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Primary Election Scorecard

I’m so proud of our WV teachers and service personnel! Last night, we saw the continued results of increased political activism of education employees and the labor movement. We had some amazing victories, including electing a fellow teacher who defeated Senate President Mitch Carmichael. AFT-WV’s endorsed candidates won in 87%  of their primary races. Now we must all come together and work to ensure the candidates who support working families are elected in November. Together, we can create a better future for our profession and our children! - Fred Albert, AFT-WV President

Guidance Document: “Plan to Safely Reopen America’s Schools and Communities”

People across the United States are eager to return to some semblance of “normal.” To do so, we must meet a herculean challenge: remaking our society and the places in our lives we hold dear—public schools and colleges, places of worship, workplaces, restaurants and more—in ways that hold paramount our ultimate priorities: the safety and well-being of our children, families and communities; the safety of our members and every frontline worker; and the health of our economy and economic well-being of working families.

Important message regarding reporting requirements

AFT-WV has become aware of some county school systems attempting to require employees to report daily to the buildings, when these same employees have not been required to do so during this crisis.  The guidance from the WVDE has not changed, and the Governor’s stay-at-home order has not been lifted.  Educators are still directed to work from home and provide instruction remotely to students.

AFT-WV rescinds endorsement

Today, AFT-WV took action to rescind the endorsement of John Hutchinson for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Division 3 seat.  This decision was in response to Justice Hutchinson's recent decision to choose the special interests of corporations and union busters over WV working families and union labor 

Sign up for AFT Telephone Town Halls and more!

AFT has been conducting Telephone Town Halls every Tuesday during the COVID-19 crisis, featuring topics that our members may find informative. If you would like to sign up to recieve the "opt-in" call for each Tuesday, Town Hall, 

AFT-WV Survey Results

AFT-WV President Fred Albert appeared on Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval this morning.

Among the topics discussed: the results of quick (and def not scientific!) online survey by AFT-WV, conducted just to gauge the feelings of members about how the 2019-20 school year school be concluded.


Update: AFT-WV Summer School

We regret to announce the 2020 AFT-WV Summer School has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. While we are saddened to cancel our signature event, the health and safety of our members is our top priority. While no one knows what the next days or weeks will hold for us, we cannot imagine a circumstance where it would be safe (or even permitted, if we are still under current emergency orders) to hold an event with 200+ members from all across the state.