The fact that student debt continues to soar is troubling enough. Now there is clear evidence that it also deepens the gap between the haves and the have-nots.
Thanks to two Florida AFT members, a school bus driver and monitor, 18 schoolchildren safely escaped a fiery bus on the way to school.
AFT-Oregon and OSEA retiree member Everice Moro testifies against the PERS cuts in 2013. Photo by Micheal Platt/OSEA
“I’m just one little old lady who said ‘hey, this isn’t right.’”
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!
Ramon Ramirez, President of the Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United (PCUN) and CAUSA brought a message of the importance of community engagement and solidarity among unions.
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.
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.
The Alaska Nurses Association Labor Program has formally announced that it has agreed to affiliate with the AFT Nurses and Health Professionals.
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.