Our union is our members, and on this Labor Day weekend, I couldn't be prouder of the 1.6 million hardworking nurses, teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty and public employees who work day in and day out to teach our kids, keep our families healthy and improve our communities, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.
Faced with the threat of widespread layoffs of PSRPs, members of the Jefferson County AFT in Alabama responded by coming up with a plan that not only preserved the jobs of all the workers, but also laid the groundwork for well-earned raises.
It's hard to miss the rumble out in Wisconsin: The battle between labor and its union-bashing foes has been loud and long. But for faculty and staff of public colleges and universities, the Wisconsin story is even worse.
SWOCCFT local 3190 leaders Cheryl Davies and Carolyn Byrd who were instrumental in the grievance process pose for a photo at AFT-Oregon Convention April 2015. Photo by Bernadette Kapocias
Posted: Aug. 11, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.
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Posted Aug. 8, 2015 at 5 p.m.
As all education and health professionals know, people never really stops learning once they finish their education. There are always new studies and new techniques to brush up on.
The same goes for union work, which is why AFT prides itself on our constantly updated and relevant trainings.
SWOCCCF, local 3972, President Vickie Brumit and former Vice President Colleen Keen pose for a photo after winning back pay for five previously unrepresented members. Photo courtesy of Southwestern Oregon Community College Classified Federation
“Unions stand up for workers even if they’re not in the bargaining unit … technically.”
The number of debt-free college plans beginning to circulate can be confusing, but the core message is simple: Higher education should be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and without the cost of crippling debt.
AFT-Oregon's 2015 Winter School sign up is here!
Join us for a weekend full of empowerment and educational opportunities. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and work with other education and union leaders. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to attend multiple workshops to learn new skills.
(Reprinted from Local 3544 (GTFF)
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