PA school funding increase a 'temporary reprieve'

AFT President Ted Kirsch released a statement today on Governor Wolf's decision to allow House Bill 1801, the General Fund Budget, become law without his signature. Find out how much additional funding your district received here.

Daniel Boone Support Staff authorizes strike

The Daniel Boone Federation of Support Staff, Local 4954 of the American Federation of Teachers, voted unanimously Saturday to authorize a strike if necessary to reach a fair and equitable contract with the school district.

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How the teacher shortage could turn into a crisis

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the looming teacher shortage our public schools face and how we can address the challenge before it turns into a crisis.

Momentum builds for graduate workers' unions

As it gathers momentum, the movement to organize graduate assistants could well overturn old policies barring private college and university graduate workers from unionizing, and pave the way for guaranteed workers' rights in the future.