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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.

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.

Primary election date moved, school closures extended

Update: 4-1-20

Gov. Jim Justice has delayed West Virginia’s Primary Election until June 9, past the anticipated peak of the coronavirus outbreak.

The governor also extended the closure of state K-12 schools until the end of April.

Both moves put West Virginia in line with federal social distancing guidelines that last until April 30. The most recent goal was April 20.

 

2020 Primary Endorsements

The AFT-WV Committee on Political Education met on Friday, March 27th via video teleconference to determine the union's endorsements for the 2020 primary election. 

The endorsements were determined by several factors including candidate survey responses and voting record (if applicable.)  Additionally, one endorsement for a Supreme Court seat was later rescinded.