Adjunct faculty rise up for Campus Equity Week

Trick-or-treaters were not the only ones haunting public spaces on Oct. 31: It was also a day of action for adjunct faculty, who wore masks, performed skits and displayed artwork to demonstrate their significant contributions to university life and insist on equity and fairness for them on campus.

Operation Agua will provide safe water to Puerto Ricans

Responding to the water crisis in Puerto Rico, the AFT; Operation Blessing International; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; and the Hispanic Federation launched Operation Agua to crowdsource contributions and provide a reliable source of safe drinking water to families across Puerto Rico.

Florida campus activists shut down white supremacist

Organized resistance shut down a recent white supremacist event at the University of Florida, where activists opposing Richard Spencer drowned out his presentation by shouting slogans like "Nazis are not welcome here," and throngs of protesters outside chanted "Black lives matter" and "We don't want your Nazi hate."

AFT faces steep challenges with Native American educators

When it comes to marginalized students, Native American populations are among the most needy in our nation. That's why a strong delegation of AFT members and staff attended the National Indian Education Association conference, offering resources and learning more about how to help native educators address the unique challenges they face.