CEA County Forums Bring Members Up to Speed, Stress Need to Stand Together

Teachers across Connecticut are coming out to their local CEA County Forums to stay on top of new threats to their profession and public education—and to learn how they can protect themselves. Top among those threats is a court case that aims to weaken teachers’ ability to collectively bargain for fair salaries, benefits, and working…

Honoring Cesar Chavez

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull and Yuyi Morales and Strike! The Farm Workers’ Fight For Their Rights by Larry Dane Brimner are both excellent tellings of the life of Cesar Chavez. A picture book suitable for grades K-5, Harvesting Hope traces Chavez’s early childhood on his family’s ranch in Arizona and their…

Unions Powerful Force for Improving Lives of Low-Income Children

Fair wages and benefits, workplace rights and protections—unions are important for many reasons, but one only recently discovered benefit of unions is that they increase the likelihood of low-income children making it into the middle class. This finding comes from a recently released report by the Center for American Progress that found children from low-income…