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In the run-up to the release of the Senate's healthcare bill, AFT members and activists gathered in Washington, D.C., to speak out against the harmful cuts in the new proposal as well as those in the American Health Care Act, which the House of Representatives passed last month.
People who take out student loans should be able to rely on loan servicers to help them repay those loans as quickly as possible. Instead, student-loan servicers are giving out incorrect information, withholding services that could help borrowers pay debt faster, and hindering, rather than helping, millions of people already struggling to pay back student debt.
We can win the fight to stop Senate Republicans from passing their version of a healthcare bill with more pushback from activists. That was the message AFT President Randi Weingarten delivered to more than 23,000 leaders and members who participated in a June 19 telephone town hall discussion on healthcare.
Critics are already promising changes to a sweeping education bill signed by Florida Gov. Rich Scott that offers more money to charter schools, expands a teacher bonus program and eases some testing requirements
One of the best defenses against devastating cuts proposed by the Trump administration is to widely circulate and showcase personal stories behind the programs the White House aims to ax, speakers emphasized at a telephone town hall discussion on the federal budget fight.
Literally life-threatening cuts to public services proposed by the Trump administration range across such a broad swath of programs that members of AFT Public Employees poured out personal stories, examples and warnings during their professional issues conference.
Protecting our patients, our professions and our community was the theme of the AFT Nurses and Health Professionals' 2017 Professional Issues Conference. That theme is more than a slogan, AFT Vice President Candice Owley said in her opening address to the hundreds of nurses and health professionals in attendance.