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Teachers union president: 'No perfect solution' to reopening schools

KMJ NOW Programming

04:23 min | Last month

Teachers union president: 'No perfect solution' to reopening schools

"And joining me now is the president of the American Federation of Teachers. It's one of the nation's largest teachers unions. It's Randi Weingarten. Ms. Weingarten, Welcome back to meet the press. Randy Chuck. Okay, You got it Ready? I I want to start with where I think many. Many folks are framing this argument, and you may think it's It's unfair. But I want to put this up. This is from the nation. I'm the coronavirus will be with us in one form or another forever. Zero tolerance made sense in the first year the pandemic just as it made some sense in the early nineties to fight crime, But zero tolerance cannot be a viable long term strategy when it comes to reopening schools and other vital public institutions. And then also let me have let me let you listen to Governor Gavin Newsom, because they kind of is making the same point and I want to get you to respond. Here's what he said. You find whatever you look for. If we want to find reasons not open will find plenty of reasons. We want to start building on ways to strategize to find ways of getting to where we all want to go. We'll figure that out as well. I think in both instances, the question is this. Randy what is reasonable risk? How do you define it? Right. And so look And so I thank you for letting me be on today, Chuck, because I do actually wanted to bunk. This myth that teacher unions, at least our union. Um uh, doesn't want to reopen schools. We teachers know that in person. Education is really important and it's you know, we would have said that pre pandemic. We knew that remote education, you know, is not a good substitute. There's a road map now and so you actually can follow that road map in terms of defining those risks, and I think between the CDC guidance As well as the resource is that President Biden is trying to get in the $1.9 trillion package. We have the highway or the road map that allows us to do this, and it comes down to three things. The mitigation Layered mitigation strategies. The testing so that you can actually see a symptomatic spread and vaccine prioritization. Not that every single teacher has to be vaccinated. Before you open any schools, But you should align the vaccine prioritization with the reopening of schools. Is there a model school district right now that you feel as if Um You could say, Hey, See this. This is this is the way that this could be done and I'll keep everybody will be reasonably happy. Yes, there is. Ah, I mean, there's no perfect solution. But frankly, I think that New York City has done a pretty good job in terms of showing the way. Big school district lots of issues in terms of old buildings, and we learned a lot from what New York City did in September and October and in fact My members. I just did a survey of mine membership. And 85% have said that they would be comfortable being in school if they had the kind of testing layered mitigation like, you know, and vaccine prioritization, and that's what New York City is doing. So I want to actually lift up people like Washington, D. C. The mayor actually made sure that every teacher in school employees that one of the vaccine got vaccinated in the last few weeks, Same in terms of the Oregon governor save in terms of the West Virginia governor, same in terms of the Ohio governor, and so the when I hear, um politicians when I hear Governor Newsome saying You're always going to find a way out. Well, why is he not actually prioritizing the teachers in L A where they've been in Purple purple Zone, not in red zone. So So where I think the issue is if the NFL could figure out how to do this in terms of testing and Protocols. If schools air that important let's do it and my members want it. They

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

NBC Meet the Press

05:45 min | Last month

"randi weingarten" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

"Welcome back in. What some might say was a revival of some normalcy. Joe biden went and visited with bob dole. Yesterday we learned our earlier. This week that bob dole had stage four lung cancer and in and in some ways just the fact that mr republican being visited now by mr democrat felt very normal in two thousand sixteen environment But kristen welker. I think the big news from the week on the biden administration side was a reminder of how important joe manchin is to the success or failure of the biden agenda. He announces that he can't support the confirmation of near tanned. As the budget director her tweets had been something that had been an issue to a lotta people and he writes. I believe her. Overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of congress and the next director of the office of management and budget. For this reason. I cannot support her nomination. How upset is the white house scare. And did they not see this coming. I think they thought it was a real possibility. They are trying to express confidence chuck. I spoke to a number of administration officials who say look we feel as though there is still a chance to peel off one or two moderate republicans but who are those republicans that remains unknown. So they're not giving up on this nomination just yet. But i think you do speak to the broader point. Chuck which is that. The biden agenda is dependent upon being able to bring along. People like senator manchin kirstin cinema. What happens with a fifteen dollars minimum wage. For example we know that progressives are pushing hard for that senator bernie sanders wants that to be in the covid relief package but joe manchin. Here's some cinema saying they're not going to support it so it's not just with these nominees. It's with the broader biden. And this is going to be the real push and pull moving forward not just with cove relief but on immigration on climate all of these packages president biden wants to move forward on are going to be challenged by bring up another issue cornell and that was the cancellation of student debt. We heard president biden asset townhall about cancel cancelling at a level of fifty thousand. The biden plan is ten thousand. He was asked if he was going to revise that. And he's like no and that got some pushback from elizabeth. Warren chuck schumer signed on with it at the end of the day. This is joe biden being squeezed on one hand by joe mansion in some things and on the other hand by elizabeth warren well but this is politics and quite frankly and and as someone who works and lives in washington. It's not a bad thing to south. Politics is supposed to happen. You're supposed to be it's supposed to be competing comp- competing interests here But the but the difference. Is i think so democrats. They may have different ways of getting to those goals. But but and that's where the where the fighting is but there's no disagreement on on the overall goals when you look at where democrats are are divided if they're divided on student loans. You know we all want to get to a better place on student loans. I it so the overall goal is even on healthcare which which we have a lot of fighting between the progressive wings and the more moderate wings. The there's no fighting about the overall goal of democrats are in fact to get to more more universal coverage. The final democrats sire comes about sort of how you get there. And here's an here's a dramatic difference. That i gotta say this truck. This dramatic between democrats republicans. No one is organizing a effort to block joe mansion from from being part of leadership because he voted for because he voted against this joe. Manchin won't be censored because because of this it is a big party. And i think that i think that's a good thing politically susan. Is it a healthier divide among the democrats than what we're seeing on the right. Yes i think so. I think actually i think what's been remarkable about democrat. So far is the way they've hung together you know. The house is poised to pass With just democratic votes if necessary that first big legislative legislation the covert relief. Bill the senate is expected to do the same. they'll need to hold. Not only joe manchin but also bernie sanders. They need to hold every democrat. They've got the big test. I think will come later in this year with the second big legislative vehicle the recovery act because that will be a battle over what to do about climate change immigration and taxes and that will be maybe the last big train out of town for the first phase of the biden presidency. I think that's where we'll see. Real pushes and pulls among democrats. Pat mccrory is penalty for a republican. Who wants to vote for this. Covert relief you know. Maybe they're in a moderate district. And they're like i like seventy percent of it. I'm voting for you think. There's a penalty for that inside the party. Well i think the penalty for whether it be republican. Democrats are from the blue collar worker that you referred to in the past. The democratic party has been Influence heavily now by the university elite and somewhat by the corporate elite and for example the one point nine train but dollar bill even ten thousand dollars to pay off student loans. Well the blue collar worker. Saying why should i pay taxes for a kid to get bailed out of college. That's a direct insult to a lot of blue collar workers and immigration policy of opening up the borders. It's the blue collar workers saying found. Wait a minute they're gonna take our jobs. I do actually think. Joe biden is sensitive to that idea that not. Everybody feels like they should pay for everybody's private school tuition on that front anyway. But a terrific panel. Thanks a lot everybody. And that's all we have though for today. Thank you for watching. We appreciate that. We'll be back next week. Because if it's sunday it's meet..

