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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.
Here's what can happen at a K-3 school when teachers and support professionals come together and use a little inspiration, perspiration and willingness to let everybody promote healthy snacks.

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.


Teachers and support staff at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf voted overwhelmingly for union representation, becoming the 59th local of AFT Pennsylvania.

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. 
She realized that the only way to save the valuable services her members provide to children in 
Delaware’s Brandywine School District was to

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.


Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy Faculty Association today approved a new, five-year contract with the private Jewish day school, providing for raises totaling 10 percent over the life of the contract.