AFT-West Virginia is proud to inform our members that the Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher (ECCAT) system has been drastically altered based upon the union's discussion and consultation with the WV Department of Education.
Concern, frustration and outright dismay colored many of the exchanges between Democratic members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Betsy DeVos, the Michigan education lobbyist nominated by Donald Trump for education secretary, at her confirmation hearing.
In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.
Disaster Relief Grants for AFT-WV Members:
As part of the Union Plus assistance programs designed to assist union members, the Disaster Relief Grant is able to help those who are facing financial hardship due to a natural disaster. The money does not have to be repaid.
To be considered for a Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant, the union member must:
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In a decision that could reshape working and learning conditions for thousands of college workers and their students, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that graduate assistants have the right to unionize, even at private colleges.
The AFT weighed in on proposed federal regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act this month, highlighting areas where the Department of Education must rework its draft in order to give schools a real shot at moving away from the current burdens of test-and-punish reform.
PEIA, the Public Employees Insurance Agency, provides health insurance for our state’s public employees and insures over 210,000 West Virginians.
AFT members jumped into action after the devastating June floods and helped their fellow West Virginians in several ways.
AFT-Marion County members collected cleaning supplies, clothing and other needed items and traveled to Clendenin, WV to deliver to families affected by the flood.
The AFT, the Florida Education Association, the National Education Association, the Service Employees International Union, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees are working together to provide support and resources to the Orlando community in the wake of June 12's horrific shooting.