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.
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.
Registered nurses Irene Jadge and Janice Stauffer, members of the Danbury (Conn.) Nurses' Union, traveled to Washington, D.C., to speak out against a Republican proposal to redefine who qualifies as a full-time worker under the Affordable Care Act.
Public recognition comes rarely for school support personnel, but back-to-school season last fall provided a windfall of publicity for school bus drivers, bus attendants and cafeteria workers in southwestern Florida.
Following a new report detailing how Wall Street sold toxic deals to school districts and municipalities that are costing communities billions in fees, interest and other payments, educators, parents, community members and local officials have joined together for a Day of Action in cities across the country.