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

NBC Meet the Press

07:53 min | Last month

"randi weingarten" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

"Than later. morgan. I have a feeling that is going to be something That people are going to be chirpin about even more as these bills rolled in oregon chelsea on the ground. I in texas morgan. Well the mess in texas caused by lax government oversight just the latest chapter what's been brutal time for the gop. Consider over the past. Four years party has lost the house. The senate and the white house. The split between trump and establishment links growing highlighted by former president trump calling senate republican leader. Mitch mcconnell dowers sullen and unsmiling political hack state and local republican parties essentially ten senate and house members Republicans who voted against mr trump over the impeachment issue. All that said it is worth remembering that. The republican party has survived to read many of its obituaries in the past. So join me now. From san antonio is the former republican congressman from that area will heard well. It's good to see you. thanks for coming on. I let me just ask you about how you and your loved ones are doing. You have running water and you have power i do. I've been fortunate. I'm i'm one of those millions of folks that are having to boil my water. You know chuck. It's wild today coming to the to the show. I didn't have to wear a jacket. But even though the temperatures are getting warmer a lot of texans are still going to be impacted over the next weeks and months the broken power. The broken water lines is really significant. that's causing low water pressure. This may not get resolved for months. So if there's anybody's watching that you're a plumber. And you have some extra clues. Please send them towards towards texas. It's being serious because this is going to be a large impact. I'm over the next couple of weeks. And i know people that have been without water for now four or five days. This is not something that's sustainable. And then you have cities and counties that are already dealing with trying to do covert and now they have to deal with this. So this is. This is a pretty significant problem. And even though it's getting warmer This these problems are not going away fair to say that. This was preventable catastrophe that this is on the texas government. One hundred percent this was this was preventable. This wasn't a problem with any individual fuel source. This was a problem of lack of leadership and lack of long-term planning in twenty eleven. There were hearings in the state house talking about ensuring that there was reliability urquhot and state leaders at the time said that the these come the the energy companies could self regulate and make sure that happens. We can't have cheap prices and reliable energy at the same time. And you know we always talk about. This was a black swan event. This was an event that doesn't happen often. The only thing. I've learned in my time in government and the cia is the only thing about black swans black swans actually happen and we need to be prepared and one of the things about the ninth largest economy economy being brought to its knees in the because of this. Our enemies are looking at this. And they're they're looking at how that the grid was able to fail and they could potentially use this and have a cyber attack to do this kind of thing. So so that's a conversation. We should be happening. Should be happening once we get out of this to make sure. Our power is reliable in that every american has has access to reliable and cheap energy. Is this a black eye on the republican party. Philosophy of of lower galatian and small government. This was this was a black guy for not planning for this eventuality and and this has been going on for years. The deregulation in texas happened almost twenty years ago and so people have talked about this particular situation that we should have been prepared for so again this is not about. Do we need to go. The exact opposite way. I think the conversations instead of using this as a political bludgeon against one another. We should be talking about the serious issues about reliability about how the texas grid increases at its connections with the other grids around us. I'm how do you make sure that it has the tools and the power and another conversation. You alluded to in your previous Chat with the reporter these high energy bills. You don't take your you. Don't take the steps to provide reliable power and then you're going to give somebody a bill and the tens of thousands of dollars. That's absolutely outrageous. And i know that that the state house. We'll be looking into this when they come into into session. I don't think. I don't think anybody's going allow something that crazy and outrageous to stand. Look when you think about this issue and you think about the place you want to have in the future of the republican party. I mean it does seem as if do you think that the messaging of constantly be rating government constantly saying government is the problem. Government doesn't work. Does it become self fulfilling in a place like texas and is that a part of the bigger messaging problem well look. I don't disagree with your premise. The out the the reality. The reality is the republican party should be based on our core values. Right if we're going to be a party. That's viewed as representing nuts and comp- conspiracy theories conspiracy theorist we're going to ultimately have a problem and so it's not about no government. It's about reasonable and sensible government if we can reduce the size of the scope and fellow government of the government and still provide great digital services. Right we we should be able to do that. And so so yes. There is a role for government to play in all of these issues. But let's figure out. And the compensation should be. What is that role and it could be based on in lowering. Most americans have as much freedom as they possibly can because when you have freedom that allows opportunity when you have opportunity that leads to growth and growth leads the progress what role should former president trump have in the future of the republican party. Or should he not have a role. I think very little little if none at all You know this is a president that lost the house. The senate the white house in four years. I think the last person to do that was was herbert hoover and that was in the great depression. And when you look at in the twenty twenty election the number of republicans that were successful significantly outperformed a president trump and so the opportunity that we have is that we should be talking to disaffected democrats. The fact that speaker pelosi didn't pick up any seats. You know is an indication that the democratic party has some real problems and chuck even following politics longer than i have. You know history tells us that we're gonna take back the house and so how we do that and we should do it based on our principles. We should do that by talking to those folks. Don't believe in defunding. The police don't believe in open borders. We have an opportunity. But we can't do that if we're talking about you know a the lies of a of an election that went wrong or succumbing to conspiracy. Theories former congressman will heard republican. Who by the way you left congress on your own volition anyway. Thank you for coming on and sharing your perspective with us this morning. Thank you saw and if you want to help the folks in texas here are just some of the organizations. Doing good work for people there. Obviously you heard We'll herds ask for plumbers as well for what it's worth which you can find this list on. Meet the press twitter account and on our facebook page when we.

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

NBC Meet the Press

01:55 min | Last month

"randi weingarten" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

"This sunday covert fallout vaccination frustration refresh refresh. And then you have to go back through the form again and again. Those new variants continued spread variance. More chances could jeopardize migrants and getting kids back to school. You think to say that you're not gonna open up screws into every single one of the teachers get vaccinated. I guess this morning. Dr anthony thou- and teachers union president randi weingarten also the trouble in texas. We need how pop. Wow on the pike screen blackouts water shortage freezing temperature and the hot debate over how everything went so wrong to state. Prepare for the worst case scenario. Now we're paying the price. Plus the republican civil war days after mitch mcconnell's broadside against donald trump. President trump is practically and morally responsible for the the former president strikes. Back with a little help from his friend. Travelers the most consequential republican party it. Mitch mcconnell understand that. He's i'll talk to former texas. Congressman will heard about the rift and his party and on the catastrophe in texas joining me for insight and analysis are nbc news. Chief white house correspondent kristen. Welker democratic pollster cornell belcher susan page washington bureau chief of usa today and former republican governor of north carolina pat mccrory. Welcome to sunday. It's meet the press from news in washington the longest running show in television history. This is meet the press with chuck. Todd well.

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What is the electoral college and what do they do?

BBC Newshour

06:17 min | 4 months ago

What is the electoral college and what do they do?

