Applications are being accepted from AFT Pennsylvania members and their families for union scholarship programs, which award up to $8,000 to eligible students. The PA AFL-CIO and Union Plus scholarship program applications are due Jan. 31, 2017, and AFT's Robert G. Porter Scholarship applications are due March 31, 2017.
In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education, AFT President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement: "The president-elect...has chosen the most ideological, anti-public education nominee put forward since President Carter created a Cabinet-level Department of Education."
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.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about Donald Trump's education policies amd how they would devastate our public education system.
The Neshaminy Federation of Teachers and the School Board have voted to accept a fact finder's recommendations, moving the district a step closer to a new contract.
AFT President Randi Weingarten on July 18 delivered a forceful case for Hillary Clinton, while hailing the 100-year-old union as a vehicle empowering our more than 1.6 million workers at the bargaining table and the ballot box.