Teachers pay price for leaving union

By Mary C. Tillotson, Watchdog.org

A California teachers who want to opt out of supporting the teachers union’s political lobbying is now without professional liability insurance or a contract vote, even though those provisions are part of collective bargaining.

Unions, Activists Align on Affordable Housing

By Laura Kusisto, The Wall Street Journal

A group of New York City construction unions have forged a coalition with affordable housing activists to ratchet up pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio to require organized labor in the building of 80,000 lower-cost apartment units over the next decade.