AFT-WV Convention Call and Registration

ALL AFT-WV MEMBERS

Fraternal Greetings:

In compliance with Article VI of the AFT-WV Constitution, the Executive Board officially issues this call for the Federation’s Constitutional Convention, scheduled to convene as follows:

 

Date/ Time: Saturday, Nov. 14

$40.00 Delegate Registration Fee per delegate is waived this year
    
9:00AM - 3:00 PM Convention & Workshops
      
  

Convention & Election of Officers

AFT-WV Responds to Abandonment of School-Related COVID Case Reporting

CHARLESTON- The state’s largest education union responded to reports that school-related COVID cases are no longer being reported by state officials.

On September 4th, Governor Justice said “I want every single thing transparent at all times,” when he was still reporting cases at his tri-weekly briefings. Additionally, State Health Officer Dr. Ayne Amjad stated that same day that “we have announced the schools because we do think it’s a public health/safety concern, and parents, teachers and the public do need to know….and we will be doing that.”

‘Back to school’ like never before

In her September New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten says that going back to school has never looked like it does now. Weingarten explains that because of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has been chaotic, contradictory and inept, and the lack of federal guidance and funding, we’re seeing a patchwork of school reopening plans across the country.

AFT-WV Statement on Sept. 15, 2020

Today, Governor Justice unveiled additional changes to the WVDE color-coded school metric. While we agree that more testing is imperative in gaining a more accurate reflection of the infection rates in our communities, AFT-WV questions the effectiveness of a constantly changing metric for school attendance. Employees, parents, and students need a system they can trust and easily understand.

AFT-WV Statement on Governor's "5%" Remark

AFT-West Virginia would like to clarify the misleading and out of context remark made by Governor Justice in his press conference today about school reopening.  We have been working with officials at the WVDE on a consistent basis throughout this pandemic.  We have shared our re-entry guidance documents and safety checklists with the WVDE to help ensure we have input into the re-entry process.