Our state is ranked fourth in the country for decreased state funding for higher educationMore
On Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 AM to 3 PM a Higher Education Stakeholders' Summit will be to investigate Washington State’s continual defunding of public higher education. We’ll evaluate the impact on stakeholders — students, faculty, staff, and the community — and strategize how to collaborate to turn this troubling trend around. Sponsored by AFT Washington, Alliance for Justice, Washington Student Association, Education in Equity Coalition, Tacoma Community College Federation of Teachers Local 2196, and Jobs With Justice.
AFT Washington conducted an extensive vetting process to endorse these candidates based on their legislative record and responses to our COPE questionnaires. Responses from each candidate for the State Legislature and US Congress were rated on a point system. Not all candidates responded to our questionnaire. If you have questions, please contact Kristin Elia, State Political Organizer, at 206-432-8085 or email@example.com.
Through an AFT grant, AFT Washington has hired four political field representatives to help with our political and electoral work in the locals through November. You'll be seeing them around your campuses this fall. Read their bios.
The AFT is challenging the assumptions of a new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute on school support staff, which suggests that the increase in the number of these employees is "adding more hands, but not necessarily more value."
The AFT and Freelancers Union announced a new partnership that will enable contingent faculty across the country to access tailored benefits and connect, share and learn with others in their professions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sylvia can help get your site set up and even provide hands-on training.