Temple University adjunct professors to file for a union

Adjunct faculty at Temple University filed authorization cards on Dec. 17 with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board seeking union representation with the United Academics of Philadelphia, which is the AFT's Philadelphia-area local for adjunct faculty, and the Temple Association of University Professionals, which is the AFT-affiliated union for Temple's full-time tenure-track and nontenure-track faculty.
 
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AFTPA joins the PA school funding lawsuit

AFT Pennsylvania has joined school districts, parents, a group representing rural school systems and the state NAACP in a lawsuit against state education officials and out-going governor Tom Corbett charging them with failing to uphold their constitutional obligation to provide adequate funding for all Pennsylvania children.

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A small local makes a big difference with book giveaways

NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DE -- No one fought harder than Local 762’s President Karen Kennedy when the district began laying off members of the Delaware Paraeducator Chapter Federation, an AFT Pennsylvania affiliate that has lost approximately one-sixth of its membership over the past three years. 
 
After the second round of layoffs, which members fought with testimony at board meetings, letters to elected officials and press coverage, Karen had an epiphany. 
 
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Philly City Council honors NFT president, student journalists

AFT Pennsylvania is proud to stand with Neshaminy Federation of Teachers President Tara Huber and the student editors and staff of the Neshaminy High School newspaper, The Playwickian, who were honored Thursday by the Philadelphia City Council for banning the traditional school team nickname “Redskins” from the student newspaper.

 
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