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A small local makes a big difference with book giveaways

NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DE -- No one fought harder than Local 762’s President Karen Kennedy when the district began laying off members of the Delaware Paraeducator Chapter Federation, an AFT Pennsylvania affiliate that has lost approximately one-sixth of its membership over the past three years. 
After the second round of layoffs, which members fought with testimony at board meetings, letters to elected officials and press coverage, Karen had an epiphany. 

Temple University adjunct professors to file for a union

Adjunct faculty at Temple University filed authorization cards on Dec. 17 with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board seeking union representation with the United Academics of Philadelphia, which is the AFT's Philadelphia-area local for adjunct faculty, and the Temple Association of University Professionals, which is the AFT-affiliated union for Temple's full-time tenure-track and nontenure-track faculty.

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.

TAUP Members Ratify New Contract Overwhelmingly

The Temple Association of University Professionals, representing approximately 1,400 full-time professors, librarians and academic professionals, voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract, and the Temple University Board ofTrustees approved the agreement this week.