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Aug. 7, 1983
Some 675,000 employees struck at AT&T Corporation for 22 days, winning wages, job security, pension plan changes and better health insurance. It was the last time the Communication Workers of America negotiated at one table for all its Bell System members. Divestiture came a few months later.
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Teachers Union President Casts Doubt on Schools Reopening Full-Time
Updated On: Jul 14, 2020
July 14, 2020 | COVID-19 | Randi Weingarten, president of the prominent American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union, said there’s “no way” schools will reopen full-time in the fall, citing lack of funding. Weingarten said that schools would need massive funding in order to safely continue operating under public health standards. The School Superintendents Association estimated necessary protective measures in schools would cost an average of about $1.8 million per school district. The Trump administration has been adamant about reopening schools in the fall, though officials have not indicated that they will provide schools any funding to comply with new federal health guidelines…. The Hill  Related: Here’s how Maryland’s jurisdictions are planning for the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic; Maryland teachers unions called on state officials Tuesday to start the academic year in an online-only setting as the coronavirus pandemic continues.  

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