Philly charter teachers vote to unionize

Teachers and support staff at Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia voted overwhelmingly to form a union under AFT Pennsylvania to gain a voice in how classrooms are resourced and school decisions are made.

AFT urges vaccinations for children

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.

Pushing forward to fight rising student debt

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.

Philly City Council resolution supporting PSD union

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.

A tale of two states

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten looks at how Minnesota and Wisconsin have followed very different economic paths since electing new governors in 2010.