Thousands rally nationwide to save Affordable Care Act

On Jan. 15, thousands of people, including great representation from AFT members, rallied in cities across the country to stand up against plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as well as efforts to privatize Medicare and Medicaid.


Weingarten speaks on the future of public education

In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.


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Large and out-of-state corporations make hundreds of millions of dollars from the business they do here in Oregon but pay taxes that are so low — the lowest in the country — that our schools and critical services are badly underfunded.
Oregon has the 4th lowest high school graduation rate in the nation. 383,000 Oregonians still lack health insurance. And more and more seniors are retiring into poverty.
By increasing the corporate minimum tax when Oregon sales exceed $25 million, large corporations like Comcast and Monsanto will finally pay their fair share for Oregon’s schools and critical services.
Oregon needs Measure 97 because we deserve good schools, affordable health care, and quality in-home care for our seniors.

Trump fails a crucial test

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about Donald Trump's education policies amd how they would devastate our public education system.