Core Values
Education

 

Labor

Summary
Affordable, high-quality pre-K through college education is a basic right.
It is the responsibility of the government to ensure that the public education system prepares all to participate meaningfully in society.
The right to organize and join unions.
Unions fight for living wages, fair work rules, and safe working conditions.

Education

Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration ‘Turned Its Back’ On Borrowers
August 27, 2018 NPR
In a scathing resignation letter, Seth Frotman, who until now was the student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, says current leadership “has turned its back on young people and their financial futures.”


Shutdown of Texas Schools Probe Shows Trump Administration Pullback on Civil Rights

April 23, 2018 ProPublica
The U.S. Department of Education was investigating why black students in Bryan, Texas, are almost four times as likely as white students to be suspended. Then Betsy DeVos took over.

Labor & Unions

Judge strikes down sections of Trump exec orders for federal workers in victory for unions
August 25, 2018 CNN
A federal judge on Saturday invalidated important sections of three executive orders issued by President Donald Trump that made it easier to terminate federal employees and weaken their labor unions.

How the Loss of Union Power Has Hurt American Manufacturing

April 20, 2018 The New York Times
The nation’s union leaders once had the president’s ear through seats in the cabinet as secretaries of labor. And then they stopped getting that job.