Next Union Meeting

The Lawrence Teachers' Union meet on the first Wednesday of each month. The first meeting of the 2014-2015 school year will be held Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 4:15pm, at the Firefighter's Relief's In, 1 Market Street, Lawrence, MA.

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08282014 - AFT President Randi Weingarten will be in Lawrence Thursday Sept 4, 2014

Randi Weingarten is an American labor leader, attorney, and educator, the current president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), a member of the AFL-CIO, and former president of the United Federation of Teachers.

New York magazine called her one of the most influential people in education in New York state.

Crain's New York Business, an influential business publication, called her one of the 25 most powerful women in New York City business.

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08252014 - Lawrence History Live & Workshops on Labor Day

Announcing the Lawrence History Live & Workshop schedule! Welcome to our seventh annual forum for the discussion of labor and history, held in the Lawrence History Live tent at the center of our activities. Speakers will focus and past and present industrial, labor, and immigrant issues from 12:20 to 4:00 pm.

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08242014 - At Lowell’s Murkland School, it’s all about higher expectations

There wasn’t much to cheer about four years ago at the Charlotte M. Murkland Elementary School in Lowell.

The prekindergarten to Grade 4 school in the Acre — the city’s poorest neighborhood — had failed the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam.

Instead, the Murkland — helped by an infusion of federal funds and a transformation plan — reinvented itself. The school culture now celebrates excellence. Teachers work in teams toward common goals. “Expect the Best,” is the school motto.

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08182014 - Labor Day Festival Approaches Fast!

We're just 2 weeks away! The regions only true Labor Day festival is so close. The day is full of fun, music, dancing, delicious food, helpful resources, and more!

If you have been thinking of volunteering, but are hesitating, here's your call to action! There is a Volunteer Training day this Sunday, Aug, 17th, at 2pm at the Lawrence Heritage State Park. Come network with some dedicated people and get a sense of what there is to do.

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08082014 - Videos from the AFT National Convention in Los Angeles

Los Angeles - AFT President Randi Weingarten kicked off the AFT national convention on July 11 by outlining a bold plan to both fight back and fight forward to reclaim the promise of America and create economic and educational opportunity for all.

In her keynote to more than 3,500 delegates, Weingarten outlined the coordinated attack facing working people, unions, public education and public services—by those who starve public institutions, criticize public institutions, demonize workers and unions, marginalize those who fight back, and peddle private alternatives.

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