Solution-driven unionism may have been the overarching theme of the 2013 joint conference of the AFT Healthcare and AFT Public Employees divisions, but the importance of community engagement was the biggest takeaway message for the 450 AFT members and guests who gathered in Baltimore, April 25-27. Read more.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.
Want to learn how to build a more powerful local union and become a more effective union activist? Take advantage of the special AFT Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) training opportunity in St. Louis on April 5-6. The day-and-a-half-long event includes courses such as Managing with Labor’s Values; Training Worksite Leaders; Union-Management Partnerships; Being the Public Face of Your Union; The Common Core: What, When, Where and How; Engaging Our Members through Activism and Better Communications; and Researching Your Employer’s World and How to Use the Information for Good. For more information contact the AFT’s Union Leadership Institute at 202-879-4497.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about what poverty in America looks like today, a half-century after President Lyndon B. Johnson, in conjunction with civil rights, religious and labor leaders, commenced the war on poverty.
The entire AFT family is heartbroken by the loss of life and devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, and the AFT is prepared to help any way we can with recovery efforts, says AFT President Randi Weingarten.
AFT affiliates and their community partners are gearing up for a Dec. 9 National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education.