Action on Resolutions

AFT delegates adopted dozens of resolutions on the convention’s closing day. The resolutions focus on a wide range of issues that affect members in all constituencies, and some address national and international issues of importance to the union and to our vision for the country.

Top AFT officers are re-elected

The election results are in, and AFT delegates have re-elected their three leading officers: President Randi Weingarten, Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson and Executive Vice President Mary Cathryn Ricker. Weingarten was first elected in 2008 and …

Women’s Rights Breakfast honors activists across generations

Spanning generations, the Women’s Rights Breakfast showcased the strength of AFT women regardless of their age. Organized by the AFT Women’s Rights Committee, which honored Hillary Clinton earlier in the convention with its annual Women’s Rights Award, the breakfast featured Living the Legacy awards for AFT members who have served 50, 40 and 30 years at the AFT and in their communities.

Pellegrino to AFT members: Run for office

New York State Assemblywoman Christine Pellegrino is riding the wave as union members set out to run for political office. A grass-roots activist, an elementary school reading teacher, a leader of her state’s opt-out movement, a delegate for Sen.

Teachers running for office encourage fellow educators to run

The protests and walkouts in Arizona, Oklahoma, West Virginia and other states this past year were a catalyst that has led to a historic level of educators nationwide running for office this election season. In fact, nearly 300 AFT members are jumping into the political arena, a sign “that we are pushing back against austerity measures, public school closings and cuts to vital public services, said AFT Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson during a Sunday session on the political activism of members, which highlighted AFT members who are running for office.