Today, in dozens of cities from coast to coast, parents, educators and more than 100 community groups are coming together for aNational Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education: Our Schools, Our Solutions. These events mark the beginning of an important movement taking hold in neighborhoods across the United States.
Solution-driven unionism may have been the overarching theme of the 2013 joint conference of the AFT Healthcare and AFT Public Employees divisions, but the importance of community engagement was the biggest takeaway message for the 450 AFT members and guests who gathered in Baltimore, April 25-27. Read more.
AFT President Randi Weingarten and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke at the Washington, D.C., launch of "Higher Ed, Not Debt," a new multiyear campaign advocating for affordable access to higher education for all, without the burden of debt or financial hardship.
A Florida food service worker and AFT member was one of the witnesses at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on the minimum wage and other economic issues affecting individuals, families and communities.
Pushed to the wall after 18 months of bargaining for a first contract, 1,100 faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago went on strike Feb. 18 and 19. It was the first strike in recent memory at a research institution and, as such, generated a lot of media attention both in Chicago and across the nation.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.