Faculty hold rally and talk to students about fair compensation and respect.
Register for our annual Professional Development Conference for Classified Members (Pre- K-12 and higher ed), which will be held on Saturday, March 14th. Check out this year's workshops. First-come, first-served. Register at http://bit.ly/ProDevConference.
Public recognition comes rarely for school support personnel, but back-to-school season last fall provided a windfall of publicity for school bus drivers, bus attendants and cafeteria workers in southwestern Florida.
Washington News Service | February 6, 2015 | Chris Thomas, Producer
OLYMPIA, Wash. - A coalition is making some noise about to direct two-thirds of all new state revenue to education. According to the group Washington United for Fair Revenue, it seems like a noble goal but would restrict lawmakers' ability to fund other important priorities. [read full story]
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.
The Executive Board approved our Legislative Agenda for 2015 which is established around core guiding values: Transparency, Quality, and Equity.
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
- 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.