Please enjoy a few shots from our EOTY Luncheon. We were grateful to have a powerful presentation from the volunteers at the Eastern Service Workers Association. If you would like more information on their group, what they do, and how YOU can help contact them at 609-695-9562. Through our commitment to donate to them yearly, we know that we are supporting the rights of those who are vulnerable, one of the hallmarks of a strong union!
Betsy DeVos wants to alter the DNA of higher education, trying to change the definition of the credit hour, eliminate student-faculty interaction in some programs and allow schools losing their accreditation to charge students tuition. And it’s all disguised in the wonky and overwhelming “negotiated rulemaking” review process that begins Jan. 15.
During President Trump’s disastrous shutdown of the federal government, the AFT is jumping in to lend a hand to our members who are among the hundreds of thousands of federal workers either working without pay as “essential” employees or furloughed and needlessly idle. Our union is working hard to end the shutdown and fight for these employees to get their back pay right away.
AFT members helped prison inmates surprise their visiting children with free books and treats last month at the Greene Correctional Facility south of Albany, N.Y., distributing the books as part of an event sponsored by the New York State Public Employees Federation and First Book, an AFT partner that joins us in providing free and low-cost books to children in need.
This shutdown has plunged thousands of Americans, including many AFT members, into economic uncertainty and put critical services at risk. It’s time to end this pain being inflicted on American families.
After a year filled with school shooting tragedies, the Federal Commission on School Safety produced a report recommending a wide array of ideas to make our schools safer—some of which the AFT has championed for years. Unfortunately, the Dec.
The New School in New York City, Foothill-De Anza Community College District in California’s Santa Clara County and Haverford College in Pennsylvania—in a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from implementing new rules that will hurt international graduate workers and teachers.