News From: AFT

by Press and Media | on Nov 26, 2018

Unions Sue Puerto Rico over Pension Mismanagement

More bad news for workers in Puerto Rico as the AFT and AFSCME are filing a lawsuit to alleging that the government has been mishandling public employees retirement accounts. Read more below from...

by AFL-CIO | on Aug 20, 2018

Trump Rips Families Apart, these Companies Profit

One of the most heartbreaking news stories of 2018 is the Trump administration's decision to separate undocumented immigrant families that enter the United States.The ...

by Brian Young | on Aug 01, 2018

Lebron James Makes a Huge Investment in Public Education

National Basketball Players Association First Vice President Lebron James opened a new school in Akron Ohio this week. Arguably the greatest basketball player ever, James joins a long list of...

by Brian Young | on Apr 03, 2018

Teachers Strike in Oklahoma and Kentucky, Is Arizona Next?

Thousands of teachers continued their strike on Tuesday, marking the second day that many schools were closed across the state. Instead, teachers flooded to Oklahoma City to demand high wages and...

by Brian Young | on Mar 14, 2018

Students, Teachers and Union Leaders Say Enough is Enough

At 10 AM students in schools across the country walked out of their classes to honor a 17-minute vigil for the fallen students at Douglas Stoneman High School. While some schools expressly forbid...

by Brian Young | on Mar 02, 2018

Teachers Strike Continues in West Virginia

Schools in West Virginia are once again closed after lawmakers in the state failed to get the votes needed to pass a new contract that would have ended the week-long strike.

by Brian Young | on Feb 22, 2018

Statewide Teachers Strike Closes all Schools in West Virginia

Teachers and students woke up on Thursday morning to a strange sight, almost every public school in West Virginia was closed. It wasn’t snowing and there wasn’t a hurricane bearing down...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 14, 2018

Texas Teacher Dies After She Can't Afford Her Co-Pay

Here at UCOMM we often talk about the advantages of being union. Things like higher wages, pensions, and job security are often brought up as reasons that you should join a union. In Right to Work...

by Brian Young | on Feb 09, 2018

80,000 Teachers Give Betsy DeVos an "F"

Over the past few weeks, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) have been asking their members to send in report cards for Education Secretary Betsy...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 07, 2018

Unions Kick Off Campaign Against Janus Court Case

Janus v. AFSCME is set to be heard by the Supreme Court in 19 days and public employee unions are preparing for the case. Today those unions held a press conference in Washington D.C. to discuss the...

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