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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."
The Initiative will help communities utilize American Rescue Plan funds alongside other state and local funds to ensure every child who wants a spot in a high-quality out-of-school time (OST) program has one.
Elections have consequences. All you have to do is utter three words: “The Supreme Court.
We want to make sure our organizing unions are on board and are accountable for results. We have to firm up the structure and the financing. We want to concentrate our resources on organizing.

AFL-CIO Convention delegates, including five representing AFSA,  elected Liz Shuler to serve as president of the federation of 57 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation. Delegates also elected Fred Redmond to serve as secretary-treasurer, the first African American person to hold the office. 

"We call on the Biden administration to do its part to assist borrowers hampered by crippling debt.
The Department's Office for Civil Rights will solicit public comments to help decide how best to improve current regulations to assist America's students with disabilities.