Post Tagged with: "Randi Weingarten"

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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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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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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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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Union Leaders Laud, Eulogize Mandela

WASHINGTON —Union leaders lauded Nelson Mandela as one of the world’s greatest fighters for human rights and democracy after the longtime South African liberation leader – and his nation’s first president after the fall of apartheid – died Dec. 5 at age 95. “President Nelson Mandela gave more than 60 years of his life fighting for the rights of South […]

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