Share My Lesson tops 500,000 users

In less than two years, 500,000 teachers, parents and others have used Share My Lesson, posting, downloading and rating classroom lessons and other teaching materials—making it the most sought-after, free online collection of lesson plans and other instructional resources.


Apply now for the Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism

The AFT, in partnership with the Albert Shanker Institute and the AFT Innovation Fund, is accepting applications for the second annual $25,000 Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism, which honors the most innovative, inspiring examples of collaborative work by our state and local affiliates.


Conference for AFT Washington Contingent Faculty - April 26th

Have you registered for the annual AFT Washington Contingent Faculty Issues Conference which takes place Saturday, April 26, at the Seattle Community Colleges Georgetown campus?

  • Learn how to apply for unemployment benefits and the main reason claims are denied.
  • What is "reasonable assurance?"
  • Discover the context and history of our unemployment law and why it is unique.

There will also be a presentation on "Working Together To Make Our Union Stronger" with discussions by Alyssa Picard, Assistant Director of AFT Higher Education, and a Special Guest from City College of San Francisco Faculty Union.

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AFT Washington Celebrates Books and Reading

Celebrating Books and Reading

Please join us at a family-friendly book give-away and resource fair at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall with our community partners to provide free books to children through AFT's partnership with the nationally-recognized First Book. First Book offers new books to kids in need to promote reading and literacy to help them succeed in school and life. We will have Caldecott and Newberry Medal award-winning books in several languages and for all cultures and ages.


Exempt Staff at Seattle Community Colleges Approve Union

March 14, 2014

Seattle – Exempt employees who work at the four Seattle Community College campuses today voted 68-39 to form their own union through a secret ballot process certified by the Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission in Olympia. The vote means that 156 staff who work in advising, IT, financial aid, student outreach, and other departments will be represented by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Washington. Faculty at Seattle Community Colleges are already represented by AFT Washington.