report The looming teacher strike in Los Angeles, no matter how it’s sliced, comes down to money — but not the salary raises and cost of new hires that have kept the district and its teachers union apart during nearly two years of contract negotiations. The real money problem, experts say, lies with the district’s skyrocketing long-term debt. Experts warn that for the district to stay out of bankruptcy, it must slash its billions in long-term liabilities, much of it ti...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Union, Lausd, Compton, Inglewood, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, LA school, Reason Foundation, Jeanne Allen

Trump storms out of talks on shutdown, bemoans 'total waste of time'

"I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier?" Trump wrote. Union officials said some TSA officers had already quit because of the shutdown and many were considering quitting.
Tags: News, Union, Tsa, Trump, Border Security

Deputies kill 81-year-old man who they say fired gun first

UNION, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say police officers in South Carolina shot and killed an 81-year-old man who fired a gun at them as they tried to take him into custody for a mental evaluation. Union County Sheriff’s deputies said they were called Saturday night to a home near Union after a neighbor said Harold […]
Tags: News, Nation, Union, South Carolina, Harold, UNION S C AP

Crime Scene Doughnuts and Hurricane Heists: The Best Trash Movies of 2018

To quote the poet Oscar the Grouch, “Oh, I love trash.” There’s a soft-spot in my heart for trash movies. The trashier the better. I’m not talking about the worst movies of the year. Nor am I talking about movies that are so bad they’re good. Instead, I’m referring to a special type of a film – one that is perfectly content to be, well, garbage. Movies with little-to-no ambition that aren’t trying to do…anything. Except present you with cheap, cheesy, trashy spectacle. These are the type of mov...
Tags: Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Movies, Time, America, Features, Netflix, Showtime, James Bond, Robert De Niro, Union, Cia, Bronx, Kevin Connolly, Staten Island

As students head back to school, LAUSD strike looms

The kids are back in school — but another interruption to their education may be days away. As students in the Los Angeles Unified School District return to class Monday, Jan. 7, after the holiday break, a brewing storm over the future of education in the district looms, with 30,000 teachers planning to strike on Thursday, Jan. 10. The coming strike is over what the teachers union, the UTLA, calls the district’s failure to reduces class sizes and boost staffing — particularly counselors, librari...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Union, Lausd, Local News, City Hall, Alex Caputo Pearl, UTLA, Southern California News Group, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT

An Uber Decision on Arbitration Clauses

Rideshare companies like Uber have already completely transformed the transportation industry, but they are not without their detractors. As I first mentioned in 2017, a class action launched against the company, and has recently made its way to the Ontario Court of Appeal. The Superior Court motion decision, summarized on Slaw here, relied on the Arbitration Act, 1991, the International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017, and case law such as Seidel v. TELUS Communications Inc., Wellman v. TELUS ...
Tags: Uber, Law, Court, US, Chicago, Esa, Philippines, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Union, Court of appeal, Ontario, Ministry, Wallace, Davidson, Davies

ESPN apologizes for using 'Dixie' with Civil War-themed Andrew Luck graphic

During Saturday's broadcast of Colts-Texans, ESPN presented a graphic that depicted Luck as a Union general with both apparent Confederate and Union soldiers protecting him.            [Author: For The Win]
Tags: News, Union, Espn, For the Win

LAUSD teachers may go on strike this week for the first time since 1989: Here’s what you need to know

Come this Thursday, 30,000 K-12 educators in Los Angeles may not show up for work, leaving close to half a million students without a teacher in their classrooms. A strike could be avoided as leaders of LA Unified School District and teachers union UTLA return to the negotiating table Monday, but what should LAUSD families expect during a strike if they don’t cut a deal? Negotiating teams of the country’s second largest school district and its teachers union have been unsuccessful in brokering a...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Union, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, City Hall, Amanda, John Rogers

Morning Headlines: Cleveland Reports 129 Homicides in 2018, U of A Second Site for Ohio Cyber Range

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, January 4: Cleveland reports 129 homicides in 2018; U of A is second site for Ohio Cyber Range; Cleveland Hopkins drinking fountains deemed safe; Cuyahoga County jail faces eighth lawsuit; Union sues GM, says laid-off workers should replace temps; Ohio governor-elect announces additional Cabinet picks; Investigation that benched Meyer cost Ohio State $1 million; Toledo man, girlfriend receive additional charges in terrorism investigation; Fox 8 goes da...
Tags: Fox, Gm, Ohio, Union, Meyer, Cleveland, Ohio State, Toledo, Cuyahoga County, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner, Cleveland Hopkins

As 2019 chimes in, LAUSD board members urge teachers to seek compromise and avoid strike

Los Angeles Unified School District board members joined the chief of schools on Wednesday to usher in the new year with a plea to union teachers to get back to the bargaining table. In some of their first public comments on the issue since a Jan. 10 strike date was set, district trustees urged compromise and a settlement to a fierce contract dispute mired in back-and-forth public posturing over Twitter and through other public comments. If the parties fail to reach an agreement before next Thur...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Union, Lausd, Local News, Ucla, John Rogers, PLAYA VISTA, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified

