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    For Students to Win, Teachers Don’t Have to Lose

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 122-14

    CA_Thanks_Img.png“On Tuesday morning, teachers across California got up, went to their schools and dedicated their day to helping students learn and grow.

    “While teachers led their classrooms, a judge in a Los Angeles courtroom said that for students to win, teachers have to lose.”



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    Senate Holds Hearing on Social Security Field Office Closures and Service Cuts

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    On Wednesday, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing to look at the impact of recent Social Security field office closures and service cuts. Although the Social Security Administration (SSA) is receiving record numbers of claims as the Baby Boomer generation hits retirement age, budget cuts have forced the closing of 64 field offices and 533 mobile offices since 2010.



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    California Teachers Association and Washington DC, Indiana, Sacramento Labor Councils Sign On

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 121-14
    The California Teachers Association and several other labor organizations have joined the Stop Staples campaign.

    In a letter to Staples CEO Ronald L. Sargent and Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe, the CTA urged them to abandon the program that established postal counters in the office-supply stores staffed with Staples employees.


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    APWU Opens ‘Stop Staples’ Front in Pittsburgh

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 120-14

    The APWU opened another front in the campaign to Stop Staples with a protest in Pittsburgh on June 17. The city is one of four tests sites for the program that established postal counters in more than 82 of the company’s office-supply stores – staffed with Staples employees rather than U.S. Postal Service workers. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe and Staples brass intend to expand the program to Staples 1,500 U.S. stores.



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    PMG Endorses Highway Budget Scam

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 119-14

    The Postmaster General’s latest act of treachery is so outrageous it’s hard to believe.

    Last week, he endorsed a budget scam that would eliminate Saturday mail delivery and hand over the alleged “savings” to the Highway Trust Fund.



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