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30.10.2021 - 07:38 [ NY Teachers for Choice ]

Organized Labor in New York Opposes COVID Vaccine Mandates

(01.08.2021)

Organized labor in NYC is 100% against vaccine mandates to keep our jobs. Now the lame-duck mayor Bill De Blasio is implementing a policy designed to coerce all city employees to get the COVID vaccine without going through collective bargaining. TEACHERS FOR CHOICE is planning legal action.

Here is a list of labor unions that oppose forced vaccination to maintain employment:

30.10.2021 - 07:02 [ Deadline.com ]

NYC Firefighters And Police Officers Join Thousands In Brooklyn Bridge March Against City Vaccine Mandate

(October 25, 2021)

The policy covering some 50,000 workers comes after similar measures for health-care and education employees and takes effect on Friday afternoon. Anyone who does not comply with the mandate will be placed on unpaid leave starting next Monday, November 1. As an additional incentive, the city has offered $500 to workers who decide to get vaccinated.

Police and fire personnel joined sanitation workers, paramedics, teachers and a range of supporters in what was dubbed the “Anti-Mandate March For Choice.”

28.09.2021 - 19:41 [ NY Teachers for Choice ]

Why fully vaccinated educators must leave the AFT and UFT

The UFT teachers union in NYC and its national umbrella AFT have already decided the following:

– Vaccination every 6 months is now a “way of life” for their members
– Anyone who is ‘unvaccianted’ doesn’t deserve employment in America
– Biometric systems in schools should be implemented
– Universal masking in schools should be permanent
– Unions are not obligated to protect individual civil liberties
– Unions don’t serve their members, they serve the DNC and the Biosecurity State

To all of my fully vaccinated brothers and sisters in education I implore you to look at this list and ask yourself if this is the country, the community and the school system you want to be a part of. IF it is not, then you must LEAVE THE UFT & AFT RIGHT NOW!

28.09.2021 - 19:02 [ NY Teachers for Choice ]

Multi-Cultural Plaintiffs Sue de Blasio over Vaccine Mandate

Black, Brown, Hispanic, White, Asian, female, male and immigrant plaintiffs are suing Mayor de Blasio in federal court over his forced vaccination mandate for NYC DOE employees in the case KANE vs DE BLASIO. The 10 plaintiffs include Michael Kane, William Castro, Margaret Chu, Heather Clark, Stephanie Di Capua, Robert Gladding, Nwakaego Nwaifejokwu, Ingrid Romero, Trinidad Smith, and Amaryllis Ruiz-Toro.

This is the third lawsuit filed against de Blasio’s vaccine mandate for NYC educators with a major focus on the city’s fraudulent exemption process.

28.09.2021 - 18:57 [ Left Against Lockdown NY / Twitter ]

TODAY is the day we save our #schools from the illegal #CovidVaccine mandate! #HumanRights

28.09.2021 - 18:44 [ Leisa / Twitter ]

New York Protest Against Tyrannical Vaccine Passports and Mandatory Vaccinations.

28.09.2021 - 18:39 [ Teachers4OpenSchools / Twitter ]

New York teachers are still taking to the front lines to challenge @NYCSchools @NYCMayor @DOEChancellor on their discriminatory and unscientific policy of mandatory vaccination.

04.09.2020 - 02:56 [ Yonhap ]

Supreme Court annuls former govt’s decision to outlaw progressive teachers‘ union

Overturning an appellate court’s ruling, the Supreme Court on Thursday annulled a decision by the former Park Geun-hye government to outlaw a progressive teachers‘ union for accepting a handful of fired teachers as its members, opening the way for the union to regain its legal status.

01.09.2020 - 14:30 [ Reuters ]

Some Russian teachers fear back-to-school shots of ‚Sputnik V‘ COVID vaccine

“I am afraid of taking the risk of an untested vaccine,” said Dmitry Kazakov, a history teacher who signed the Uchitel petition and is wary even though his bosses have not asked him to have the jab. “Sometimes you get an offer you cannot reject.”

25.07.2020 - 23:46 [ Middle East Eye ]

Jordan arrests leaders of teachers union in crackdown on dissent

The 100,000-strong union went on strike last year, shutting down schools across Jordan for a month in one of the longest and most disruptive public-sector strikes in the country’s history. In recent weeks, its leadership had accused the government of failing to honour a deal signed last October that had ended the strike.