First Nitin Gadkari, now Manohar Parrikar: Is the RSS sending clear signals to Narendra Modi not to take anything for granted in 2019? It is unlikely that Narendra Modi‘s media advisor is secretly writing a book titled ‘The Prime Ministerial Accident“, because of course, the smart man has not made the stupid mistake that Manmohan Singh made: of hiring a “dubious” media advisor like Sanjaya Baru. Notwithstanding that, the year of the lord, 2019, has already had its most exciting roadcrash. On January 1, M...
Tags: Travel, Media, Supreme Court, Congress, BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Union, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Delhi, Rss, Shah, Panjim, Modi, Manohar Parrikar

Teachers, stand up to the Goliath of the UTLA union

It’s a lot easier to threaten a strike than to carry one out successfully. The reason for that, obviously, is that during a strike, workers don’t get paid. And the longer the strike, the worse the financial hardship. United Teachers Los Angeles has been negotiating a new contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District for nearly two years. In August, the union held a strike-authorization vote. The voting took place at school sites. Over 80 percent of union members cast ballots, and 98 perc...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Union, Lausd, Brown, Los Angeles Unified School District, Rebecca Friedrichs, Janus, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Susan Shelley, AFSCME

Nurses picket Burbank hospital, while strikes are called at hospitals in Van Nuys, Hollywood

Nurses negotiating a contract with their employers at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center picketed the Burbank hospital Thursday as they gathered to vote on authorizing a potential strike. The hospital’s nearly 900 nurses are represented by Service Employees International Union Local 121RN. Union officials say the nurses are being assigned to units in which they do not have enough training to fulfill the necessary tasks. They also have concerns that nurses are being left to cover the workload o...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Kaiser Permanente, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Union, SEIU, Local News, Southern California, Carter, Burbank, Tarzana, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane

There is a Reason United’s Purchase of ExpressJet is So Complicated

The news started rolling in on Tuesday. United would be purchasing regional-operator ExpressJet from its current parent company SkyWest, but this is no ordinary purchase. It’s a very complex transaction that has United only acquiring a minority stake in a shell company that will be majority-owned by a separate, secretive company owned by “seasoned airline managers.” Confused? You aren’t alone, but there is actually good reason for this. United is the only one of the big three in th...
Tags: Travel, US, Union, United, Company, Don, SkyWest, CommutAir, ExpressJet, United Express, Association of Flight Attendants AFA, Reason United, Envoy Piedmont, PSA Meanwhile Delta, Endeavor United, Champlain Enterprises LLC Now United

Ask the author: Meet Justice Edward Sanford

The following is a series of questions prompted by Stephanie Slater’s “Edward Terry Sanford: A Tennessean on the U.S. Supreme Court” (University of Tennessee Press, 2018). This is the first biography of a justice whose contributions to the Supreme Court in the 1920s were overshadowed in life by those of his more famous colleagues, including Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes and Louis Brandeis, and even in death, because he passed away on the same day as retired Chief Justice William Howard Taft. ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Virginia, Court, Book Reviews, Harvard, Tennessee, Connecticut, Union, Republican Party, South, Bell

Police union reps sit down with reform advocate for post mortem on Austin-police-contract fight

On December 13, 2017, a contract negotiated between the Austion police union and city management was voted down by the city council in response to a large community uprising led by the Austin Justice Coalition. After nearly a year-long standoff, the sides came to an agreement in November, with the union agreeing to significant new reforms and $10 million per year less than in the previously negotiated contract.On December 4th, police union representatives Ron DeLord and Chris Perkins sat down wi...
Tags: Law, Austin, Union, Chris Perkins, Gritsforbreakfast, Saul Alinsky, Chas Moore, Ron DeLord, Austin Justice Coalition, Sam SinyangweA

Video Game Industry Unionization: How it Would Happen

After years of studio closures, mass layoffs, and long, unpaid crunchtime, unionization is becoming the clear answer for developers looking for a seat at the table in the video game industry. While conversations about the importance of unions happen often on social media and at events like the Game Developers Conference earlier this year, it’s […]
Tags: Features, Union, Game Workers Unite, Gamer Workers Unite UK

home at last: three days between the end of training and the start of work

I am so happy to be home! I got home late Friday night and on Saturday gave myself a full day off from all devices.My last few days of training were very interesting. I went back to Nanaimo for an all-day meeting for professional staff -- regular librarians, next-step-up librarians such as me, managers, and system executives. To my delight, this meeting was followed by an annual union meeting, the BCGEU local of which I am now a member. Both meetings were very interesting and positive.The librar...
Tags: Travel, Personal, Union, Allan, North Island, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, CUPE, Moving To Bc

School defends expulsion of Wade family friend

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida prep school at the center of a dispute over the expulsion of a student who is friends with NBA star Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union says its handbook explicitly states that any student who uses profanity toward a staff member will be expelled. Wade and Union released […]
Tags: Florida, Gabrielle Union, News, Nba, Union, Wade, Fla, Dwayne Wade, Nation & World

