New faces at AFT-WV

AFT-WV begins the year with two new additions to the AFT-WV staff. Welcome Rob and Josh, the newest members of our team!

 

Public Hearing Alert: HB 4011

A public hearing on HB 4011 has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 9, 2022 from 9:00 -10:00 AM in the House chamber of the WV Capitol. Speaker registration begins at 8:30 AM.

AFT, First Book give out free books to 750 students in Marion County

AFT-WV, AFT, and First Book Host Book Giveaway for 750 students 

"We’re just excited for the kids. It’s their book, we tell them to put their name in it and obviously we are very, very passionate about reading and we feel that students, the bottom line is they learn to read by reading, ….Let’s face it, sometimes socioeconomic issues prevent children from owning books. So this is a small gesture from our national [office] to hopefully get a book in a kid’s hands,” Caputo said.

Action Alert

**Action Alert** (March 9, 2022)

Calls and emails needed!

Contact members of the House and ask them to oppose these bills:

SB 498 -This bill, deceptively named the Anti-Racism Act, is a last ditch effort to pass a reboot of HB 4011, the Anti-Stereotyping Act, which did not advance from committee. The bill, while slightly less egregious than the House version, still could potentially hamstring educators from teaching accurate, unbiased history. Additionally, the complaint process lacks due process protections for educators.