“Moving crews” in jumpsuits and dozens of protesters in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh greeting Gov. Corbett with chants of "One Term Tom" has the unpopular governor toured the state on a re-election campaign kickoff tour. As a U-Haul moving truck circled the blocks bearing a sign that read "Send Corbett Packing" education advocates exposed the devastating impact Corbett's billion-dollar-budget-cuts have had on schools across the state.
The Senate is taking up a far-reaching charter reform bill that includes provisions that would undermine the financial stability of our school districts. Contact your PA senator NOW. Make your views known on charter law reform.
All Exective Board elected positions term ends 7/2013 and we have found an individual who will chair the elections for the 2014 – 2015 term (7/2013 – 7/2015) Sally Flaherty, PDE Social Studies Advisor, email@example.com. Nominations will be open from April 1, 2013 until May 3, 2013 for all elected positions any and all people who wish to run for any position needs to e-mail Sally (firstname.lastname@example.org) their name and the position they are interested in running for between 4/1/2013 and 5/3/2013. Ballots will be mailed to all voting members the week of May 13, 2013 with a due date of June 14
Pay Increases for New Contract
New contract July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2015 language for Article 16: Salaries & Wages
• General Pay Increase - FY 12/13 - 1.0% - Effective July 1, 2012
• Annual Service Increment/Cash Payment - first full pay period in April 2013 (2.25%)
• General Pay Increase - FY 13/14 - 0.5% - Effective July 1, 2013
• General Pay Increase - FY 13/14 - 0.5% - Effective January 1, 2014
Ted Kirsch says the governor's fuzzy pension math hurts retirees, employees and taxpayers after the Keystone Research Center releases two pension White Papers showing that Gov. Corbett's proposals would dramatically reduce benefits for retirees, while increasing the cost to taxpayers significantly.
The entire AFT family is heartbroken by the loss of life and devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, and the AFT is prepared to help any way we can with recovery efforts, says AFT President Randi Weingarten.