Annual Education Scholarship Program

Accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Education Scholarship Awards!

We are now accepting applications for our 2015-2016 AFT Washington/Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt Scholarship. Up to three $1,000 education scholarships will be awarded to eligible applicants. The deadline for receiving applications is June 1, 2015.


Registration for the AFT NW Leadership Forum Is Available

The AFT Northwest Leadership Forum will be held this year on July 31-August 2 at the Hilton Vancouver in Vancouver, WA. The forum is a leadership training program, co-sponsored by AFT LEAD Program, AFT-Oregon, AFT Washington, OFNHP, and OSEA. It focuses on subjects essential for development and maintenance of dynamic and effective locals and the union as a whole.

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Hotel reservation deadline is July 7.


Washington's Archaic Revenue System is Worst in Nation

“Washington’s tax system is the most regressive in the nation, placing a disproportionate burden on those with the lowest incomes.” – TIME Magazine

Pushing forward to fight rising student debt

The AFT has joined a broad coalition of organizations, from its sister unions to Student Veterans of America, from the National Young Farmers Coalition to Jobs with Justice and the Center for American Progress, to demand that elected officials take action and address college affordability within the next six months.


A tale of two states

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten looks at how Minnesota and Wisconsin have followed very different economic paths since electing new governors in 2010.