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Recently, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) partnered more closely than ever to ensure that members in both unions benefit from our collective strength. This union partnership has included coordination with political mobilization at each level of government, as well as adopting one union’s program that best supports the goals of a specific group of union members.
AFT-West Virginia is proud to inform our members that the Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher (ECCAT) system has been drastically altered based upon the union's discussion and consultation with the WV Department of Education.
AFT-WV was proud to help the Pantry Plus Program to benefit Monongalia County students in need!
Thank you to Monongalia County Commissioner and AFT member Tom Bloom for helping us arrange this community service project.
Thanks to the many teachers, service personnel, public employees and retirees who attended and spoke at the PEIA Public Hearings. We must continue to speak out against these continues attacks on our health care!
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AFT members jumped into action after the devastating June floods and helped their fellow West Virginians in several ways.
AFT-Marion County members collected cleaning supplies, clothing and other needed items and traveled to Clendenin, WV to deliver to families affected by the flood.
In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.