Find out where the PA candidates for governor stand on public education, higher education, charter schools and employee rights.
A survey of Pennsylvanians by Terry Madonna's Opinion Research group found that 71 percent of Pennsylvanians believe the state needs to make a bigger investment in public education.
AFT President Randi Weingarten weighed in on the Perelman Jewish Day School decision to withdraw recognition of its faculty union. Read her 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.
The AFT, in partnership with the Albert Shanker Institute and the AFT Innovation Fund, is accepting applications for the second annual $25,000 Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism, which honors the most innovative, inspiring examples of collaborative work by our state and local affiliates.
The AFT launched its national campaign to reclaim the promise of high-quality public services during a visit to Kansas, which, like too many other states, has slashed taxes for corporations and the wealthy while cutting and privatizing public services.