UK video games workers unionize over “wide-scale exploitation” and diversity issues

Working in video games might sound like a dream job to a 12-year-old Fortnight-loving kid but the day-to-day reality of grinding in the industry can be as unrelenting as fighting an end of level baddie. Games devs are routinely corralled to ‘crunch’ to hit sequential release target deadlines to ensure a project gets delivered on time and budget. Unpaid overtime is a norm. Long hours are certainly expected. And taking any holiday across vast swathes of the year can be heavily frowned upon, if not...
Tags: Gaming, Europe, UK, Tech, Diversity, United Kingdom, Union, IWGB, Games Industry, Independent Workers Union of Great Britain IWGB, Dr Jason Moyer Lee, Dec Peach

Wade, Union aiding student seeking reinstatement to school

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are backing attorney Benjamin Crump in an effort to help an expelled student and family friend get back into high school. Wade and Union released a statement Thursday supporting senior Cyrus Nance, who was a basketball player in his first year at American Heritage High until […]
Tags: Gabrielle Union, News, Sports, Ap, Union, Wade, Dwyane Wade, Fla, Benjamin Crump, Nation & World, Wade Union, Cyrus Nance, American Heritage High

Say Hello to the Hi5 Union 2.0 Tables

Hi5 Union 2.0 Tables are a collection of go-anywhere, do-anything, super-durable multi-use tables. Constructed of solid 2” thick laminate panels, Hi5’s Union 2.0 Tables perform in a variety of venues. Their 10-foot length makes them a natural for hospitality and commercial locales, and features like integrated wire management and varied heights render them ideal for collaborative workspaces. And they’re easy to re-locate (especially given the size). The industrial locking casters enable a “ro...
Tags: Books, Union, Workspaces, Tables, Hi5, Hospitality Tables, Collaborative Tables, Locking Casters, Hi5 Tables, Laminate Tables, Union 2.0 tables, Workspace Tables, Hi5 Union, Hi5 's Union

Kaiser Permanente mental health workers begin strike

Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians are beginning a five-day strike Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, over what they say are long waits for patients. Kaiser officials say the labor action is about money. Facilities where workers will picket include this one at 4867 W. Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. (Google Street View) LOS ANGELES — About 4,000 unionized mental health clinicians at Kaiser Permanente facilities across the state, including in Los Angeles and Anaheim, began a five-day strike Monday ami...
Tags: Business, News, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Union, Anaheim, National Union of Healthcare Workers, Kaiser Kaiser, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF

The Latest: Unions wait to hear Macron's plans for France

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France (all times local):3:10 p.m.Union representatives say French President Emmanuel Macron gave no information about the measures he is going to announce in a televised... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, France, Ap, Paris, Union, Emmanuel Macron, Macron

MLB players concerned about retooling teams, attendance drop

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players are concerned the Seattle Mariners have become yet another rebuilding team and may be joined by others following a season of steep attendance drops among clubs that faded early and never contended for the playoffs. Union head Tony Clark and new collective bargaining director Bruce Meyer said Wednesday their […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Mlb, Union, Seattle Mariners, Tony Clark, Bruce Meyer

The secrets of newspaper names

A few years ago, two colleagues of mine traveled around the country documenting what was going on in the newspaper industry, talking to editors, reporters, and publishers in all 50 states. Reading their book, Practicing Journalism: The Power and Purpose of the Fourth Estate, I was struck by the great passion of journalists and their commitment to public service. But I also found myself entranced by the variety of newspaper names. What might names reveal?Most, if not all, newspaper names have som...
Tags: Books, New York Post, New York, California, Washington Post, Washington, Massachusetts, Arkansas, New York Times, Arizona, Dallas, Union, Philadelphia, Michigan, Modesto, Usa Today

Tips To Help You Write Faster MySQL Queries

Poorly written queries can be and often are the main reason for slow server response time. They’re a common bottleneck in the process of delivering dynamic web pages. You probably can’t make every query super fast, but you can certainly improve many, starting with those that have the slowest performance. I’ve been talking about databases for the last few months, specifically MySQL databases for a few weeks now. I started with some thoughts about SQL in general and then walked you through s...
Tags: Design, Web Design, Php, Mysql, Union, Performance, DESC, Queries, MySQL Query Optimization

The Year of the Defenseman

When writing about Michigan’s Quinn Hughes yesterday, I was looking up some background stats, and something jumped out at me: Defensemen seem to be scoring at a truly prolific rate this year. With 15 points in 13 games, Hughes is averaging a very impressive 1.15 points per game this season, and yet Hughes is only ranked tied for sixth nationally among defensemen in points per game. Currently ahead of him are Harvard’s Adam Fox(2.12), UMass’ Cale Makar(1.33), UMD’s Scott Perunovich(1.33), Q...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Fox, Harvard, Wisconsin, Union, Michigan, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Princeton, Bentley, Denver, Notre Dame, Providence, UMD