Parents, students and teachers protested outside the Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia while PA Governor Tom Corbett and NJ Governor Chris Christie held a private fundraiser. Six people were arrested, claiming they wouldn't move until Corbett agreed to fully fund education.
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The deadline for signing up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is coming up on March 31st.
On this beautiful Saturday afternoon in March, workers, organizers, and activists are holding their first public action in Philadelphia demanding that city officials raise the city’s minimum wage from $7.25/ hr. to $15/ hr.
After 6 years, AFSCME District Council 33 has settled their contract with the Philadelphia Parking Authority. We talked with Pete Matthews, President of AFSCME DC 33, about what this victory will mean for Parking Authority workers.
My name is Nomi Martin-Brouillette (second from left in photo), and I’m going to be blogging about public education from a student's perspective for Media Mobilizing Project!
UPDATE: Video from the forum now online in full (starts at 18 minutes). Saturday Nov. 23rd, from 4-6pm, candidates in the 2014 Pennsylvania Governors race will speak at a community forum on issues affecting working families.
On October 11th, teachers, students and parents gathered before school at Sayre High School to demand full funding for public schools.
This video is a message to everyone who cares about the future of public schools. Watch how local communities are responding to a year of unprecedented attacks, including the closing of 24 schools, layoffs of hundreds of teachers and counselors, and the elimination of school libraries, art, music, and sports programs. And find out what you can do about it.
It’s hard to imagine a day without public workers, but in the second week of the federal government shut down it’s more apparent than ever how much our public workers make possible.
Throughout our struggle to tell untold stories and put an end to poverty, we are always looking to learn from the past.
Philly’s public education system is under attack. Last spring the city closed down 23 schools and began massive layoffs.
In this episode of MMPTV, Special Education Teacher Nicole Son-Culbreth tells us about how Teacher Action Group (TAG) is fighting for public education in Philadelphia.
In the parking lot of a Home Depot in Northeast Philly, day laborers gather to wait hopefully for folks who might contract them to do various jobs. The work is hard and the wages are low.