Update: AFT-WV Summer School

We regret to announce the 2020 AFT-WV Summer School has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. While we are saddened to cancel our signature event, the health and safety of our members is our top priority. While no one knows what the next days or weeks will hold for us, we cannot imagine a circumstance where it would be safe (or even permitted, if we are still under current emergency orders) to hold an event with 200+ members from all across the state.

Primary election date moved, school closures extended

Update: 4-1-20

Gov. Jim Justice has delayed West Virginia’s Primary Election until June 9, past the anticipated peak of the coronavirus outbreak.

The governor also extended the closure of state K-12 schools until the end of April.

Both moves put West Virginia in line with federal social distancing guidelines that last until April 30. The most recent goal was April 20.

 

New Benefit for AFT Members

Trauma Coverage for AFT members

AFT members work hard—now more than ever—to educate, heal, help and serve our communities. Sometimes our own stress is compounded by a personal or workplace trauma; still, we struggle to be fully present for others. Now the AFT is offering a new, free benefit—Trauma Coverage—to provide help and healing for our members, whenever needed, wherever a member may be.

2020 Primary Endorsements

The AFT-WV Committee on Political Education met on Friday, March 27th via video teleconference to determine the union's endorsements for the 2020 primary election. 

The endorsements were determined by several factors including candidate survey responses and voting record (if applicable.)  Additionally, one endorsement for a Supreme Court seat was later rescinded.