"Electoral college votes, which will formalize Joe Biden's victory in November. Mr Biden won the popular vote and with it 306 Electoral college votes enough to beat Donald Trump. This is a constitutionally mandated process that usually passes everyone by, but because the incumbent president Trump has insistently cast doubt on the veracity of the result. Onto attention is being paid to it today. So how does this increasingly controversial system work? The BBC's Jane O'Brien has been talking to people in the New England state of Maine to see if they understand it. I know it has to do with states and The state has a number and That's how they end up getting there there count, but Don't really know more left and that was to do with the voting. And I know it's to do with like each state, right. I believe has certain people to get to pick. And I really think it's Clark. You don't agree with it. I don't do you know who you're electors are No, no, we don't know. Don't know. I don't know if that's ever really made very public to tell you the truth. No, I don't think it is. Was Jane O'Brien reporting Well, we can now speak to a member of the Electoral College for the State of New York. Randi Weingarten is the president of the American Federation of Teachers on she joins us from New York State's capital City, Albany. Welcome to the program. I'm glad to be with you. Now you've just arrived. I understand with your Yes, And I agree with your the people who have been on your broadcasts that it should actually be voting by popular vote rather than the Electoral college. Right. So that's something that the Democratic policy generally appears to agree with. You are, I think in the Statehouse and Albany you excited about casting this vote. I am because you know, I'm also a social studies teacher. And so even though it you know the electoral college fields are k it on do we should change it. It is a part of the Constitution and it is a part of the Constitution because of Balance that you know that our framers did back in the 17 hundreds between states rights and personal rights and federal rights. It's not your first time of an elector. But you also have a distinguished group this year, including the former first lady Hillary Clinton. Tell us what you're going to be doing. So, um, you know, it is because of court. Number one. You know we are voting personally. But because of covert. There are many different precautions that are being done this year, So the first thing is that everybody's Taking, you know one of those rapid tests and androgen tests to make sure that you know they are test negative. And so that even though everyone's going to be wearing masks and physically distancing No. The state is taking those kind of precautions. And then assumedly. We're gonna be in the statehouse in one of the chambers on bears gonna be, um you know, there's gonna be a big box and that we're going to each, um, you know, put our ballot into that box were sworn To vote for the candidate who won New York State and basically New York has the number of electoral votes that match its number of senators and it's number of congressional representatives. That's why you have about 538 electoral votes across the country. And all of us will be voting assumedly way are bound to it. We will be voting in New York for Joe Biden today. Right and and and in the past, you have cast your vote for Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary Clinton in 2016. But this year, the man in the White House is is someone that you have supported. Right this year. It's the first time I've done this, you know. And look as I said, I'm uh you know, I'm a civics teacher, So I am honored and, you know, And to me. This is very, very moving to be part of this kind of history and I used to teach my kids what are taught in school, you know about the electoral college, but but this time because of what Donald Trump has done to try to undermine the democracy in the United States, it's very, very important and it's got a lot of attention. And this time I also actually I'm voting for the winner. And then when you say you know that you find this process moving, What would you say to your students? Given that we have had on incumbent president challenging the veracity of the result and and continuing to pursue which is his right in the courts that challenge But But he has come to an end of that of those challenges now. Well, it is his right to challenge if he had fax to challenge it. It's everybody's right. Everyone has a due process right to challenge But normally as the Supreme Court just said, this is our Supreme Court just said Um, you know, the Texas suing the other for the four battleground states. Texas has a right to decide what to do in terms of its Election, but that has a right to do to determine how the other states do. It's election. So just tell me briefly. What? What you would say to your civic students about this moment that your participating in That this is part of what the framers actually wrote in the 17 hundreds about how we select the president of the United States. It is based upon the votes in different states, and then those votes get aggregated. And then the Electoral College makes that final decision. And so it's part of the history but also part of the dynamism of our democracy. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and also a member off the Electoral College for the State of New York.

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

01:46 min | 8 months ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Sometimes all I need is that Little Push Well, the only reason I remembered it is because I grew up with a kid named Mark Sadler and so the name stuck but I never remember his first name. So let let me tell you Tomorrow on the program I have Ken Clapper Stein from the nation's good. He's good and he's been writing about You know trump's Gestapo's trump secret police that went into Portland and all this and I him actually asked on Friday if he could do to show on Wednesday because I do the music thing on Monday Tuesday. So I booked him for Wednesday. Well, yesterday he broke this big story about these same secret police keeping. You know doing Intel on. Yes. Best irs on leftist agitators on trying to link Antifa to foreign governments. How funny is that and one of the people caught up in their Intel is supposedly a liberal podcast. So this is big news story. So can clip and Clemson Stein clipping clippings dine will be on with me tomorrow and then on Friday just so you know I'm so excited about this the Midas, touch their three brothers who are making these great videos and they're going to join us to. China a spotlight on them because these are Democrats as opposed to like the Lincoln project to also does good work but know, Republicans, these guys their brothers they're awesome and they're adorable. So that'll be Friday. So we got a big show week of shows ahead of us and. Thanks good gotta go I'm late later. GotTa. Laugh and see you tomorrow by everyone. Thanks for listening..

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National teacher union supports strikes over reopening plans

Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure

00:39 sec | 9 months ago

National teacher union supports strikes over reopening plans

"One of the nation's biggest teachers. Unions says members Khun strike if their schools plan to reopen without setting up proper safety measures. The American Federation of Teachers says schools should only open in areas where infections are low enough and of schools implement certain precautions. Union president Randi Weingarten in places like Florida Whether it's a virus, Serge and you see the president canceling the convention in Jacksonville because of that, my research and you see baseball players getting sick because of that virus search. Kids and their teachers should be at least the same priority as GOP delegates and his baseball

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Teachers at great risk of becoming seriously ill if infected with coronavirus

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:33 sec | 9 months ago

Teachers at great risk of becoming seriously ill if infected with coronavirus

"As the White House says president trump wants to see kids back in school this fall despite the coronavirus pandemic, the president of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten is sharing thoughts, and saying that teachers are not going to take any risks with children or fellow faculty members, whatever the President says Crasnick, trying to ignore research and science or trying to pressure to CDC to change that science is now okay. Weingarten is speaking on NBC's Today Show

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Walmart, A. F. T. And President discussed on Austin's Morning News

Austin's Morning News

01:01 min | 1 year ago

Walmart, A. F. T. And President discussed on Austin's Morning News

"This the American federation of teachers they got a problem with Walmart yeah the nation's largest teachers union is threatening to call for a boycott of Walmart over the retailers gun sales the American federation of teachers want the company to stop selling firearms completely as well as take some other measures to get the A. F. T. has one point seven million members and says teachers spend on average five hundred dollars a year on school supplies Walmart could suddenly become a whole lot less busy this back to school shopping season the American federation of teachers the nation's largest teachers union threatening on all out boycott just because they sell guns and ammunition does really well thought out the labor group also wants Walmart to stop making financial contributions to politicians who oppose gun control here's a quote from the A. F. T. president Randi Weingarten if Walmart continues to provide funding to lawmakers who were standing in the way of gun reform teachers and students should consider a re consider doing back to school shopping in those stores that

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Broken Promises: Teachers Sue U.S. Over Student Loans That Weren't Forgiven

