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AFT-WV raise funds, deliver supplies to assist with flood relief efforts

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 3500 union workers protest attacks on working families at the Capitol

AFT-WV members joined over 3500 union members from across the state to protest the WV legislative leadership’s attack on working families.

Chants of “Right to Work is Wrong” and “Fix and Fund PEIA” echoed throughout the Capitol halls before the Governor’s State of the State address on Wednesday night.

Fix & Fund PEIA: Sign the Petition NOW!

Last year, public employees and retirees saw nearly $42 million in PEIA benefit cuts for the 2015-16 plan year. While those cuts caused hardships on West Virginia's hard working families, the future is much worse.

Without immediate action by Senate President Bill Cole, House Speaker Tim Armstead, and members of the legislature, PEIA will be forced to make draconian cuts eliminating $120 million in active and retiree benefits. The West Virginia Legislature must stop the assault on West Virginia's working families.

Teacher Evaluation Policy- Update

The state board of education voted on October 15th to postpone the use of the state summative assessment data in conjunction with the fifteen percent (15%) component for the teacher’s evaluation in the tested grades and subjects.  For the 2015-2016 school year, all teachers will write two (2) student learning goals. 

AFT-Marion hosts classroom resource giveaway

AFT-Marion County's first ever FREE Teacher Resource Giveaway was a HUGE success!

The event, held August 8th, allowed teachers and parents to take advantage of a large collection of teaching materials donated by retired and current teachers.

Many 1st year teachers, home school parents and grandparents left with many resources to help children learn!

Local AFT meet & greet events successful across the state

    

    AFT locals are hosting Holiday/Legislative Meet & Greet events across the state this winter. These events are a fantastic opportunity for AFT members to meet legislators and discuss education in a relaxed, social atmosphere. It's also a chance to enjoy great fellowship with AFT members from other counties.

AFT-Hampshire persuades BOE to table dress code policy

Recently the Hampshire County Board of Education considered resurrecting the dress code policy proposals that AFT had fought back several times.

After much discussion on the issue with AFT-Hampshire leaders,  the  Hampshire County Board of  Education decided to table a proposed dress code policy for school employees. The Board of Education decided at the Dec. 1 meeting to delay any action on a new policy until  an administrative law judge  issues a decision on a pending Lewis County grievance regarding teacher dress codes.