25.07.2020 - 23:34 [ The Jordan Times ]

Jordan Teachers Association ordered closed for two years

Abdallat also issued a gag order banning the publication, circulation or commenting on the cases on social media except those issued by authorised official agencies, according to Petra.

14.05.2020 - 20:09 [ Keep Talking Greece ]

Teachers, students, parents protest cameras in classroom, live streaming

One of the banners protesters held was reading “school life i not a reality show.”

Protesters carried a poster reading ” We want cameras in ministers’ offices and meetings.”

01.10.2019 - 01:08 [ The Jordan Times ]

Ministry invites students to return to schools despite ongoing teachers’ strike

The abiding circular is in compliance with the Administrative Court’s ruling, issued on Sunday, ordering an „immediate“ suspension to teachers‘ nationwide strike following a lawsuit filed by parents, Education Minister Walid Maani said on Monday in an official letter carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

02.07.2019 - 04:11 [ teleSUR ]

Chilean Teachers Continue National Strike

According to data from the Ministry of Education, the strike, which began on June 3, has since kept some 600,000 students without classes.

Thousands of members of the Chilean Teachers‘ Association today rejected a proposal from the Government in response to their demands and decided to continue with the national strike that is now entering its fifth week.

12.06.2019 - 12:26 [ teleSUR ]

Strikes Spread Across Honduras as Taxi Drivers Join Protesters

Teachers, students, and doctors have been demonstrating for weeks, rejecting the privatization of health and education sectors promoted by the Juan Orlando Hernandez administration. Ending police brutality against protesters has also been added to their list of demands as well as impartial investigations into those cases.

10.06.2019 - 13:37 [ Nikhil Goyal / The Nation ]

Bernie’s Plan to Save Public Schools

The Sanders education agenda is an embodiment of the demands of the thousands of teachers who have gone on strike and youth, particularly of color, in cities like Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Newark, and Providence who in recent years have walked out and railed against privatization, high-stakes standardized testing, budget cuts, and school closures. As Sanders has repeatedly said, if we can give tax breaks to billionaires and corporations, there is no excuse for not guaranteeing a dignified public education for all. This sets Sanders apart in a crowded primary field.

08.03.2019 - 04:44 [ WSWS ]

Teachers strike wave spreads across five continents

Across the world, teachers in dozens of countries across five continents are taking part in a strike movement of unprecedented international proportions.

In advanced and underdeveloped countries alike, teachers are fighting for the same cause: the defense of public education. They belong to the same class—the working class—and they confront the same enemies: the governments and corporations who demand privatization and cuts as well as the trade unions who isolate and betray.

30.01.2019 - 16:49 [ WSWS ]

Indian government fires hundreds of teachers as Tamil Nadu strike faces a crossroads

The court called on teachers to return to work on Tuesday, declaring that the strikers, not the government, were threatening the future of their students who are due to sit annual examinations. Later that day, 3,000 teachers were detained and their protests broken up by police. They were held in various halls for several hours and then released.

17.12.2018 - 17:03 [ WSWS ]

Mass demonstration by Los Angeles teachers

Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers and their supporters converged in a rally and march in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to demand better pay, smaller class sizes and increased funding for the 640,000 students in the second-largest school district in the United States. The demonstration, which involved up to 50,000 protesters, was the latest indication of the resumption of resistance by educators who, earlier this year, were involved in the largest strike wave by teachers in decades.

17.05.2018 - 10:20 [ WSWS ]

20,000 teachers rally in North Carolina

The protest follows walkouts in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona. Many students, parents and other workers also joined the demonstration. The ongoing wave of teacher strikes is part of an upsurge in working class struggle across the US and internationally since the start of 2018.

15.05.2018 - 10:50 [ Our Revolution / Twitter ]

America’s teachers have seen cut after cut at the hands of legislatures all across the country for decades. Now, they’re standing up, going on strike, and demanding better pay and better funding for education. And you know what? They’re winning.

07.04.2018 - 01:04 [ Common Dreams ]

Outrage Follows Puerto Rico’s Announcement It’s Closing Nearly a Third of Its Public Schools

Teachers unions and outraged citizens in Puerto Rico are vowing to fight the government’s newly-announced plan to close nearly a third of its public schools.

Puerto Rico’s Education Department said Thursday that 283 schools would close by the start of the new school year, leaving open just 828.