NPR's Business Story of the Day

06:16 min | 1 year ago

Broken Promises: Teachers Sue U.S. Over Student Loans That Weren't Forgiven

"Support for this podcast and the following message come from Google from Connecticut California from Mississippi to Minnesota. Millions of businesses are using Google tools to grow online learn. How Google is supporting businesses in your state at Google dot com mm slash economic impact now we haven't n._P._R.? Exclusive one of the biggest teachers unions in the country is suing the U._S. Department of Education. It's alleging that alone. Forgiveness Program for millions of public service workers is in in such a shambles that it is illegal. N._P._R.'s Chris Arnold has gotten a copy of the complaint filed in court today and he brought us this report. The programs designed to encourage people to work in public service must either governments or non profit work so nurses nurses police officers librarians teachers. All kinds of other jobs congress said more than a decade ago that basically if you make your loan payments for ten years and you work in public service the program will forgive the rest of your federal student loan debt that. That sounds like a really good deal to a lot of people and more than a million have filed official paperwork for the program but the Department of Education is just cannot seem to get this right they keep making mistakes and are not appropriately administering this program I am the Congress has created. That's Christopher Peterson. He's a law professor at the University of Utah and a former top attorney at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and he may be understating things. Here's a number that you need to know one percents percents but the education department's own couch of the people who think they've made their ten years payments and they apply for loan forgiveness. Only one percent are getting approved that means if you took all of the people getting rejected and got them together other into one place you'd have football stadiums full of nurses firefighters teachers law enforcement officers that are seeking to have their debts forgiven having made all of these payments under the impression. Question that they were on track and now they're being turned away in droves this has sparked a growing number of lawsuits many against the loan servicing companies that manage student loans for the Department of Ed but Peterson says this latest one ratchets catches up the pressure. Here's a teacher's Union representing one point seven million members suing the Education Department Randi Weingarten is the president of the American Federation of Teachers and she says this program is hurting the very people its supposed to help and it's so broken so broken that it violates our basic United States constitution requirement of due process the basic fairness clause of the United States constitution and that is the core of this lawsuit okay so to understand what's going wrong here. We're going to zoom in on just one of the lawsuit's plaintiffs okay well. My name is Debbie Baker. <hes> I'm actually a music teacher. I knew that <hes>. That I had the correct employment I mean Good Grief Public Schoolteacher Oklahoma teachers don't make that much many and they certainly didn't then and I thought this is great so back ten years ago. Baker says she looked under student loan statements called up that eight hundred number and and said I WANNA do this public service loan forgiveness thing that's what the Department of Education tells people that they should do that number connects you to a loan servicing company which the government hires to advise people with student loans and collect their payments. I called them up. I told them I heard about it and they explained that basically went on income sensitive repayment plan and that after you've made one hundred twenty payments you could apply for the program so it was it was that easy bigger says each year here she'd call back do paperwork and she'd say I'm working towards public service loan forgiveness ear Liz everything good qualifying for public service loan forgiveness and they said okay great over the years she dealt with different loan servicing companies. One of them was navient. And one of the nation's biggest and as the ten year finish line approach to Baker was getting pretty excited and right then she didn't have a lot to be happy about her adult son in his twenties had been stricken with a degenerative disease. You know he was living at home with us on mm full-time care we were caring for him. <hes> we put my mother in a nursing facility and so this was a bright spot like this Kennedy great but that seventy six thousand dollars in student loans did not get forgiven because in the end Baker was told that she was in the wrong type of loan and so none of her payments over the past years counted towards debt forgiveness if somebody at the call centers would have just told her that ten years before she easily could switched into the right kind alone to qualify for forgiveness but she says nobody told her so that never happened and when this hit I just I didn't know whether to cry throw up. Get Mad. I just didn't know what to do. I honestly did not think the federal government would do this to someone the. The Union's lawsuit alleges that lots of other borrowers got bad information too and also that services aren't keeping track of how many payments people are making that are supposed to count towards loan forgiveness. The loan servicer navient said in a statement quote. We understand the frustration borrowers face in navigating complex federal loan program which is why we consistently advocate for policy reforms to simplify the system the lawsuit from the Teacher's Union wants the court to take more immediate action Christopher Christopher Peterson. They're asking for a court to order the Department of Education to go back to the drawing board and try to redesign this program to make sure that that the public that teachers but also firefighters nurses police officers that they're going to get a a reasonable the opportunity to have their debts forgiven. They were promised by Congress. The Department of Education is not commenting on the lawsuit yet. The Teacher's Union is also asking for an effective appeals process for people who believe that they've been treated unfairly. We should note that the department.

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

04:09 min | 2 years ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Well, what happened is that people? Don't take just rations Ishurdi. Ituri? And they're not despair. That that lead dust. The the chip is what kids? Has to be. Answer already ourselves. It's the festive kid be to have teacher, right? Right. Live happens is I choose age happens at home for was would Trump's election, and it's a quite into. It was of crowded just there at -centration vicious toll relations, and and argue whether it's teaching thirsty with the helping professions. They differences the lives of kids to be true story. And so I think it was a wakeup call for everyone that our country could actually become the quite different. Words that that type of democracy for diversity rights of for four failures as as we I think? think it's started like with the women's marches in January seventeenth kind of chlorine close action. That's so what you see it works for Jeju. Oklahoma's over last year. This year is a charter school strike in cargo. The LA strike. Dot kiki. Go for the edge with say what we kid to war would less divorce. We have to actually get the resources that we need. So that kids can't succeed. Stop disparity gossip I big four stops with us. Ed. So what we go. Like, you could only do this together that regular folks don't have any real power alone. Right. That's so whether it's, you know, you know, at the boggy table like walk is your cat has a great contract. Got at the fog cable who actually has a great new contract. But what the work? Tax increases twelve districts of yours three people decided to increase taxes because they do at schools. That's so. At least the part that you. So the first real reasons by heavy do contract about about to go places. Like LA twenty months, though, Though, foggy. foggy station was from house to. Mortared only deal with the teachers say go public schools, and we will go strike to get what was wrong. What have said it turns into the audited the conversation about public education as you? All those years. Get to just I get Texas who had the SEIs offer study surpri regulate up charter school. Yup. And as a people says stop thinking Shorter's at schools that listened ten percent of people go to as the priority of public schools that ninety percent of our kids go to the priority as it takes more that just are pleaded with take us walking to get that does. That's what we're gonna do. Absolutely. I'm Randi Weingarten is with us. The president of the American federation of teachers, and here's the things, obviously, we value our kids those of us who have school age kids. This is a priority for I guess people like Wilbur Ross who doesn't apply to them. So he doesn't give shit, you know, they're more concerned about their own Bank..

