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Episode 2: How We Got to Janus with Paul Georges

Episode 2: How We Got to Janus with Paul Georges

Welcome to Episode 2 of UTL's Straight Talk Podcast. In this Episode, Mickie and Amy talk to Paul Georges, UTL President and AFT-MA Vice President, about the Janus case. While this podcast was recorded prior to the Supreme Court Decision favoring Mark Janus, the background and information continues to be relevant.

The case, as we heard in our last episode, will have lasting and damaging effects on unions and their ability to advocate for members not only in terms of salary and pension, but also regarding working conditions and fidelity to contract terms.

Over the last six months, news outlets have documented work-related actions in "right to work" states across the US. Educators in one of these states, Oklahoma, were recently interviewed as to the affect right-to-work has had on them personally. The link to that interview can be found here.

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Episode 3: Lowell Teacher Academy Part 1-Pina Maggio

Episode 3: Lowell Teacher Academy Part 1-Pina Maggio

Episode 1: UTL Beginnings with Paul Georges

Episode 1: UTL Beginnings with Paul Georges