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Locals, activists honored at 2022 Convention

Congratulations to the following AFT locals and members who were presented with awards during the 2022 AFT-WV Convention: 

Membership Growth Awards 
Net Re Growth Awards:
2nd place-- Nicholas County Federation of Teachers 

1st Place Net Re-Growth-- AFT-Monongalia Co.    







Percentage  Re Growth Awards:
2nd place-- AFT- McDowell   

Voting for democracy and a better life

In the leadup to the midterm elections, pundits predicted a red wave, even a tsunami, based on polls, historical precedent, and steep gas and grocery prices. But I had my doubts. I spent the weeks before the elections talking to voters and traveling on the AFT Votes bus, rolling through a dozen states with more than 50 stops. In a year when kitchen table issues, democracy and our freedoms were on the ballot, many people told me that the elections came down to a choice between, on the one side, election deniers and extremists stoking fear, and on the other, problem-solvers working to help the country move forward. Many races were close, but Americans turned the tide from a red wave to a swell of support for progress and problem-solvers. Read the full column here.

Winners Announced! 2022 AFT-WV Student Artist Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 AFT-WV Student Artist Contest!

High School:

1st- Jamie Wilcoxen, Parkersburg South High School/ Wood County (Teacher: Abbie Burge)

Honorable Mention- Michael Murphy, Morgantown High School/ Monongalia County (Teacher: Sam Brunett)

Middle School:

1st- Lucille Dahle, Suncrest Middle/Monongalia County (Teacher: Larry Bright)

Honorable Mention: Athena Cheng, Suncrest Middle/Monongalia County (Teacher: Larry Bright)

Elementary School: