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Local 111 organizes more than 111!

Portland Federation of School Professionals', local 111, organizing campaign reached an all-time high last week when their new member numbers hit one hundred and eleven - or 111! The same as their Local's number!

They quickly passed that goal, and are now at 118!

They have never had so many new members. All of this has been accomplished in just  six months.  Their hard work is certainly paying off.

Congratulations,  Portland Federation of School Professionals!

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Pushing forward to fight rising student debt

The AFT has joined a broad coalition of organizations, from its sister unions to Student Veterans of America, from the National Young Farmers Coalition to Jobs with Justice and the Center for American Progress, to demand that elected officials take action and address college affordability within the next six months.

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A step forward in Washington, a step back in New York

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten praises the promising action of the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, where Democrats and Republicans came together to unanimously pass a bill to overhaul No Child Left Behind.

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Teachers union presidents discuss ESEA priorities

The presidents of the nation's two largest teachers unions offered a solid shared vision for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act at a Washington, D.C., meeting with state policy chiefs and in a joint keynote address to a nationwide audience of classroom educators participating in Share My Lesson's third annual virtual conference.

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