Bernie Sanders’s campaign staff just signed a historic union contract. Here’s what’s in it.

Bernie Sanders’s campaign staff just signed a historic union contract. Here’s what’s in it.

Campaign staff locked down $20 per hour wages for interns, paid time off, and capped salaries for supervisors. Campaign staff for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) just signed a union contract, the first presidential campaign in US history to do so. Sanders’s campaign workers have been negotiating with managers since March, when they first announced plans to form a labor union with United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 400. As part of the deal, Sanders’s campaign…

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Florida’s new law lets teachers carry guns in class. Black and Latino students are worried.

Florida’s new law lets teachers carry guns in class. Black and Latino students are worried.

Critics say efforts to increase the number of armed school personnel ignore the concerns of students of color. In the year since the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, several states have moved to pass laws to arm teachers as a way to protect students. But students and parents of color worry that allowing guns into classrooms will put black, Latino, and Native American students, who are already subject…

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A school district was accused of “lunch-shaming” policies. It’s a national problem.

A school district was accused of “lunch-shaming” policies. It’s a national problem.

Schools across the country keep making headlines for their misguided attempts to deal with past-due balances. A Rhode Island school district recently got national attention for its misguided attempt to get students to pay for past-due lunch debts. Starting this week, public school students in Warwick, Rhode Island, with unpaid lunch balances would no longer receive hot food, the district announced on Sunday. Instead, those students would receive sunflower butter and jelly sandwiches until their…

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