AFT-Oregon's 62nd annual convention is scheduled for April 4-6, 2014, in Sunriver. With delegates to elect, and resolutions and amendment proposals to approve for submission, it’s time to take action to make sure your Local is represented at the 2014 Convention.
A truck of 40,000 FREE books will be arriving in Detroit Jan. 25. These books are made possible by the work of the DFT and other local unions, the AFT, and an organization called First Book. First Book collects excess books from publishers and redistributes them at a nominal cost to children in need. That cost will be picked up by the AFT, the DFT, the Detroit Federation of Paraprofessionals and the Detroit Association of Educational Office Employees.
You can get a book for each child in your classroom by filling out a simple registration. We need 2,000 Detroit Public School teachers to register to get the books. Fill out the registration TODAY by visiting: www.firstbook.org/aft.
Need to Support Children Inspires Coalition on Education
A group has come together to raise the bar for public education and better serve children. The coalition of students, parents, educators, advocates and community members have all noted the need to collaborate in order to give all the state’s children the opportunity to achieve.
Children and parents will speak about the need to remedy such problems as overcrowded classrooms, inadequate infrastructure and too few qualified teachers. The event is organized by such diverse stakeholders as civil rights organizations, charter school administrators, teachers, faith based groups and education advocates. The coalition is growing and this event invites those who want to lend their efforts to improving education for Michigan’s students.
Who: Students, Parents, Students, Detroit NAACP, AFT-MI, MOSES, AFL-CIO
What: National Day of Action: Our children, schools, communities, parents, community groups, teachers and advocates come together to reclaim the promise of public education.
When: Monday, Dec. 9 - 4 p.m.
Across the country, unions and community groups are coming together for a day of action. Join UTNO teachers as we partner with parents, community groups, and elected leaders from across New Orleans to transform the public education agenda in our city.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Sarah T. Reed High School
5316 Michoud Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70129
Call Chris Sang for more information: 504-534-5102
View the 40th Anniversary video of the Vermont State Colleges Faculty Federation, AFT here. Together we can reclaim the promise.
05 December 2013
Voting date & time:
Thursday 12 December 2013 at ASC (Ten Eyck) from 12 noon to 8 pm.
Photo ID required to vote.
LAWRENCE - At the Lawrence Teachers' Union meeting on December 4, Mike Carpenito was elected to the position of 2nd Vice President, filling the position vacated by Kathy Delaney when she was elected to position of Treasurer for the Union. Mike received 62% of the vote.
December 04, 2013
Illinois Legislature Passes Pension-Slashing SB 1, Awaits Governor's Signature
The Illinois legislature passed pension-slashing Senate Bill 1 yesterday on narrow votes of 62-53 in the House and 30-24 in the Senate. It now goes to Governor Pat Quinn for signature -- which could happen as early as today/Wednesday, December 4.
Click here to view how your state representative voted.
A documentary that features Gompers seventh-graders on their trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts will premiere on Detroit Public TV (PBS Channel 56) on Dec. 11. The title of the documentary is "Detroit Art City" and will broadcast at 9 p.m.
Gompers staff members Leslie Waters, Sylvia Tillman and Harold Harris were invited to a special screening two days before the premiere at the museum.