Post Tagged with: "AFT"

Strength of Unions and Families

Randi Weingarten, the President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), stated that unions today are “strengthening our families, schools and economy – at the bargaining table, ballot box and beyond” in her recent HuffingtonPost blog, “When Unions Are Strong, Families Are Strong” Working conditions and income for hard-working American workers have improved. Research has even shown unionization has made […]

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Senators Set Date for NCLB Markup

POLITICO Pro reported that Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray have stated they are aiming for a markup of their No Child Left Behind bill the week of April 13. Contrary to the current state of the Republican’s NCLB rewrite hanging in limbo and lawmakers being on a one-week recess, Alexander, Murray and the Senate HELP Committee have said they’re […]

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AFT Pushes for Kidnapped Professor’s Release

WASHINGTON –The American Federation of Teachers is pushing the State Department to campaign for release of yet another U.S. hostage, retired SUNY-Oswego Professor Warren Weinstein, kidnapped three years ago by al-Qaida in Pakistan. Weinstein, now 73, is a member of SUNY’s AFT affiliate ,United University Professionals.  Late in 2013, in an al-Qaida video, he asked the Obama administration to negotiate […]

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Teachers Unions to Education Secretary Duncan: Leave!

LOS ANGELES–The American Federation of Teachers’ convention has a blunt message for Obama administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan:  You flunk the test of helping the nation’s schools and kids, so leave. And they’re not the first to tell the former Chicago Public Schools CEO to go: Earlier in July, at its own convention in Denver, National Education Association delegates sent the […]

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AFT President Randi Weingarten: Stop Fighting Unions, Start Fixing Tests

Last week, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President, Randi Weingarten, delivered a keynote speech at an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) sponsored event, where she expressed her concerns about Common Core testing. Recent debate about whether unions are a problem or solution for public schools sparked Weingarten’s opening statement, where she explained how the media blinds many from seeing the positive […]

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AFT Exposes For-Profit Charter School Industry

WASHINGTON –The American Federation of Teachers is launching a campaign to expose the for-profit charter school industry as more interested in high pay for its CEOs and profits for its stockholders than it is in teaching kids. In studies and personal testimony gathered at a section of its website, the 1.4-million member union rips the veil off the profitable firms, […]

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Sign The Petition to Stop Cami Anderson’s One Newark Plan!

Sign The Petition to Stop Cami Anderson’s One Newark Plan!

Recently, five Newark, NJ principals were unjustly suspended by Superintendent Cami Anderson. The reason: for simply supporting community members and speaking out against the closures of public schools. Immediately following the announced suspensions, AFSA President Woodard traveled to Newark to meet with the principals and pledge AFSA’s support.  “Superintendent Anderson has seemingly plowed forward blindly, ignoring school leaders and disregarding […]

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Suspended Newark Principals Meet With AFSA President Diann Woodard and CASA

Suspended Newark Principals Meet With AFSA President Diann Woodard and CASA

Newark, NJ—Pledging full support for Newark’s recently suspended principals, Diann Woodard, president of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO met for a briefing with four of the five principals on Thursday. Joined by the City Association of Supervisors and Administrators (CASA), AFSA Local 20, the briefing was held at AFT’s Newark office. All of the suspended principals are members of AFSA and CASA Local 20.

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Weingarten: ‘Polarization and Anger’ in U.S. Society ‘Playing Out in Schools’

WASHINGTON—The “polarization and anger” running through U.S. society, as a result of the collapse of the American Dream, “is playing out in the schools as well,” Teachers President Randi Weingarten warns. In a free-flowing talk and q-and-a at the Women’s National Democratic Club in D.C. on Dec. 12, the head of the 1.5-million-member union adds the conflict appears in fights […]

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AFT’s Weingarten: ALEC ‘Strips Away Rights in the Interests of Power’

WASHINGTON (PAI)—The secretive, Right Wing American Legislative Ex-change Council (ALEC) – a business-funded cabal that controls 1,810 state legislators nationwide – “strips away rights” of workers and voters “in the interests of the power they represent,” American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten says. And thus, in a telephone press conference on Dec. 3, she welcomed the latest exposure of […]

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