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

05:01 min | 2 years ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Maybe it's the movie's name is the folks the bullets as the real crooks. It's the parents maybe the colors everybody's wearing the president. Maybe the last one maybe the one before that what she'd done maybe high schools babies, the teachers they made the children in the bleachers. Maybe it's the bible. Maybe it's the lack of music, the crack. Maybe it's the hairdo was maybe it's the TV cigarettes family fast-food pits. The news events divorce. Maybe it's abuse lawyers. Please the prisons. Senator spinning business as the father's maybe. The sisters pay. Rake meal as navy? It's the liquor. Maybe it's the papers made it militia, maybe it's athletes. Sports fans. Maybe. The. Lottery, maybe taxes victims list, the KKK and the company maybe as Catholics. Maybe it's the addicts art sex. Sex. Maybe it's the maybe it's their own the chemical mids the carpal fertilizer, maybe maybe. But I. Took a Willard girl. All right. Welcome to Thursday. You might be wondering why Nicole playing Cheryl wheelers? If it were up to me, she only plays that every time there's a mass shooting in this country. There was a fucking mass shooting us today. Mc gut him. News media didn't report on it. You know, why only five people were killed five people. No big deal. See bring Florida. Who cares? The middle of nowhere five people. And it was a white guy. A twenty one year old white guy who went into a SunTrust Bank in Seabourn, Florida and killed at least five people in the branch yesterday here from CNN the suspect called authorities to say he had entered the Bank in Seabourn about eighty five miles south of Orlando and began shooting authorities identified the subst suspect is a twenty one year old white man, I'm not gonna say his name who's in custody. Not an immigrant. Not an illegal for you people who insist on referring to human beings as illegals. He wasn't here illegally. He was a twenty one year old Seabourn resident who is in custody. And it wasn't immediately clear. If those shot were banking -ployees or customers the victims of not yet been identified this as of yesterday because it's impossible to find any new information on it because five people shot dead is not enough to get the news media off it's ass in this country. Oh, I'm sorry. It's not the news media's fault 'cause they're all being heard. Yes. Apparently, a lot of the big media outlets from Huffington Post on down. The Huffington Post is now owned by some subsidiary of Verizon. They fired a bunch of people. I don't have the list of all the media outlets who've been firing people. I've been seeing people on Twitter logging on people whose who we've been reading Huffington Post. Sorry huffpost now, it's now huffpost for years who are oh shit. I think we've got a call come in who are basically. Out of luck. They're out of jobs. All right. We'll get back to that. There was other breaking news that happened this week. And that is that the teachers in Los Angeles who were on strike are back and to to Philipson on what's happening in the world of education. I'm really happy to welcome Randi Weingarten, back to the show. She is she is the president of the American federation of teachers that you can find it af T dot org. Randy with us. Thank you so much for being here. Sorry, I opened the show with a bit of a rant because usually after a mass murder a mass shooting. I played this song by artist named Sherrel Wheeler. That's if it were up to me, I take away the guns, and I'm I'm just dismayed that there's been virtually no coverage of the fact that there were five people killed in shooting a Bank in Seabourn Florida yesterday 'cause I guess five people isn't enough..

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

Politico's Off Message

04:13 min | 2 years ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

"I watched it up close and personal in Detroit where we came within inches of losing a public school system for the kids of Detroit. She was on the other side of that battle. And now because she thankfully, she lost that battle. Although the schools Griffin detroiter terrible though this the schools in Detroit are getting better. Yes, they worked. They, they were not great, but the schools are with mayor, Doug in Detroit mayor was to the podcast a year ago, and he part of what he talked about was just how bad the schools but are dug in and we worked are working together to improve them. The difference is. You need, you need to be honest and have an honest assessment about what you know where schools are, and then you have to have a journey to improve him, then you have to have a roadway to improve them. All right. Last question here we talked about coming up through New York. Did you ever encounter Donald Trump along the way there? Yes. In what circumstances? Look, you know at different. I mean, I've often said that I never encounter. I I, I was at, you know, I was at lots of things when I was in New York, and I never encountered him at anything educational, like never at any of the educational things I was at. But you know, through civic things, I encountered him and it doesn't surprise me that he acts the way yaks because this is exactly how we acted in New York. We act you feel like the same. Some people see it as a continuing. Some people see it as something that spiked a different direction. Donald Trump has always been about Donald Trump and Donald Trump will say, and do anything that will help Donald Trump. He is an amazing salesperson. He can sell lots of, you know, he was an amazing salesperson in New York. You saw Trump name up on everything or on virtually everything, but you know, he, he. He is an amazing sales president. Is there any encounter that sticks out along the way? It's just that it's, you know, it's, there's, there's, I never had a personal conversation with him. I always traveled. You know, I spent a lot of time with a lot of the real estate guys in New York, but he was never engaged in any of the real civic work. You know if he could make a buck, you saw him there if he invited you over to the White House right now, would you go? Of course. And in fact, I asked for meeting because at the end of the day, this is about fighting for ensuring that people have a better life. And so of course you will meet with whoever you need to meet with to do that. You have to show up. We care. We fight show up, we vote, but that doesn't mean that you agree. This is really a who side are you on moment? So we asked for a meeting when they when Betsy DeVos put budget in. That cut every single summer school program in every single after school program and cut all the class size programs and all the programs for professional development. I asked him for meeting at that point. Of course, he ignored it. I also asked him for a meeting to give our views about what was happening in the aftermath of parkland. Since you know, our members actually both in parkland and in Newtown were killed in these tragedies. Kids were killed kids under our watch were killed in these tragedies, and we have a lot of expertise about what we thought and what we think should be done. Never been asked our opinion. All right. Well, you got to say what you wanted here. I guess Randi Weingarten. Thanks for taking the time. Thank you. So does she sound pollyannish to you? Do you think what she's saying is part of the solution part of the problem with what's ahead for American politics and government Email me an Isaac, politico dot com, and let me know. Thanks as always does act Stanton for producing and make sure you're subscribed and. Everyone you notice scribe and rate us to. There's an algorithm in there that helps get off message out to more and more people the more and better those ratings are. I just five stars and don't forget to follow me on Twitter at Isaac, their catch next time on off message.

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

Politico's Off Message

05:13 min | 2 years ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

"Basically, there's a sign on the, you know, as as as as Betsy DeVos has actually locked out schoolteachers who wanna give her comments about what's going on in schools. She has a big virtual sign in the education department saying profiteers you are welcome. And so, and you know, said. So so that's. Verger. I don't think it's up there. Have you met with her? Look, I did. She actually sent me a note saying congratulations on my wedding, but we we met I when she was confirmed, she called me and I said, come to a school with us, and she said, I'll do that. If you come with me, I said, fine. And so they, she came with us for day to van Wert Ohio. It was. It was three of the eighteen school public school situated seen in two thousand seventeen. And you know she made a lot of promises to a lot of people were there. She'd saw a lot of things, but hasn't fulfilled any one of them. And that was a district again, who loves public education. People love public education. They see it as foundational for their kids success, but they voted overwhelmingly for Trump. And but since that point I tried to actually go to a school. She wanted me to go to. But it, you know, the two times that said said, so the scheduling didn't work out. And since that point a, you know, aside from getting a note saying, congratulations on your on your gay wedding. I haven't heard from her since. Did she say congratulations on your gay wedding? She say, congratulations on your wedding, so you I got, I got a chuckle out of it given that. As the head of the teachers union you, you had one school visit with her, and one note since and your wedding was in March, right? And that's that's an frankly end, you know, we had said that we were willing to meet with her. We were willing to engage with her even though we completely disagree on issues. A lot of a lot of Democrats are running campaigns that feature her quite prominently do. Do you think that that's a good idea? Is that the way that the should be? Well, I think that again, it's a witch Saigon moment, and if the president just like with Jeff Sessions, who did the tolerance policies that that led to the caging of children on the border just like Pruitt who is dismantling the environmental standards that have kept our air clean and our water safe to drink with Betsy DeVos represents is the values of the trumpet makes her name. Ideas through the roof. It's kind of amazing when you say, I mean for an education secretary, nobody ever knows. Education secretary is what happens is that even more, you know, if you, if you look in the past at at even at people that the bushes appointed or that Reagan appointed, even when they were more focused on privatization or thought that you know some of the things that divorce thinks of, you know, cheered on some of those things. They also actually believed in public education. They saw public education is foundational to the democracy. They may have had different views just like, you know, I had very different views and Arne Duncan about how to improve schools. But education I for most Koran, but they actually knew understood that public education served ninety percent of the children in America and that their job as the education secretary was to do something that tended. It to it, supported it, improved it strengthened day, Betsy DeVos is the first education secretary that does not believe in it, and frankly doesn't believe even in accountability for charters or accountability for vouchers. So the so the the, the civil rights process of having alternatives that could actually in the public sphere that can actually help kids succeed. She doesn't believe in that either. She basically believes in taking public money and giving it to her friends and she calls it, you know, choice. I mean, look at ikat the school in in Ohio. This was a school that was basically a virtual charter school. It stole money from Ohio. Just today or yesterday. There was yet another court decision talking about the, it's the the fraud of its. Of of of its directors and its owners. That's the kind of school that virtual school k, twelve Inc Betsy DeVos was on their boards, so so she her her basic view is destabilize defunding public education..

