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House Democrats praise SEL programs, Republicans criticize spending.
More than 90% of the nation’s 5,400 minor league baseball players signed National Labor Relations Board union election authorization cards to join the Major League Baseball Players Association.
"We are so excited to see the MLBPA join the AFL-CIO," said American Federation of School Administrators President Dr. Leonard P. Pugliese. "No matter if you work in a factory, hit a ball on a field or run a school, we are all workers united together wanting a collective voice on the jobs we do everyday. As I always say, union equals power."

I have only been on the job as president of this great organization a few days and several issues are breaking already, including the U.S. Senate releasing its 2023 budget draft for education. We will provide more information on this draft once our team has done a detailed analysis.

Longtime Newark educator and AFSA Executive Vice President Leonard Pugliese, Ed.D., was elected president of the union July 23 by the 300-plus delegates attending the 16th Triennial Constitutional Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
“I was born an advocate and an activist and I’ll die an advocate and activist.”
“I love the enthusiasm and passion for education from everyone here,” said Dr. Nia Woods Haydel. “They all want the best for their staff and students, and it’s rejuvenating how excited everyone is.”