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A Free Public Forum

Attend a free public forum, "Social Security: Why It's Not Broke and How We Can Expand It," on Monday, Feb. 23rd, 7 PM, Joe Crump Hall, UFCW 21, 5030 1st Ave. So. #200, Seattle. This forum features Kshama Sawant (Seattle City Councilmember), Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson (co-directors of Social Security Works), and Jeff Johnson (President of the Washington State Labor Council). Download a flyer with more information here.

Mark Your Calendar!

Mark your calendar for the annual Professional Development Conference for Classified Members, which will be held on Saturday, March 14th. More details to follow. Check out photos from last year's conference.

The 2015 AFT Washington Convention is May 15-16

Mark your calendars for the 2015 AFT Washington Convention which will be held May 15-16 at the Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma. The theme is "Fighting Forward!" and will feature:

  • Election of officers to the AFT Washington Executive Board
  • Reception and dinner
  • Entertainment
  • Raffle for our education scholarship, and
  • Union business, of course!

Local presidents and treasurers will be receiving more detailed information. Ask them about representing your local as a delegate to the convention.

Want A Website For Your Local?

In this day and age, people look to the Web for information. As a result, organizations almost always need to have a website to compliment their communications. Unfortunately, not everyone has the expertise or time to maintain a local web site.

For this reason, AFT hosts free web sites to affiliated locals. To take advantage of this benefit, contact Sylvia Watson, AFT Washington Communications Coordinator, at 206-432-8084 or Sylvia can help get your site set up and even provide hands-on training.

ParaEducator Maria Haynes on the Impact of Positive Adults in a Child's Life

Maria Haynes, a paraEducator with Tacoma Public Schools, talks about the importance of having positive, caring adults in a child's life to help them succeed.