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Twenty-two AFT-WV activists joined educators from across the country at the American Federation of Teachers TEACH conference in July to participate in cutting edge professional development and discuss challenges and solutions in education. Held in Washington, DC, the event focused on how teachers are creating, innovating and finding new ways to help kids succeed and encouraged teachers to seize opportunities to strengthen their profession.
On April 2, 2016, the American Federation of Teachers Committee on Political Education (AFT-WV COPE) met to considere the 2016 WV Primary Election.
In a case that could have statewide implications, WV Administrative Law Judge Brenda Gould sided with AFT-WV's assertion that an employee dress code enacted in 2013 by the Lewis County Board of Education is unconstitutional. Click here to read more about this case.
As it gathers momentum, the movement to organize graduate assistants could well overturn old policies barring private college and university graduate workers from unionizing, and pave the way for guaranteed workers' rights in the future.
In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the need for our country to return to the kind of thoughtful yet passionate discourse and engagement in civic life that's been far too rare lately.
The Constitution is crystal clear about what to do when there's a Supreme Court vacancy: The president of the United States nominates a candidate for the bench, and the Senate provides advice and consent, AFT President Randi Weingarten says, urging the Senate to do its job.