Speaking out against PEIA cuts

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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Victory on ECCAT Issue

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.

Welcome to AFT-Public Employees

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.

Weingarten speaks on the future of public education

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.

Disaster Assistance Available for Union Members

Disaster Relief Grants for AFT-WV Members:

As part of the Union Plus assistance programs designed to assist union members, the Disaster Relief Grant is able to help those who are facing financial hardship due to a natural disaster. The money does not have to be repaid.

Eligibility

To be considered for a Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant, the union member must: