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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