Teachers and support staff @ the PA School for the Deaf in Philadelphia vote overwhelmingly for union representation.More
Ted Kirsch, AFTPA president, urged the SRC to return to the table to negotiate with the PFT following Thursday's PA Commonwealth Court ruling. Read Ted's statement.
Teachers and staff at ASPIRA Charter Schools today delivered petitions to ASPIRA’s chief executive officer demanding that the charter-school operator pledge neutrality during their employees’ union organizing campaign.
Teachers and support staff at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf voted overwhelmingly for union representation, becoming the 59th local of AFT Pennsylvania.
AFTPA Members and their family members may apply for scholarships through two programs. AFT's Robert Porter Scholarship offers four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their continuing education. Porter Scholarship details here. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Scholarship Essay Contest provides awares of $500-$2,000 to graduating high school seniors and post-secondary students. Learn more about PA AFL-CIO scholarships here.
Teachers, students and families of Wakisha Charter School were shocked and confused when the school’s board announced in November that the under-funded and under-enrolled school would close before winter break. While parents scrambled to find new schools for their children, one beacon of stability shone through the chaos: Wakisha’s teachers, unionized members of the Alliance of Charter School Employees, were protected by a union contract and supported by AFT Pennsylvania.