Aspira Voces

The official FaceBook page of unionized educators who work in ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania schools.

Caucus of Working Educators

See you tomorrow for the annual Philadelphia #LaborDay Parade! Don’t forget to wear your PFT red!

Sheet Metal Workers’ Union Hall
1301 S. Columbus Blvd (at Washington Ave)
Start gathering at 8:30am
Pre-parade rally at 9:15am
Parade kicks off at 10:00am
Family Celebration at Penn’s Landing 11am-2pm

#StickingWithTheUnion

buzzfeednews.com

High Schoolers Are Using TikTok To Organize A Strike In Solidarity With Their Teachers

buzzfeednews.com "Anything can go viral, so I was hoping mine would go viral so more people would get informed and want to speak out and get this change the teachers deserve."

POWER

TAUP

philly.com

Philly Uber and Lyft drivers will join a global day of action on Wednesday

Remember: Stand in Solidarity with ride-share drivers in Philadelphia and across the country TODAY!
Using Uber or Lyft today is crossing a picket line.

https://www.philly.com/news/uber-lyft-philadelphia-drivers-strike-day-of-action-ipo-20190507.html

philly.com It’s the first global gig economy action of this scale.

Philly We Rise

Today at 6:30 PM!! #ShutDownVisionQuest #NoDetentionInASanctuaryCity

Caucus of Working Educators

At the same time that school district, taxpayer money is being used in a legal fight with Aspira over mismanagement of funds, the unionized educators at Aspira Olney are fighting for a strong contract that supports students, educators, and the community. Good luck Aspira Voces!

CBC News

We love celebrating and uplifting students!

This Winnipeg school has students from 42 different countries, and its school choir is learning songs in a dozen languages.

Read more: www.cbc.ca/1.4951478

thehill.com

Students say schools have tried to stop their reporting on Denver teacher strike

Student journalists in Denver public schools who are working to document the impact of the current teachers' strike say school administrators have tried to stop their reporting and halted the filming of videos that show chaos without teachers present.

thehill.com WATCH: One video shows students dancing in the halls without teachers present.

Just Let Me Teach

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gofundme.com

Click here to support California Charter Teachers on Strike! organized by Brianna Carroll

Our sisters and brothers in Los Angeles need our help. They have been on strike for 2 weeks fighting for a contract that protects their basic rights.

Their bosses just told them that they would rather shut down the school than give them a fair contract.

THIS CANNOT STAND!

Please donate to support their strike fund.

gofundme.com Help support the brave union educators who are leading the first charter school strike in the history of California. Over 70 educators at Accelerated Schools (a three school charter chain in Los Angeles) decided they had to take a stand against high teacher turnover, unstable classrooms, and a...

District of Columbia Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff

Cesar Chavez would be appalled that management at the school that proudly bears his name has treated children, their parents and their educators with such utter contempt.

These are children, and their education is not a business to be run on a profit margin. The first priority should always be children and families—but Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy (Washington, DC) management, by these actions, has put them dead last.

Parents were not informed. Teachers were not consulted. The community was not engaged. Many found out via inquiries from reporters—the administration didn’t even have the honor or decency to convey the news directly.

A perennial problem with under-regulated charter schools is the lack of transparency, accountability and stability. Public schools could never operate in this cavalier and specious manner. Today, Chavez management showed just how damaging that absence of accountability can be.

gofundme.com

Click here to support Help California Charter Teachers Win their Strike organized by Brianna Carroll

Accelerated educators in Los Angeles are on strike for the schools their students deserve. Click here to help support them while they are on the strike line.
#Solidarity

gofundme.com Help support the brave union educators who are leading the first charter school strike in the history of California. Over 70 educators at Accelerated Schools (a three school charter chain in Los Angeles) decided they had to take a stand against high teacher turnover, unstable classrooms, and a...

whyy.org

Is LA teachers strike a sign of things to come in Philly?

