Teacher unions

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019 file photo, Colorado Governor Jared Polis enters the House of Representatives chamber to make his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Colorado Legislature in Denver. Polis said Wednesday, Jan. 23, he is seeking to prevent Denver teachers from walking off the job next week after they overwhelmingly voted to strike over pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 23, 2019 - 6:10 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver school officials asked the state on Wednesday to intervene in its pay dispute with teachers, a move that will delay a strike that had been scheduled to start Monday. Denver Public Schools asked for help from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment after teachers...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, photograph, Kate Martin, a former teacher and current employee of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, unloads items for a potential teachers' strike outside the union's headquarters in south Denver. Teachers voted Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, to authorize a strike, which would be the first called in 25 years in the state's largest school district. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 23, 2019 - 12:49 am
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to go on strike after more than a year of negotiations over base pay. Rob Gould, lead negotiator for the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, said 93 percent of unionized teachers voted in favor of a strike. The union represents 5,635...
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Marianne O'Brien, second from right, and her fellow teachers pose in downtown Los Angeles after rallying at City Hall, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. A tentative deal between Los Angeles school officials and the teachers union will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district. O'Brien said she was ready to support the contract but would consider voting "No" if schools don't get additional support staff like nurses and counselors. (AP Photo/Christopher Weber)
January 23, 2019 - 12:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers overwhelmingly approved a new contract Tuesday and planned to return to the classroom after a six-day strike over funding and staffing in the nation's second-largest school district. Although all votes hadn't been counted, preliminary figures showed that a "vast...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, student Leo Rittner Solomon, 6, front left, and parent Hilda Rodriguez Guzman, right, react as United Teachers Los Angeles president and teacher Alex Caputo-Pearl announces the nation's second-largest school district, Los Angeles Unified School District, was going on strike in Los Angeles. The union said Monday, Jan. 21, that teachers are due back at picket lines Tuesday morning even if an agreement is reached Monday, saying it takes time to mobilize a ratification vote of a deal. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
January 22, 2019 - 10:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 8 p.m. Los Angeles teachers have approved a contract deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district. Although all votes haven't been counted, the union...
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Educators rally as a strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District entered its fifth day outside City Hall in Los Angeles Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Clashes over pay, class sizes and support-staff levels in the district led to its first strike in 30 years and prompted the staffing of classrooms with substitute teachers and administrators. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 20, 2019 - 11:49 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most educators and parents see class size as an indicator of a quality education and have made it a priority in teacher strikes across the United States in the past year, but its effectiveness is still up for debate. There's no universal standard for the best class size, though...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2018, file photo Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses the Global Action Climate Summit in San Francisco. A Los Angeles teachers strike is highlighting political risks for Garcetti as he ponders a run for president. Television images showing streets teeming with shouting picketers while half-a-million students are left in limbo aren’t the kind of publicity he needs to launch a White House run. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
January 19, 2019 - 8:58 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles teachers' strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn't the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign...
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Teachers picketed and rallied as a strike against the giant Los Angeles Unified School District entered its fifth day with a new round of contract negotiations underway Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Drums, whistles, shouts and honks from supportive motorists echoed through downtown as groups of teachers and backers walked to a rally at Grand Park near City Hall. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 18, 2019 - 4:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers picketed and rallied Friday as a strike against the giant Los Angeles Unified School District entered its fifth day with a new round of contract negotiations underway. Drums, whistles, shouts and honks from supportive motorists echoed through downtown as groups of...
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Teachers, parents and students picket under the rain in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. A new round of contract negotiations began between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain. The announcement that the two sides were sitting down Thursday for the first time in nearly a week didn't indicate whether any new contract offers would be on the table. Union officials tempered expectations, saying a quick deal was unlikely. District officials have said teacher demands could bankrupt the school system. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 17, 2019 - 9:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new round of contract negotiations started Thursday between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain. The announcement that the two sides would sit down for the first time in nearly a week didn't indicate whether...
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School teachers protest in central Athens, on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Hundreds of striking Greek civil servants, mostly school teachers, are marching through central Athens to protest the proposed new hiring criteria for state school teachers. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 17, 2019 - 9:39 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Striking school teachers and other Greek civil servants shut down central Athens for hours Thursday during a protest of new hiring criteria for teachers that were under consideration in parliament. About 3,000 people took part in the protest outside the parliament building,...
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Elementary students, from right, Sawyer Mack is joined by his sisters, Capri and Kaya in support of a teachers strike in front of Hamilton High School in Los Angeles on Wed. Jan. 16, 2019. Los Angeles school administrators urged the union to resume bargaining as tens of thousands of teachers planned to walk picket lines for a third day Wednesday, after being joined on strike for the first time by some of their counterparts from independent charter schools. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
January 17, 2019 - 12:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers and officials in the nation's second-largest school district agreed Wednesday to resume contract negotiations in the midst of a strike that sent tens of thousands of educators onto the streets. Both sides will resume bargaining at noon Thursday at City Hall, the office...
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