UPDATED: Bills to Watch in the PA Legislature

AFT Pennsylvania is watching several important bills that matter to teachers, school employees and state workers, including legislation to eliminate school property taxes, gut defined-benefit pensions for new teachers and state workers and eliminate seniority, union leave and mandatory 10-day sick leave for teachers.

AFTPA 2017 Convention

AFT Pennsylvania's 2017 Biennial Convention promises to be one of our most informative and diverse conventions, with new workshops and high-profile guest speakers. 

PA House approves charter 'reform' bill

Changes to Pennsylvania's charter reform bill are long overdue, but House Bill 97 misses the mark by a long shot. The House approved the bill, which AFT Pennsylvania opposes, and sent it to the Senate. 

AFTPA opposes eliminating school property taxes

AFT Pennsylvania's Executive Council has approved a resolution opposing legislative efforts to eliminate school property taxes across the commonwealth. The resolution was approved unanimously by the Executive Council March 10. The property tax elimination bill has not been introduced yet.