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Opportunity for Students- Lemonade Day

Vision Shared has spoken about Lemonade Day at several AFT-WV events. It's a great opportunity for students to engage in entreprenueral activities, and we are sharing the information to reach as many teachers as possible. Below is the letter from the program director, with links to a flyer and registration information,about this year's program.

Good afternoon,

New Jersey AFT sends heartfelt thanks to WV

You made a difference! The president of the New Jersey Federation of Teachers expressed her gratitude for AFT-WV's Hoodies for Hope project. Read her letter here.

Union Reacts to Manchin's Decision on DeVos

Statement from AFT-WV President Christine Campbell on Senator Joe Manchin’s decision to reject Betsy DeVos’ confirmation:

“Teachers and service personnel across West Virginia are grateful that Senator Manchin understands the educational needs of rural children and recognizes that Betsy DeVos does not. We thank Senator Manchin for listening to his constituents regarding their grave concerns about the direction DeVos would take America’s schools."

Trump's budget takes a meat cleaver to public education

The 2018 budget proposal "takes a meat cleaver to public education" and ignores promised investments in the types of skills, training and other vital family supports that Trump rode to the White House in 2016, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.

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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Missed the hearings? Click the link below to view information about the proposed cuts.