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.
The Pennsylvania Senate is taking up a far-reaching charter reform bill that would permit unfettered charter school expansion, require 10-year charter renewals, permit colleges to authorize new charter schools without input from parents and taxpayers and undermine the financial stability of school districts.
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.
- Email your state senator and representative. Tell them to support defined-benefit pensions for school and state employees.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper using AFTPA's Pension Talking Points.
- Find out why young workers want good, old-fashioned pensions
- Read a special edition of The AFT Pennsylvania: PA'S PENSION PREDICAMENT
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.