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whyy.org The head of the Philadelphia teachers union sees familiar themes in LA teachers strike. And Philly teachers recently won back the right to strike.

philly.com

Teachers at this Philly charter school got a raise and a contract. But unions at charters are unusual

Congratulations to New Foundations!
"Organizing is also difficult in schools with high staff turnover. “It requires people to stick around long enough to know each other,” said Sarah Apt, president of the Philadelphia Alliance of Charter School Employees and an ESL teacher at Olney Charter High School, which unionized in 2015. “When you already have a system that’s pushing people out, it’s really difficult to get enough momentum.”"

philly.com The average Philly charter school teacher earns $54,000, compared to $70,000 at the city's traditional public schools. But unions have been slow to take hold at charters -- both here and nationally.

Caucus of Working Educators

Congratulations to New Foundations Charter HS!

Congratulations New Foundations Charter HS on this important victory, and all the organizing that made it happen!

"Two years of hard work was worth every second,” Jim Schmidt, a New Foundations pre-calculus, calculus, and engineering teacher, said in a statement. “A great school got even better. With union solidarity our staff will remain in place for years to come, benefiting all members of our school community.”

slate.com

How About That Bizarre Anti-Union Subplot in A Christmas Prince 2?

smdh...We're not even safe in fictional netflix romcoms... #solidaritywithfakeunionsinthefakecountryAldovia #boycottAldovia 🙃🤨😂

slate.com Some festive propaganda.

Caucus of Working Educators

In solidarity with Charter Schools in Chicago #UnionStrong

“Everyone is feeding off each other and hearing this rallying cry,” said Martha Baumgarten, a fifth-grade teacher at Carlos Fuentes Elementary School in the Acero network and a member of her union’s bargaining committee. “A lot of this comes down to lack of funding. But teachers across the country are seeing each other stand up and say that’s not O.K. We’re not going to support budgets and politics as usual.”

Caucus of Working Educators

Standing in solidarity with our colleagues in struggle in Chicago. This is about our students and providing them with the quality education in quality buildings they deserve.

“The days of [our bosses] taking our taxes and not spending it in the classroom, and short changing our students, are over. These are our schools, and if we have to shut them down to make our employers do what’s right, we’ll do that. This is about changing the charter industry.”

Our students are so powerful when they work together! #students4change #solidarity

The resignation of Noble Street CEO Mike Milkie was spurred by these student organizers, who presented a petition (pictured) with 6,000+ signatures and provided testimony of the former CEO's alleged questionable practices. Their victory is our victory. #proud #students4change

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Philadelphia activists being arrested in Governor Tom Wolf offices #ShutDownBerks #EndFamilyDetention

Caucus of Working Educators

“Chicago Teachers Union represented charter schools are trying a new tactic as they bargain with 11 different charter operators this fall. Instead of advancing a different set of proposals at each bargaining table, union negotiators across different charter networks are working from a set of common proposals hashed out within the union this spring”

Caucus of Working Educators

“Shrinking that wealth gap will require influential institutions to create a level playing field, especially in the labor market. Increased union membership is one such institution proven to lift up all workers.”

Caucus of Working Educators

“The demands charter educators are making are simple: Return resources to classrooms, fund student needs, give educators a long-deserved raise and provide parents and all Chicago residents with the transparency we deserve.

On Oct. 24, nearly 700 educators from at least 19 of the 34 charter schools represented by the CTU will announce dates for strike authorization votes. Although charters have grown to 8 percent of the schools in our country, no charter educators have ever gone on strike.”

Caucus of Working Educators

We stand with #UTLA!

“The district thinks they can buy us off with a modest pay raise, but our fight has never been just about salary,” UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl said in a statement. “What’s driving educators is the absolute need to fix what we see every day: too many overcrowded classrooms where kids have to share desks, schools with a nurse only one day a week, and overloaded psychologists and counselors doing their best to triage the socio-emotional needs of our students.”

“What’s driving educators is the absolute need to fix what we see every day: too many overcrowded classrooms where kids have to share desks, schools with a nurse only one day a week, and overloaded psychologists and counselors doing their best to triage the socio-emotional needs of our students.”