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

Politico's Off Message

03:22 min | 2 years ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

"But the other piece that Trump has done is that he's, you know, he lies, he violates the norms of democracy and democracy is absolutely essential in order for regular folks to have a decent shot at life. I just feel like I went to, I was not at the session that Trump had did a couple of weeks ago when they made the comment about Trump. But I remember being at one in the. The early twenty twelve when he held out the possibility that maybe the FLC I wouldn't back Hillary Clinton. And sorry in two thousand sixteen and it just feels like union sometimes play this game or like, oh, we're open to endorsing whoever. But like every time it's the Democrats, but I think that the issue is that the Republican party has fundamentally changed. One thing that comes up in conversation a lot I've found is that people in Washington, we'll talk about how all of the tweets and all of the palace intrigue that goes on at the White House distracts from things that the administration is doing in a real way policies that we don't think about that don't get as much attention. You pay more attention to the Labor Department and the education department than most people do. What are things that are going on that you think people should be paying more attention to that just haven't gotten attention. So basically. Betsy DeVos is dismantling the entire civil rights commitment in the education department that has been there since Lyndon Johnson. So she's she's in the midst of dismantling all that and the second man, what it means is that if I am a kid in in Texas, and I think that something has happened to me that you know, has been terrible that I'm not getting a decent education and somebody right next door who happens to be of a different color is I used to be able to go to the education department and say, wait a second. Something's wrong here that if you see, for example that there's five times the number of kids being suspended, who are black and Brown than white, then then that is a civil rights issue that America has to focus. On. If you see that a special needs kid is not getting the services she needs, but kids in general education are. That's a right that the federal government used to redress as part of the war on poverty as part of that second bit of of the this, the second generation of trying to create equity as part of the civil rights, battles of the fifties, sixties and seventies all of that is getting dismantled in some ways. And the second thing that's getting dismantled is all of the work that was done to try to stop kids college kids from being fleeced or hosed or hurt by predatory lenders or by for profit colleges..

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

Politico's Off Message

02:45 min | 2 years ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

"I mean, so what I'm saying is that and by the way for everybody who's listening to podcast, whoever you vote for vote, vote, vote, vote. But but the, but, but this is also had the Republican party has changed. I mean, if I was alive when ABRAHAM LINCOLN was president, I would have voted for is their Republican now running not Ben Gilman, not George. Pataki not Jacob Javits that you could see yourself supporting that you could see the TS supporting. We have Republicans right now that af t- locals are supporting, and and yes, there are Republicans who I could see supporting. There are Democrats that I could see supporting there are independence that I could see supporting the issue is not the party label. The issue is what they stand for and what an n. what they will do either as governor as a local school board as city council as house member as Senate member. One of the things that we hear a lot. About, we'll they work for people or not. Will they work for corporations or will they work for people? And but you see anybody who's associated with Trump is as making a decision in itself? Well, I see that that Trump has. I see that that what Trump has done in terms of cheering on the Janice decision fighting for a tax cut that eighty four percent of whose benefits have gone to the most wealthy and creating huge deficits that now make it harder to do big infrastructure projects to do to fix crumbling roads and bridges to do investments in education to address issues like student debt, to address the huge costs of of of of drugs, having a vibrant economy where people build in America is real. Really important I- to site, but the way in which Trump has operated has been to exacerbate is to pit people against each other and to basically work for those who are already well endowed in the United States in a quality has increased wages have continued to stagnate. I'm glad that the economic, the economic growth that we've seen starting in the Obama presidency have continued, but regular working people haven't seen it..

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

Politico's Off Message

02:31 min | 2 years ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

"Same reasons, as our folks of fought to keep the aluminum plant open the Coa plan, opened a Messina, New York teachers and still workers together. We fight to keep men. You know things made in America, but I think what what happened is. That. You know, everyone thinks there's there's there is a a sense that you if you're nice to Trump and you sweet, talk Trump, you can get things done. And you know, I think that that was really what you know what, what you know. I think that that we very much as a labor movement want to have fair trade, not free trade. We wanna make sure that things get made in America again, because that will lead to we hope you know, good jobs, good paying jobs and that that people can, you know, feed their families on. And I think that he, he was, you know, trying to send Trump a message that that the f. l. CIO would engage in in the trade issues at the same time. Let me say very clearly. I think Trump has been from my Union's perspective from what I just saw at our convention. I think that Trump has been disqualified by his conduct towards people towards public education towards labor, towards what he said in the Janice decision. I think he is disqualified from trade union endorsement. And from any union backing him, you think on a aquatic? I'm just talking about my union. What about any Republicans they? Can you see the unions backing Republicans publicans, take the positions. Again, this goes back to values as opposed to personalities. I don't think we should be. I may be a democrat, but I voted for Republicans in the past. I will retry publicans to be voted for. I voted for Jacob Javits. Okay. My first election. I have voted for into central liberal network. We as a four. Would have been nine hundred eighty s when they voted for Ben Gilman when he was my congressman from growing up in Rockland county. But this is my point. My point is the Republican party has changed. It has voted for or are union endorsed George Pataki one at at one point or another..

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

Politico's Off Message

04:40 min | 2 years ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

"Between whether it was the teacher strikes in in West Virginia or the work that we're doing in in, you know, for contracts to to get to a fair contracts in Saint Pol or in Pittsburgh or San Francisco. Member engagement and community involvement over issues. That really matter is the way we have been operating, and that's really different than just responding to the attacks. It's naming the attacks, it's fighting the attacks, but it's also fighting for something. And that has been, I think, the difference and catalytic. So I don't mean to be pollyannaish and if I had it to do over again, we, you know, we would have hoped that Merrick, garland ago that would not have been, you know that that's the prem- court. Nominee would not have been hijacked and he would have been on the supreme court, and there would never have been Janice decision. It would probably never gotten cert- or on and on. But having this, this is the cars we've been dealt and there is we have Pierce through the sense that people can go it alone or fend for themselves or that the the. Union is different than they are. And that's been amazingly exciting. Richard Trumka is the head of the AFL CIO you're a member said that he was open to the idea that the unions could the CIO could back Trump and that others could you were not impressed by that comment. What do you make of that? How he clarified he, he clarified almost immediately and one of the reporters who were in the room actually said, you could not read from his statements that the AFL CIO would consider an endorsement of Trump. Look. I think that what Richard is so I. You know, I, I would have wished that Richard was unequivocal about this. I like Richard very much. I respect who he is, our respect what he's done in terms of the NFL CIO. This victory in Missouri is a large part of his vision on this. But you know, this is a witch cider yawn moment and as a granddaughter of refugees from the Ukraine and from Russia, I think you can fight for border security and fight for a country that does not cage children who are separated from their families. We are better than that, and there are certain things that are disqualifying and someone that's an issue that's not a union issue though. So I think. Unionisti when my in my union, it's the union issue, and frankly, in the NFL CIO fighting to ensure that that that people are treated as people better be a union issue. The problem we have sometimes in this country is that issues about the value of human life, human dignity. That's what we fight for as us all the time. So what is the difference between the value of human life? When is a boss that is that is tweeting you terribly or whether it is a government that is treating you terribly. Why would a union be involved in politics if you didn't see that fighting for a government that treats people humanly is a union issue, but I think what what Richard was focused on and we've seen this a lot is that Trump is very much trying to divide. Died, the traditional manufacturing unions that he believes are significantly are still significantly white and male from everyone else. People who were fed by trade theoretically in his calculation of it, right. But frankly, everybody's affects. I mean, we were, we were we, we were very engaged in the NAFTA fight. We were very engaged in the in the fight on the Pacific trade deals because everybody's affected by this. When you live in Ohio in Lordstown and the Lordstown plant the the auto plan closes down that affects everyone in the community and the and so for the.

