Scholarships for AFTPA families

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. 

AFT President Weingarten on nomination of Betsy DeVos as US Education Secretary

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."

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.

Trump fails a crucial test

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.

Neshaminy FT wins new contract

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.