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TAKE ACTION: Payroll Deduction/Paycheck Deception

Urge your State Senator and Representative to VOTE NO on HB 1507/SB 1034, which would outlaw payroll deductions for union dues, voluntary political contributions and fair-share fees for school and state employees and effectively silence our voices in the workplace and on public policies that affect our students, families and jobs.

URGENT: Tell the PJDS Board to Respect PJDS Teachers

The proud alumni of Perelman Jewish Day School have posted an open letter to the Board of Directors opposing the board's decision to deny their teachers the right to belong to a union. Click here to sign the moving letter from PJDS alumni now.

If you are a parent, teacher, union member or just a concerned advocate for justice, please sign the parents' MoveOn.Org petition to Board President Tracey Specter urging the board to negotiate in good faith with its teachers.

Open Letter to Gov. Corbett on the Second Death of a Child at a Philly School

Wednesday, a 7-year-old fell ill and died at Jackson Elementary School in Philadelphia, where there was no nurse on site. He is the second child has died in a Philadelphia school without a nurse on duty this year. Randi Weingarten, Ted Kirsch and Jerry Jordan sent an Open Letter to Gov. Corbett urging him to restore funding to our schools and ensure every child has a safe learning environment.

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TAKE ACTION: Protect PA workers' pensions

Among Gov. Corbett's top priorities this year is pension "reform," which could undermine the financial security of AFT Pennsylvania members and their families. Public employees have continued to make their full pension payments. Let lawmakers know we support defined benefit pensions for school and state employees.

 

Register to Vote

In 2014, Pennsylvanian's governor, the entire House of Representatives and half of the state's senators will be up for re-election. As a union, we must elect candidates who support adequate, equitable and sustainable state funding for schools, colleges and universities and state programs. Click MORE below to register to vote in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey and view the 2014 election deadlines and dates.

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Visit the AFT Legislative Action Center

Make your views known to those in Congress and state legislatures who represent you on the issues that affect working families every day.  Click here to visit the AFT's Legislative Action Center.