How community schools can help combat the opioid crisis

With the opioid crisis raging in communities across the country, many people believe that community schools can help students and families face the challenges brought on by addiction. That’s why advocates for community schools, including the AFT, and members of Congress gathered in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12, to talk about how we can spread the community schools model to address the needs of students.

Adjunct faculty confront university president, demand action

Adjunct faculty at Arcadia University have had enough: After 16 months of protracted negotiations, they still have no contract, so they marched on the university president’s office to demand he intervene. Despite teaching most of the classes at this Philadelphia university, adjuncts have no job security, low pay and insufficient benefits, all of which ultimately affect the quality of teaching available to students.

End of the Year Union Luncheon

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!