AFT Washington and WEA testify in Olympia
In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, which came out the day before the nation celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the damage being done to our country by increasingly partisan rancor and bitter disagreements.
We will be holding our annual professional development conference for all classified members (HeadStart, K-12, and High Education) on Saturday, March 12, from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM.
The following priorities, as approved by the Executive Board, are issues that will drive our Legislative Agenda for 2016. The legislative session will focus mainly on policy issues and the supplemental budget, and is a "short" 60-day session.
The signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act marks a new day in public education, says AFT President Randi Weingarten, who stood behind President Obama (along with other AFT leaders and members) at the White House as he signed the law.
The AFT along with the American Association of University Professors, filed an amicus curiae brief in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case threatens to make it harder for working people to join together and speak out together.
The Illinois Educational Labor Board has ruled that an adjunct professor at Moraine Valley Community College was improperly fired for saying that her college treats adjuncts like "disposable resources," because the board says her comments were protected union activity.