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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."
For educators and administrators, these new updates serve as significant wins and a step in the right direction.
Now that we are settling in for the school year, students and educators have been adapting to our new COVID-19 world.
Get involved with your union. If we are going to make change, not only for our profession and the children we serve, but for our larger community, we need every voice to be heard.

Hotel rooms should be cleaned every day. It's what guests expect and pay for.

But using COVID-19 as an excuse, Hilton is ending automatic daily housekeeping, trying to forever change the guest experience and cut housekeepers' jobs. Many travelers might not know that when rooms don't get cleaned, housekeepers lose out on the jobs they depend on to raise a family. 

"Hilton is trying to take advantage of pandemic disruption to cut services like automatic daily housekeeping," says D. Taylor, international president of UNITE HERE.  

It may be stating the obvious, but a new study of U.S. wage data over decades reveals unionization cuts poverty rates by more than two-thirds. Only 5.9% of families with at least one union member lived in poverty, compared with 18.9% of families without union members, it says.