The fight for the future of public education spills out of the classroom and onto the streets of Los Angeles.
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.
Teachers and school service personnel in West Virginia held a “walk in” to remind lawmakers to hold up their end of the deal after last year’s strike.
Many government employees already live paycheck to paycheck, without their government salary, it’s getting hard to feed their families.
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 Emp…
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.
The AFT and the Student Borrower Protection Center have launched a joint investigation into rampant mismanagement and abuses in the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
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.