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AFSA Board Members Attend White House Summit On Working Families

AFSA Board Members Attend White House Summit On Working Families

On June 23, Diann Woodard, AFSA President; Wendi Caporicci, AFSA Secretary (Local 83 in Oakland, CA); Sandra Inga (Local 22 in Hartford, CT) and Aona Jefferson (Local 4 in Washington, D.C.), both AFSA Executive Board members, enjoyed a powerful discussion of American work-life balance and work flexibility at The White House Summit on Working Families. There, our nations most powerful […]

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AFSA President Diann Woodard Honored by Activist Network

AFSA President Diann Woodard Honored by Activist Network

AFSA President Diann Woodard was honored at the Southeastern Michigan Union Community Activist Network Graduation Banquet on April 5. Greater Detroit Southeastern Michigan Union Community Activist Network puts on the Graduation Banquet annually with the Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO and United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s Labor Department. There were 25 local chapters present from 12 different unions, AFSA among them. The […]

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Diann Woodard Visits Puerto Rico, Expresses Concern Over Public Education Cuts

In early March, AFSA National President Diann Woodard traveled to Puerto Rico to meet with local educators and President of Educadores Puertorriqueños en Acción Inc., AFSA Local 105, Domingo Madera. Public education in Puerto Rico is currently threatened by proposed cuts to teacher’s retirement plans. The proposal may encourage teachers to retire this year to avoid pension cuts, leaving schools with a shortage […]

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Diann Woodard Responds to President Barack Obama’s FY2015 Budget Request

President Barack Obama officially released his budget request for Fiscal Year 2015. In response, AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement: “Overall, the president’’s budget request for FY15 represents a step in the right direction, and provides a blueprint to move our country forward by investing in education and jobs, raising the minimum wage, closing tax loopholes, supporting workers, […]

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President Woodard Responds to Reinstatement of Suspended Newark Principals

“We are pleased to learn that 3 of the 5 suspended Newark principals have been reinstated, as they did nothing wrong. In fact, AFSA commends these principals for courageously speaking out against policies they felt could potentially harm many of their students. We will continue to work with CASA, AFSA Local 20, to support the other 2 principals in any […]

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The Time is Right for Community Leadership

By Diann Woodard In towns and cities across America you can hear the faint wisp of a collective sigh of relief—an exhale, if you will. In these communities, Americans have taken back their rights to govern themselves. In New York, after 12 years of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, voters said, “No more.” They voted for someone who ran on the notion […]

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AFSA President Diann Woodard Statement on the Reopening of the Government

We are pleased the immediate crisis of the government shutdown and debt default has been averted. However, we remain concerned about the government’s temporary funding until January 15, 2014 and the debt ceiling’s extension until February 7th, creating the likely possibility of a repeat scenario. What is most alarming is sequestration remaining in place under the agreement, which continues to […]

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Pres. Diann Woodard Presents at AFL-CIO Convention, Pledging a Commitment to Equality in Pay and Opportunity for Women

Pres. Diann Woodard Presents at AFL-CIO Convention, Pledging a Commitment to Equality in Pay and Opportunity for Women

On Sunday, September 8 at the opening of the AFL-CIO’s quadrennial convention in Los Angeles, President Diann Woodard Introduced Resolution 18, making the following statement: “Women may hold up half the sky, as the resolution states. But we don’t have half the pie. And that’s a fact despite more than a century of struggle and significant gains. Women still only […]

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Student Loan Reform Moving Forward

Student Loan Reform Moving Forward

While the newly passed deal lowers interest rates for students, none of the rates are locked in as they are tied to the 10-year treasury note and can freely move with the market. If the economy improves as expected, rates will continue to rise.

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President Woodard Joins with Fellow AFL-CIO Leaders for Executive Council Meeting

President Woodard Joins with Fellow AFL-CIO Leaders for Executive Council Meeting

As a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council, President Diann Woodard met with fellow council members July 24-26 in Washington, D.C. where the primary goal of the meeting was to prepare recommendations, propose resolutions and set the stage for action at the upcoming quadrennial AFL-CIO convention in September.

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