American Federation of Teachers

Study: Austerity has left states behind by billions on education

Austerity has been the biggest impediment to the advancement of education on all levels in the United States, according to the latest data in a …

Education

S.C. college, university funding plummeted after Great Recession, report says

South Carolina has lagged behind the rest of the country in funding higher education since the Great Recession, according to a new report.<p>Per-student …

College & University

American Federation of Teachers Condemns Anti-Democratic Events in Israel

<b>WASHINGTON</b>—AFT President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement in response to Israel passing a nation-state law:<p>“Prime Minister Benjamin …

Israel

Union Membership Is at a High for the American Federation of Teachers. Will It Last?

The second-largest national teachers' union has 1.75 million members as of May. But in the wake of an adverse Supreme Court decision, the union is …

Education

American Federation Of Teachers President Wows Crowd At Convention

The American Federation of Teachers president wowed the crowd at their convention Friday in Pittsburgh; KDKA's Paul Martino reports.

American Federation of Teachers

Despite Supreme Court decision, union workers vow to push forward

Through a blazing heat, a crowd of more than 3,000 teachers and union workers organized and marched in Pittsburgh on Saturday as they vowed to make their voiced heard in apparent defiance to the Supreme Court’s recent decision.<p>Last month, the court dealt a crushing blow to public unions in a 5-4 …

Hillary Clinton

Parkland Shooting Victims Honored At AFT Conference

<b>Follow KDKA-TV</b>: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting were honored at this weekend’s American …

Parkland Shooting

Hillary Clinton to teachers union conference: Keep up fight

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says teachers unions aren't going anywhere despite a recent Supreme Court ruling, and she's urging educators to fight the Trump administration's policies.<p>Clinton spoke Friday at the American Federation of Teachers Convention …

Hillary Clinton

High school choir from Puerto Rico opens the first day of convention

Convention delegates were treated to a 15-minute performance by the Dr. Manuel de la Pila Iglesias High School choir from Ponce, Puerto Rico, on …

High School

Vindicating Justice Alito

Before Janus, here’s what the teachers union did with your fees.<p>The American Federation of Teachers holds its annual convention this weekend, and its agenda is one long brief for the Supreme Court’s recent Janus ruling that non-members no longer have to subsidize the union’s naked political …

Unions

Clinton, Sanders, Warren to headline American Federation of Teachers convention in Pittsburgh

Big-name Democrats will join thousands of educators in Pittsburgh this weekend when the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) holds its biennial convention.<p>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are among the scheduled speakers for the event, …

U.S. Politics

American Federation of Teachers president touts energized membership base after <i>Janus</i>

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten on Tuesday crowed about the state of her union in the wake of the Supreme Court deciding …

Bernie Sanders

Clinton, Sanders, Warren All Pittsburgh Bound

Three of the Democratic Party's biggest names will be in town over the weekend.<p>PITTSBURGH, PA - Three of the biggest names in Democratic politics - …

Government

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders to Headline Teacher Convention

Former Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will speak at the annual convention of the American …

Conservative View

American Federation of Teachers WV meet at Camp Dawson for Summer Camp

Video<p>KINGWOOD W.Va -<br>Over 200 educators that are members of the AFT in West Virginia took advantage of a summer school program at Camp Dawson in …

Education

Has The MCAS Killed Creativity In The Classroom?

Support the news<p>The MCAS was introduced as part of the 1993 education reform package in Massachusetts as a way to measure student success and hold …

Unions

Local teachers union protests charter school over detention centers

The local teachers’ union in Corpus Christi is protesting a charter school affiliated with a company that owns children's detention centers.<p>The …

Unions

Statement from American Federation of Teachers on Workers’ Freedom to Negotiate Act

<b>WASHINGTON—</b>AFT President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement in support of congressional Democrats’ “Better Deal” proposal for workers, …

Middle-class

American Federation of Teachers Supports the School Overcrowding Reduction Act

<b>WASHINGTON</b>—AFT President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement of support for a bill sponsored by Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), which would …

Education

Teachers Value Their Unions: American Federation of Teachers on Educators for Excellence (E4E) Initial Survey Results

<b>WASHINGTON</b>—E4E released today the initial findings of its survey, “Voices from the Classroom: A Survey of America’s Educators,” and the results …

Education

American Federation of Teachers on Supreme Court Ruling in Epic Systems v. Lewis

<b>WASHINGTON–</b>In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling that companies can force workers into arbitration to prevent them from pursuing class actions …

Sexual Harassment

American Federation of Teachers Supports Workplace Democracy Act

<b>WASHINGTON—</b>AFT President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement in support of legislation introduced last week by Sen. Bernie Sanders …

Middle-class

EPISD teachers wear red in solidarity, asking for better funding

Teachers in the El Paso Independent School District want better education funding.<p>It is illegal for teachers to strike in Texas. So instead of …

Education

American Federation of Teachers leadership visits Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - Leadership for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) was in the Metro today.<p>President Randi Weingarten gave out hundreds …

Education

St. Croix Teachers Union Announces Election Results

Rosa Soto-Thomas was re-elected as president of the St. Croix chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. (Facebook photo)The St. Croix chapter …

Elections

American Federation of Teachers and Texas AFT on Firing of Texas Teacher

WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Texas AFT President Louis Malfaro, who is an AFT vice president, issued a …

Education

The High Stakes of the Midterm Elections with the American Federation of Teachers' Randi Weingarten | Episode 142

Randi Weingarten, the President of the American Federation of Teachers, joins The Great Battlefield to discuss her career, the recent teacher …

Randi Weingarten

American Federation of Teachers Michigan Affiliate Back in Court with Project Veritas

<b>WASHINGTON</b>—AFT Michigan filed a motion in court today to stop right-wing attack group Project Veritas from its continued attempts to trespass on, …

Project Veritas

American Federation of Teachers on Arizona Budget Proposal for Teachers

<b>PHOENIX—</b>The Arizona American Federation of Teachers and its parent union, the American Federation of Teachers, responded to Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget …

Education

American Federation of Teachers president coming to Arizona

The president of the American Federation of Teachers is coming to Phoenix on Monday to support striking Arizona teachers as they continue rallying …

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