Posts Tagged ‘ United Teachers of Dade ’

Aug. 15th: The Future of Florida’s Public Education Forum, hosted by Rep. Bullard

July 27, 2011
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Aug. 15th: The Future of Florida’s Public Education Forum, hosted by Rep. Bullard

Click to View Representative Dwight M. Bullard will be hosting “The Future of Florida’s Public Education Forum” on August 15.  Focusing on the future of public education, the forum will solicit a broad spectrum of community thinking.  Educators, students, parents, businesses, community members and interested citizens are invited.  The panel will consist of leaders within the education community. Thirty minutes prior to the forum, parents and students are invited to the “Empowerment Hour.” Organizations will provide information to students and parents, increasing their level of preparedness for this school year and graduation. WHAT: The Future of Florida’s Public Education...

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July 7: Conversations and Coffee with the United Teachers of Dade

July 4, 2011
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July 7: Conversations and Coffee with the United Teachers of Dade

Join United Teachers of Dade President Karen Aronowitz and your community’s teachers for “Coffee and Conversation” WHEN: 7:00pm, July 7, 2011 WHERE: Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

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FEA suing state over pay cuts to teachers, other state workers for pension “contribution”

June 21, 2011
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June 20, 2011 TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Education Association has filed a lawsuit today in Circuit Court in Tallahassee seeking to stop the 3 percent pay cut on teachers, school employees and other workers imposed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott. The lawsuit asserts that the Legislature enacted legislation that was unconstitutional when that body required that 3 percent of the salaries of active members of the Florida Retirement System (FRS) be taken from such employees to serve as “contributions” toward their retirement benefits. The lawsuit further contends that the actions by the Legislature to...

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House Dem Leader Ron Saunders in Support of Lawsuit Against Florida Retirement Changes

June 20, 2011
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House Dem Leader Ron Saunders in Support of Lawsuit Against Florida Retirement Changes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida House Democratic Leader Ron Saunders (D-Key West) issued the following statement in support of a lawsuit filed today against Florida Governor Rick Scott and other defendants regarding Florida’s pension laws. “I applaud the Florida Education Association for bringing a legal challenge to stop the 3-percent income tax on teachers, school employees, police officers, firefighters, and other workers that has been imposed by Republican legislative leaders and Governor Scott. “Florida House Democratic Caucus members fought this unconstitutional attempt to balance the state budget on the backs of our public servants. I am pleased to see the...

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Rep. Bullard Speaks Out in Support of Lawsuit Filed by FEA

June 20, 2011
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Rep. Bullard Speaks Out in Support of Lawsuit Filed by FEA

Miami, FL – Florida State Representative Dwight Bullard (D-Miami) issued the following statement in support of a lawsuit filed today by Florida Education Association (FEA) against Florida Governor Rick Scott and other defendants regarding Florida’s pension laws. “I applaud the actions taken today by the Florida Education Association in bringing a lawsuit against the State of Florida. Republican leadership’s attempt to disregard teachers and the middle class by rendering a contractual agreement with state employees null and void violates Florida’s constitution. We cannot balance our budget on broken promises. The state of Florida has a contractual obligation with all...

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Mar. 31: County Wide Walk-IN Taking Back our Public Schools

March 29, 2011
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Mar. 31: County Wide Walk-IN Taking Back our Public Schools

The United Teachers of Dade is calling for a county-wide Public School Walk-In on March 31,2011. We are asking everyone — students, teachers, parents, anyone who attended public school, community leaders, concerned citizens — to go to the closest schools in their areas for a county-wide demonstration to speak up against privatization of our schools and save public education and our local schools.

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April 4th: We Are One & Together We STAND

March 29, 2011
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April 4th: We Are One & Together We STAND

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., where he was standing with sanitation workers demanding their dream of a better life.  Today, the right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a middle-class life are under attack as never before.Join us to make April 4, 2011, and the days surrounding it, a day to stand in solidarity with working people in Wisconsin and dozens of other states where corporate-bought politicians are trying to take away the rights Dr. King gave his life for. STAND with Workers At One of These Locations on April 4th...

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House Dems Thumbs Down on ‘Son of 6′ Education Bill

March 16, 2011
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HOUSE DEMOCRATS THUMBS DOWN ON `SON OF 6’ EDUCATION BILL Source: Florida House Democratic Caucus TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida House Democratic Caucus members today voted unanimously against a controversial education bill that ties public school teacher pay raises and job security to student performance on standardized tests. The Republican-sponsored bill (SB736) is dubbed “Son of 6” by some Democratic Caucus members because of its vast similarities to Senate Bill 6 that was vetoed last year following major protests by teachers and their supporters. During several hours of debate, Democratic members criticized the bill on a number of fronts, with some...

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SB 736 – This year’s version of SB 6

March 15, 2011
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SB 736 – This year’s version of SB 6

SB 736 – “The Son of 6″: The new bill to hurt Florida’s Public Education System Source: FLORIDA HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS This bill is barely any different than Senate Bill 6. This bill fires nearly every Florida teacher every year regardless of their performance. This bill is unaffordable because implementing it will cost more than $1 billion a year, and there is no adequate source of funding. This bill is an unfunded (or inadequately funded) mandate on local school districts. This bill demands more student testing. Parents are fed up with excessive testing. This bill puts unnecessary pressure on...

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Community Labor Rally on Tuesday!!!!!

March 2, 2011
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Community Labor Rally on Tuesday!!!!!

COMMUNITY Labor Rally! Democrats: Support our Union brothers and sisters throughout Miami-Dade County, including: NAACP labor committee, UniteHERE, AFSCME 1184, SEIU Florida, F.A.A.C.E., AFL-CIO, UTD, TWU 291, Miami Dade College U.F.F., National Council of Negro Women, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, DCSMEC, S. Florida Central Council, Miami-Dade Police and Firefights, plus more! WHERE: Mahi Temple, 1480 NW North River Drive, Miami, FL 33125 (North of the 836, near the Hospital District)  For more information, contact: info@mdyoungdems.com.  

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