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

Politico's Off Message

06:09 min | 2 years ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

"I was thinking, I think the first time we sat down was in your two thousand seven and your office at the US to. Which was smaller and very cluttered. As I remember. Still love books as the bigger office. Hugh the cat, I remember your desk, not having a lot of space to put down. What I still love paper? Well, it's papers, good. You know, even as a digital journalists, type papers. Good. What does the experience of being of coming through New York politics do when you're thinking about what's going on now in your role? Now, the recent ask it as I used to think like, okay, well, it's good proving ground as journalists, but in New York, it's all basically democratic politics, right? And your fights with Mike Bloomberg who was elected as a Republican, but was basically a democrat and now and had been a democrat now as an independent now, backing Democrats. Does it leave you connected to what? The fights that are happening in Washington. So that's a really great question. There was a big learning curve between being steeped in New York as you have t president. And the first year that I was af president and there was a learning curve. I'm still learning, but there was a huge learning curve because places like New York, California, where there's much more of a shared value over a bunch of different things, including that there's a real role for government and that government should be tending to people's needs. And people include a diverse group of people, and there was a shared and there was a shared value about immigrants that that most of us were immigrants? Yes, of course. We need security border security, things like that. But for example, after nine eleven, it wasn't just President Bush who said we are not go. We're not going to tolerate discrimination against Muslims. It was the whole city coming together. I remember doing a press conference with with Chris Quinn with a city council speaker at that point. I don't remember September eleven. She wasn't, but she was coming up. She was coming up at that point, but but there were even Rudy Giuliani at that point was the, there was a line that people were crossing when they were trying to blame an entire religion for this horrible terrorist act. And that's a different that is a different way of of looking at life and pluralism tolerance, and and and opportunity injustice. Then I saw around the country around the country. There is a real fear of the other. And what I saw after two thousand and sixteen in particular is I spent a lot of time in two thousand seventeen. Being in red states, and this is what I've learned. I started that learning process in, oh, eight. But this is what I have learned after ten years of being in this job values, really matter and values can actually Pierce through stereotypes and bis, characters, Asians, and so, and you know something, I think even Donald Trump understands that on the other side because of the way in which he tries to undermine the media and undermine truth and make Trump ISM the truth for his base. What is values really matter? Man? What it means to me is that there is a set of values that we as public educators are and as the labor movement push forward, and they are connected with people having a pathway to a better life. So. There's five of them that we that have become the af tease mantra and metal, economic dignity, public education healthcare. So you're not one illness away from bankruptcy, the fight for an inclusive democracy that works for the people and by the people and the fight against bigotry and hate. And and so when we talk about those things take take economic dignity avoi-. So at work is absolutely essential, having having wages so that a family can prosper and do better than the last generation having retirement security on education. It's not just k twelve public education of which twenty five states spend less today than they did in two thousand after the two thousand eight recession. On public education, but it's also the fact that that students are saddled with debt that's now making it harder for their parents to retire there. There's been a new stat that just came out that said that bankruptcies are up for seniors, and one of the reasons is because they are saddled where their children's dead. So so. But when I have found that when you focus on economic dignity, public education that is available for everyone including higher.

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

Politico's Off Message

04:06 min | 2 years ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

"Welcome to off message. I'm Isaac there. Basically, Betsy DeVos is dismantling the entire civil rights commitment in the education department that has been there since Lyndon Johnson. So she's she's in the midst of dismantling all that. And the second thing, what it means is that if I am a kid in in Texas and I think that something has happened to me that you know, has been terrible that I'm not getting a decent education and somebody right next door who happens to be of a different color is I used to be able to go to the education department and say, something's wrong here. Today's guest Randi Weingarten president of the American federation of teachers main teacher's union and one of the more prominent labor leaders in the country. I've known why garden since she was the head of the United federation of teachers unions, New York chapter, and I was covering politics. New York. She was big part of the debates over charter schools and teacher tenure, Mike Bloomberg takeover with authority for the city school system from the way it had been to that point and is in most other places with the state government in charge, how big of a political force, what she well, when Hillary Clinton left her Senate seat to be secretary of state in two thousand nine Weingarten was given serious consideration in some telling was one of the finalists for the appointment which ultimately went to Pearson gillibrand that didn't work out for her, but not long after she moved to Washington and took over the national union in an office that has a straight shot view of the capitol dome right up New Jersey avenue, which is where we sat down. She started off by showing me a big blown-up paragraphs. She'd written which she said she'd come up with on Martin Luther King junior weekend this year. But I reminded me that of course, she'd been a social studies teacher for six years herself. Here's the quote, the two thousand eighteen election's have taken on an urgency. I have never experienced in my lifetime. It is not simply a fight for fairness or Justice or policies. We champion for working folks. Our families, we must be a check and balance for our democracy and for society that a safe welcoming insane. We must fight the anti-democratic nativist, racist incompetent, oligarchic authoritarian, and cruel, instincts and actions of this president and his cronies and associates simply want an intolerant divisive gilded age society. It is a witch side of you on moment. I point to that to her. A lot of that is outside of the purview of unions, but not to her to her. It's a simple proposition. It's a problem for her giving the Trump administration's approach to organize labor and the long-expected Janice decision from the supreme court that came down in June, which made it so unions could enforce non-members to pay dues to support collective bargaining. That's basically the union making an overall deal about salaries and benefits with the government. Janice was a major blow to unions and one, the President Trump and his supporters were very happy about not just because it changes the kinds of agreements that can get made. But because it also eliminates a lot of the money that they felt was going in to subsidize political activity from the unions. And of course they felt that was going for Democrats, Weingarten hated the decision, but insisted that there's a silver lining and the way you'll hear her spell it out. I think it parallels what I've heard from a number of other union officials and other Democrats, variety of topics. Essentially, Trump's presidency is a clarifying moment, figuring out what's true here and what spin is why I wanted to talk with her, especially as we head into this first election cycle post Janice, but with already some elements of the story that make it a not necessarily simple narrative, like Missouri, a state where Republicans are hoping for one of their main Senate pickups this year against Claire mccaskill that is under heavy Republican control. But in August voted by referendum to take down the right to work law that had been passed by the state legislature and signed by the now former governor remember to subscribe and rate us on apple podcasts or Stitcher, or however you're listening, we're lining up the fall schedule now for those last couple of weeks until the midterms. So let me know who you'd like to hear Email me with that and on your other thoughts at Isaac, politico dot com, and follow me on Twitter at Isaac, dove. There. And now my conversation with Randi Weingarten..

