A California Superior Court judge ruled this week that state seniority, tenure and due process violate students' rights to an effective education. Click read more to read a report from our affiliates at the California Federation of Teachers/California Teachers Association.
Listen to Ted Kirsch, president of AFT Pennsylvania, and radio host Rick Smith talk about greed in education and the legacy of Brown v. the Board of Education's 60th anniversary and the work we have left to do to make schools truly equal. Click here to listen.
AFT President Randi Weingarten weighed in on the Perelman Jewish Day School decision to withdraw recognition of its faculty union. Sign the MoveOn.Org petition supporting teachers and read Randi's statement here...
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO today passed a resolution supporting the teachers at Perelman Jewish Day School in Philadelphia, calling on the school’s board to negotiate in good faith with the union that has represented the teachers for nearly four decades.
Members of the Alliance of Charter School Employees at Wakisha Charter School in Philadelphia (AFTPA Local 6056) ratified a new union contract unanimously.
“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.
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.
AFT convention delegates on July 13 unanimously passed a special order of business—recommended by the executive council—to fight back against attacks on unions and teachers like Vergara v. California and Harris v. Quinn, and to fight forward to reclaim the promise of America.
The Reverend Dr. William Barber, the North Carolina minister who founded the Moral Mondays movement to fight voter suppression, defunding of public education and attacks on the rights of working people, gave a fiery speech urging members to organize to reverse the tide in America.
More than 3,500 delegates from Pennsylvania and across the country attended the 2014 AFT Convention in Los Angeles, including more than 100 delegates from the Keystone State. See the photos and hear the messages of the convention.