3rd Annual Education Nation Teacher Town Hall Sept. 23

NBC News and Brian Williams will be hosting the Third Annual Education Nation Teacher Town Hall on Sunday, September 23rd, 12 – 2PM EDT LIVE on MSNBC.

Chicago teachers on strike

"We stand in solidarity with the teachers of Chicago," said Sharon Palmer, president of AFT Connecticut. "You can show your support by going to CTU's website, Facebook page, and on Twitter."

AFT will be hosting a national day of solidarity with CTU on Wednesday, September 12. Please wear red to show your support.

Connecticut's new Labor Commissioner Sharon Palmer
Connecticut's new Labor Commissioner Sharon Palmer

Governor Malloy appoints Sharon Palmer to lead Connecticut's Labor Department

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today appointed AFT Connecticut President Sharon Palmer to lead Connecticut’s Department of Labor.

“For more than two decades, Sharon has been a tireless advocate for working people from all walks of life in the state of Connecticut,” said Governor Malloy. “Sharon has spent many, many years fighting for something I believe in deeply: the right to organize and collectively bargain for good wages and good benefits. I’m thrilled she’s accepted this appointment, and look forward to serving the people of Connecticut with her on our team.”

New report blasts working conditions of adjunct faculty

The working conditions of U.S. adjunct and contingent faculty—and, by association, the learning conditions of American college students—came under fire in a report issued Aug. 23 by the Center for the Future of Higher Education.

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