20 Bills to Watch in the PA Legislature

AFT Pennsylvania is watching several important bills that matter to teachers, school employees and state workers, including legislatiion 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 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.

No vote yet on bill gutting paid sick days

PA senators are considering a bill that removes mandatory paid sick, bereavement and sabbatical leaves from the school code, leaving them subject to collective bargaining in every school district.

Resources for the May 1 Day of Action

AFT Pennsylvania affiliates are making plans to sponsor events in their communities on Monday, May 1, on the national Day of Action: Build Schools Not Walls.The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools has new resources to help unions create events.