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How Cities’ Funding Woes Are Driving Racial and Economic Injustice—And What We Can Do About It

The Nation - April 28, 2015, by Brad Lander & Karl Kumodzi - In August 2014, the municipality of Ferguson, Missouri erupted onto the national scene. In the wake of the killing of Michael Brown...

04/28/2015 | Combating Discriminatory Policing

Report: Millions of Dollars in Fraud, Waste Found in Charter School Sector

The Washington Post - April 28, 2015, by Valerie Strauss - A new report released on Tuesday details fraud and waste totaling more than $200 million of uncovered fraud and waste of taxpayer funds...

04/28/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Hourly Work and Workers in Connecticut

Connecticut has almost 885,000 hourly workers—nearly 57 percent of Connecticut’s total workforcea—who would benefit from updating workplace protections to match our modern workweek. Across...

04/27/2015 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Lawmakers Call for “Fair Work Week” for Workers with Changing Schedules

WTNH News 8 - April 27, 2015, by Kent Pierce - Once you hit adulthood, life becomes a balance between your personal life and work. But, for people who deal with a constantly changing schedule,...

04/27/2015 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

The Tip of the Iceberg: Charter School Vulnerabilities To Waste, Fraud, And Abuse

The Tip of the Iceberg: Charter School Vulnerabilities To Waste, Fraud, And Abuse
Escalating Fraud Warrants Immediate Federal and State Action to Protect Public...

04/27/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Promoting Strong Public Schools

On-call Shifts String Retail Workers Along

The Boston Globe - April 19, 2015, by Dante Ramos - Because life-threatening crises arise at odd times, people in some fields have days when they’re on call. EMTs get called...

04/20/2015 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Legal Experts Pan US for Disappointing Human Rights Record

MSNBC - April 17, 2015, by Willa Frej -The United States has a record of human rights abuses despite its position as a leading voice on human rights issues worldwide, legal experts said at a forum...

04/17/2015 | Combating Discriminatory Policing

Rigorous Review of Nashville Charter Schools Needed

The Tennessean - April 14, 2015, by Stephen Henry & Erick Hutch - Teachers are joining parents and local community groups to ask the Metro Nashville Public...

04/16/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Time for a Moratorium on Charter Schools

Al Jazeera America - April 14, 2015, by Amy Dean - Charter schools are everywhere. Not long ago, these publicly funded but privately run institutions were a relative rarity. Those that existed...

04/14/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Practices of 13 Retailers Questioned by New York Lawyers

The Market Business - April 14, 2015, by Rachel M - The lawyer at New York has initiated inquiry against 13 retailers, inquiring them if workers are asked to come on call for short notice shifts...

04/14/2015 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

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