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Union Members Create Student Emergency Funds

Fast Fund
Faculty create emergency funds for struggling students. Thousands of college students struggle to meet their bills, and many have to drop out of school before reaching graduation. Now many of them will have more resources to keep them in class, thanks to an expanding emergency fund organized by faculty union members. The FAST Fund started at Milwaukee Area Technical College, where Lo...
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MATC Instructors Condemn DeVos Decision to Deregulate For-Profits, Endangering Students

MATC INSTRUCTORS CONDEMN DEVOS DECISION The American Federation of Teachers Local 212, the Milwaukee Area Technical College’s faculty union, strongly condemns the Department of Education’s decision to rescind the Gainful Employment Rule. This rule was instituted to ensure that colleges taking advantage of government-funded student loan programs could demonstrate that the training they provided...
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Norway teachers union president and AFT president issue joint statement on Trump’s racist remarks:

AFT
Press Release Union of Education Norway and AFT on President Trump’s Racism For Release:  | Saturday, January 13, 2018 Andrew Crook o: 202-393-8637 | c: 607-280-6603 acrook@aft.org http://www.aft.org WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Union of Education Norway President Steffen Handal issued t...
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MATC electronics instructor and Local 2112 member Tom Heraly featured in Journal Sentinel article:

The MATC West Campus at 1200 S. 71st St., West Allis
$25 an hour jobs await MATC West Allis two-year electronics grads at Foxconn, elsewhere Jane Ford-Stewart, Now News Group Published 4:16 p.m. CT Jan. 10, 2018 | Updated 11:15 a.m. CT Jan. 11, 2018 WEST ALLIS - When the massive Foxconn plant opens, the MATC campus in West Allis is in line to play a major role in training people for electronics jobs there that are likely pay $20-25 an hour startin...
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It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry

It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry
Sara Goldrick-Rab | ON CAMPUS JAN. 14, 2018 Last fall, students at two of the nation’s premier historically black colleges, Spelman and Morehouse, went on a hunger strike. They weren’t protesting policymakers in Washington. They were pressuring their schools to allow students to donate unused meal plan vouchers to those on campus who needed them. These students recognized a real problem, one tha...
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