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Graduate assistants at private universities can unionize

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.

ESSA regulations need improvement, AFT tells Ed Department

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.

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. 






National unions offer support for Orlando community

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.

Michigan Legislature lashes out at Detroit schools

The Michigan House of Representatives, ignoring fierce opposition from the Democratic minority, passed a dead-of-night financial aid package for Detroit Public Schools that had been twisted into a partisan screed against Detroit teachers and school employees.

AFT-WV delegates attend TEACH

Twenty-two AFT-WV activists joined educators from across the country at the American Federation of Teachers TEACH conference in July to participate in cutting edge professional development and discuss challenges and solutions in education. Held in Washington, DC, the event focused on how teachers are creating, innovating and finding new ways to help kids succeed and encouraged teachers to seize opportunities to strengthen their profession.

AFT-WV's Campbell visits locals across the state

AFT-WV President Christine Campbell is traveling across the state to welcome educators back to school and to encourage them to take an active role in their profession and their union.

Campbell has already traveled to Cabell, Wood, Fayette and Boone Counties for back to school meetings. She is scheduled to attend AFT-Kanawha's back to school event on August 20th and plans to visit as many locals as possible in the next few months.

Be on the lookout for Christine in your county soon!