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Green River College Faculty Strike on Monday

Green River United Faculty Coalition Local 2195 has called a 3-day strike which begins on Monday, May 23, and ends on Wednesday, May 25. The strike will take place from 7 AM to 7 PM at all four college campuses: the main campus in Auburn, downtown Auburn annex, Kent campus at the Kent Commons, and the Enumclaw campus. A press conference will be held at 10 AM on Monday at the east entrance of the main campus, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA.


Application for the 2016-2017 Education Scholarships Now Open

Every school year, we offer an opportunity for members, or their family members or dependents to apply for a $1,000 scholarship towards their higher education. To date, 33 students have been awarded scholarships.

A downloadable flyer about the scholarship is available to share with your members. You can also download the eligibility criteria, application guidelines, and the scholarship application (PDF format). An application packet must be received in the AFT Washington office by Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

The AFT Washington/Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt Scholarship was initiated in 2005 in partnership with Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP, a Seattle-based labor law firm. The award was established in recognition of our close alliance working toward improved education and labor rights for the working people of our state and the members of AFT Washington

Tell Us Your Story

You make important contributions to society – both at work and in your personal lives. Most days, you go above and beyond what is required.

Stories are a powerful way to communicate. Please take a few minutes to tell us your story and the value of your work. It is important that everyone who cares about our students know who you are, the conditions under which you work, and the many contributions you make despite difficulties.

Freedom from What?

Everyone who works hard and plays by the rules should thrive in America. As hard-working people who are trying to make a living and support our families, we are working harder and harder to make ends meet. But our system is broken and rules favor corporations and the very wealthy. Indeed, working people are under attack in an attempt to weaken unions and undermine our rights. Find out more about what's happening and get resources that you can use for members.



A fight for the very soul of our country

In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the need for our country to return to the kind of thoughtful yet passionate discourse and engagement in civic life that's been far too rare lately.


Michigan Legislature lashes out at Detroit schools

The Michigan House of Representatives, ignoring fierce opposition from the Democratic minority, passed a dead-of-night financial aid package for Detroit Public Schools that had been twisted into a partisan screed against Detroit teachers and school employees.