On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, faculty at Temple University had a lot to be thankful for. An overwhelming 70% of adjunct faculty voted to join the Temple Association of University Professionals, Local 4531, AFT.
Teachers and staff at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Philadelphia ratified their first union contract unanimously Thursday after more than a year of negotiations.
Common Pleas Judge Nina Wright Padilla ruled in favor of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, granting the union a temporary injunction to stop the school district from imposing new healthcare plans on PFT members unilaterally.
Teachers and support staff at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf voted overwhelmingly for union representation, becoming the 59th local of AFT Pennsylvania.
The Federation of Pottstown Teachers today launched a new program at Back to School Night that will put new, high-quality books into the hands of every student in the district. FPT, the union representing 250 teachers in Pottstown public schools, has partnered with the First Book organization to provide 16,000 high-quality books that students can take home and keep.
The jobs of 35 grounds, custodial and maintenance workers will go from family-sustaining jobs with healthcare and pensions to low-paid, part-time outsourced jobs in July after the Daniel Boone Area School Board voted in May to outsource them to a big, Wall-Street-owned company with a sketchy record.
Parents, alumni, Deaf advocacy groups and faculty will demonstrate Wednesday to stop severe cuts in services and programs for Deaf students at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.
The Neshaminy Federation of Teachers and the School Board have voted to accept a fact finder's recommendations, moving the district a step closer to a new contract.
AFT Federation Union Local 762 of Claymont Delaware, which represents 120 classroom and transportation aides in the Brandywine School District, went all in with the district and community leaders to pass a tax referendum to support public education in the district and prevent across-the-board layoffs.