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Bill Cunningham

02:03 min | 2 years ago

China central bank says cannot refuse, discriminate against cash payments

"Unions forging ahead after the supreme court deals a large blow in a recent ruling you leaders to make their voices heard now more than ever after the supreme court's decision to not force nonmembers to pay public sector union fees the courts conservative majority decided union contract negotiations were linked with political activities a decision af afdc president randi weingarten calls manipulation of the constitution so let's make no mistake about it this was a an access special attack on us critic hans von spas vosges says the decision offers workers more choices moving forward this was a great upholding a first amendment right the right not to be forced union leaders and speakers encourage members to stay involved and keep their eyes set on the fall election in pittsburgh tie kirkland fox news morning in massachusetts after a police officer is killed a massachusetts police officer as well as an elderly woman both killed michael chasma of the weymouth police was responding to a car accident investigators say a lobes fled the scene and proceeded vandalizing nearby house officer chestnut pulled out his firearm and demanded loaf stop norfolk county district attorney greg connor says that's when the officer was attacked with iraq striking him in the head officer chesnut fell to the ground lopes then accused of taking chesney gun and fatally shooting him with it he reportedly fired several rounds also killing it on identified woman is stray bullets sprayed her home he's now in police custody tom graham fox news china's economic growth slowed to six point seven percent for the second quarter down from six point eight adding to challenges for beijing with the mounting tariff battle the decline was expected after beijing tightened controls on bank lending last year to cool surging debt forecasters say without sediment the tariff war between the us and china could weigh on activity i'm an character fox news radio from the florida central credit union home loans.

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on WDRC

WDRC

02:46 min | 2 years ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on WDRC

"For tips and tools to help turn addiction around a public service announcement brought to you by the council unions forging ahead after the supreme court deals them a large blow in a recent ruling union leaders are bowing to make their voices heard now more than ever after the supreme court's decision to not force nonmembers to pay public sector union fees the courts conservative majority decided union contract negotiations were linked with political activities a decision afc president randi weingarten calls manipulation of the constitution so let's make no mistake about it this was a an access financial attack on us new union critic cons von spas vosges says the decision offers workers more choices moving forward this was a great upholding a first amendment right the right not to be forced union leaders and speakers encourage members to stay involved and keep their eyes set on the fall election in pittsburgh tire kirkwood fox news morning in massachusetts after a police officer is killed a massachusetts police officer as well as an elderly woman both kim killed michael chesney of the weymouth police was responding to a car accident investigators say emmanuel lobes fled the scene and proceeded evangelize a nearby house officer chestnut pulled out his firearm and demanded loaves stop norfolk county district attorney greg connor says that's when the officer was attacked with iraq striking him in the head and austin chesnut fell to the ground lopes then accused of taking chestnuts gun and fatally shooting him with it he reportedly fired several rounds also killing it on identified woman is stray bullets sprayed her home he's no in police custody tom graham fox news china's economic growth slowed to six point seven percent for the second quarter down from six point eight adding to challenges for beijing with the mounting tariff battle the decline was expected after beijing tightened controls on bank lending last year to cool surging debt forecasters say without settlement the tariff war between the us and china could weigh on activity i'm an carrick fox news radio here's the latest weather from the talk of connecticut overnight warm and humid low around seventy for monday partly sunny hot and humid high ninety three and the outlook for tuesday mostly cloudy hot and humid showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon and evening high ninety complete forecast online talk of connecticut dot com touch points rehab is a proud sponsor of brad davis interview chair weekdays from six to nine am touch points rehab manchester bloomfield farmington and east windsor mama mama mac mitsubishi face nathan gauchet mac mitsubishi and hartford when it's not broken don't fix it we're extending.

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"Com slash the anti fatah sleepy hollow the book on literary hangover this week i'm going to sign off i'm going to record at least an interview with randi weingarten and then hopefully others and i'll be back in studio on monday hi sam my impression of you greeting randy y guarded how do you like the nausea the teachers coverages have been gray voters you never think of pittsburgh as having great spreads trump am i right what are we gonna do trot are we gonna do it out we're gonna make sure that we are not trumped by trump that i will tell you randy i'm coming up with a whole set of double entendre and that's the way we're going to deal with trump that's the way we're going to deal with them we won't be trumped by trump i'm not going to oh how about this whenever he gets a good idea i'm going to say like don lights over trump right dawn donald trump on well we i gotta work on them they're not they're not easy angela rise she's so smart i'm going to sign off i'll talk to him thanks give them a show for okay so far for sam and his meeting with randy wang.

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"randi weingarten" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

04:38 min | 3 years ago

"randi weingarten" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"The republicans have brainwashed their people say freedom means go it alone i got my guns on free right and they merged this word freedom with go it alone randi weingarten of the the head of the teacher's union she she figured it out and i read it in mike lilting articles everybody gets credit i don't steal anybody's material go ahead and it's all yours well i'm sorry i hit the wrong button diane go ahead i just didn't know i don't know how much to add to that but i just kid that specific question because i didn't know why they would get the benefits if they don't be there do because i mean that's the short answer meters it's a line whose line is it is it again law the state of illinois okay well that doesn't seem quite fair to me i have zero tolerance for that well zero tolerance i'm writing a whole a whole thing about zero tolerance you know does eero tolerance that came up with the euro tolerance for the immigrants coming here and i've got a lot of zero tolerance well you have zero tolerance for who who do you have zero tolerance for i don't have my seat in front of getting i haven't i haven't posted it yet on facebook i have zero tolerance for trump i have zero tolerance for his cabinet i didn't name name name names but people will no one talking about god and what you know what administration i'm talking about but i have zero tolerance for a lot of issues that were that were here's the problem diane when you have zero tolerance when you have zero tolerance for more than one issue and and somebody violates your zero tolerance on more than one issue which one takes priority all of them hey that's yogi berra when you come to a fork in the road take it dan thanks so much for the call i appreciate it this is the problem with the purity tests right if you've got multiple periods as easy to disqualify somebody diane thank you very much for playing along sticking with me i do appreciate it and look there really is no such thing as a dumb question and let me give you let me give you one that i get pretty frequently but not everybody who sends me this kind of question labels it a dumb question so if you hear yourself asking the question you said but i didn't label it a dumb question not everyone does only a few have but a few people think that what i'm about to relate to you and it's a very popular question is a dumb question and it is not so here goes the mail goes norm can the supreme court abolished term limits for donald trump the answer's no because term limits are in the us constitution they're a constitutional amendment supreme court does not have the power to declare constitutional amendments unconstitutional if we're going to start declaring and by the way a constitutional amendment is a part of the constitution just because it's amendment doesn't make it lesser or weaker or any less part of the constitution if you have a contract and you amend the contract that amendment become a lesser part whereas just part of the contract amend the contract amending document means you're making it a part of the document so when we amended the constitution to say two terms for a president it's the constitution fact it's an amendment doesn't give you extra permission to overturn it supreme court and they know that so if we're going to start if we start throwing out parts of the constitution let's throw out the united states senate i because the united states senate is unconstitutional because it's not one person one vote all right tim thanks for being with us oregon tim i've been listening to you since the ed scholtz days and this is the first time we've ever talked so it's really great to talk to you honored man thank you very much hey i'm calling about me is calling the last hour about the progressive purity police and i guess i'm an honorary member the purity police because i did vote for hillary in the last election i helped my nose but i just for this exact reason with what's going on in the supreme court you can't have trump doing that one was that the progressive purity police is we do we do that to make us feel good and i think the.

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