From grass-roots lobbying on Capitol Hill to a telephone town hall meeting, the AFT focused intense activity and energy in the first days of March on the all-important reauthorization of the keystone federal law for K-12 education, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The AFT has joined with the Obama administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local leaders, and public health advocates in calling for individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children amid a new outbreak of measles.
The AFT has joined a broad coalition of organizations, from its sister unions to Student Veterans of America, from the National Young Farmers Coalition to Jobs with Justice and the Center for American Progress, to demand that elected officials take action and address college affordability within the next six months.
The Alaska Nurses Association Labor Program has formally announced that it has agreed to affiliate with the AFT Nurses and Health Professionals.
The Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution congratulating PA School for the Deaf teachers and staff on their successful union election. The resolution, which passed unanimously, was introduced by City Councilwoman Cindy Bass, in whose district the school is located. Read the resolution here.