Caucus of Working Educators

Two weeks ago, a Philly educator was attacked in the media for his work on non-partisan “Philly Youth Vote!” and #VoteThatJawn campaigns to register all eligible HS students to vote in November. Here’s why it won’t stop him:

“The only election-related papers I ever handed out to students were voter registration forms. So why would the GOP target my students and me?

Is it because we're in the run-up to an important election on Nov. 6, and I'm the organizer of the nonpartisan Philly Youth Vote! campaign to get all 12,000 of Philadelphia's public-school seniors out to vote? Is it because Philadelphia's diverse population of young people tend to vote for candidates who are not Republicans? Whatever the reason, neither bullying nor smears will shake my commitment to our young people. As public servants of this city, all Philadelphia teachers have pledged to provide our students with the necessary tools to understand their civic right to participate in the democratic process. The future of our city depends on the engagement of this vital constituency.”

courier-journal.com

Here's why the workers' strike at Four Roses has bigger implications

No two-tier contracts, no division, no pitting workers against each other. #solidarity #Standtogether

courier-journal.com How the two sides end the Four Roses dispute will likely help drive the next phase of negotiations at UPS and other companies.

The Labor Day Parade on Monday was organized by the Central Labor Council of the AFL-CIO. So happy to be a part of this wonderful organizing!

nymag.com

Oklahoma Teachers Just Purged the Statehouse of Their Enemies

Proud of our colleagues in OK! #SeeYouAtTheBallotBox #Unionstronger #Teachersolidarity

nymag.com Nineteen House Republicans voted against raising taxes to increase teacher pay. After Tuesday’s primaries, only four remain.

inthesetimes.com

Special Offer: FREE 6-issue subscription to In These Times magazine

Check out In These Times- it's a great progressive magazine- and now they are offering 6 free issues to union members- no strings attached!

inthesetimes.com Are you a union member? You can get a FREE 12-issue subscription to In These Times magazine right now.

#BetsyFail

washingtoncitypaper.com

Behind the Consulting Firm Raking In Millions From D.C. Charter Schools

Shady for-profit consultants hired by Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy (Washington, DC)exposed in recent Washington City Paper article.

Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!

#Solidarity

washingtoncitypaper.com Is TenSquare effective—or just connected?

District of Columbia Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff

Our sisters and brothers at Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy (Washington, DC) were out in the streets to let the community know how resources are being funneled to the for-profit The TenSquare Group instead of being used to support students. "TenSquare, escucha, estamos en la lucha" #Solidarity

Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy (Washington, DC) is spending millions of dollars on consultants while cutting core classroom positions.

“It seems to us that The TenSquare Group is coming in and exploiting a broken evaluation system to fill their pockets,” - Christian Herr, middle school science teacher

District of Columbia Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff

Our members Elizabeth and Daniel joined District of Columbia Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff members in a community canvass this weekend to raise awareness about how The TenSquare Group is helping to union bust at Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy (Washington, DC). Sign their petition to show your support https://goo.gl/forms/v7BxxbU0A6ksJ0M62

Teachers and Staff at Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy (Washington, DC) spent Sunday canvassing their neighborhood with AFT brethren from around the country to let the community know how The TenSquare Group's greed has impacted students and our community school. Click here https://goo.gl/forms/v7BxxbU0A6ksJ0M62 to stand with teachers and the community as they call for Chavez to cut ties with the for-profit consulting company TenSquare.

washingtonpost.com

Perspective | Venture capitalist visits 200 schools in 50 states and says DeVos is wrong: ‘If choice and competition improve schools, I found no sign of it.’

"If choice and competition improve schools, I found no sign of it. Pitting schools against each other in a test-score ‘Hunger Games’ drags everyone down."

washingtonpost.com “I covered every geography, demographic and school type. I had no ax to grind, no bias to uphold. I just wanted to listen and learn," said Ted Dintersmith.

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