Teacher strikes across the country have brought much-needed attention to public education, including chronic underfunding, teacher and staff shortages, outda...
For Adults, Lifelong Learning Happens The Old Fashioned Way
Even after high school or college, Americans keep on learning. While online tools make this easier than ever, a new study finds the vast majority of adults prefer taking classes in physical places.
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Click here to support Maurice German organized by Team Maurice German Verizon worker
This man is suspended from Verizon for using company equipment to save a cat from atop a telephone pole. Maurice German needs to be commended for taking action instead of punished. This is what is wrong with the world today.
The Labor Prospect: What Scalia’s Death Means for Unions
The impact of Scalia's death goes way beyond Friedrichs, plus West Virginia goes right-to-work, and Minneapolis moves toward mandatory sick leave.
'The other 4-year degree’: Why everyone’s talking about apprenticeships
Apprentices earn an average starting salary of $50,000 a year and go on to earn $300,000 more over their lifetime than those with just a high school diploma, according to the Department of Labor.
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
Why the school ‘accountability movement’ based on standardized tests is nothing more than ‘a...
A new book by a Harvard testing expert spells it out. Here's a Q&A with him.
Memorial Unveiled for Stephen Livecchi at College Point Depot
All work at the sprawling College Point MTA bus depot came to halt at 10:30 a.m. this morning (Thursday, March 28th) in a solemn tribute to veteran Maintainer Helper Stephen Livecchi, who was killed on the job as he was directing bus traffic one year ago on March 27, 2018. Brother Livecchi had worked at the Depot for 37 years Many of the depot’s workers, from both transportation and maintenance, gathered for the unveiling of an engraved memorial to the fallen transit worker, near the entrance to the facility on 28th Avenue. Livecchi’s wife, Donna, surrounded by union officers, MTA officials and scores of Local 100 members, sobbed quietly as a lone piper from the NYC Transit Pipe and Drum band, Tom Gervin from Gun Hill Depot, played a soulful ballad. Local 100…
These are the hidden titans of Mass. marijuana
You can’t own more than three pot shops, but these companies are testing the limit — and bragging about it By Spotlight Team members Beth Healy, Dan Adams, Nicole Dungca, Andrew Ryan, Todd Wallack and editor Patricia Wen. It was written by Healy. March 21, 2019 First in a series Robert Leidy, scion of a wealthy Palm Beach family, struck a serious pose that night before officials in the small town of Athol. In a dark suit and tie, he fixed his gaze on a careful script. There was no mention of the deep-pocketed investors backing him or the fishing yacht his company, Sea Hunter Therapeutics, was named after. Leidy talked about his lofty mission: to help a nonprofit business grow marijuana in an old tool mill there, and sell the product at…
Gorsuch will tip Supreme Court on key labor issue, liberals fear
Organized labor is bracing for a major hit to union power now that Neil Gorsuch has a seat on the Supreme Court.