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Why Should I Join AFT-WV?

In West Virginia, school employees do not have collective bargaining rights.  Your rights can change or be completely eliminated during a legislative session.  AFT-WV monitors policies and lobbies at the legislature on behalf of all school employees.  The number of members we have and member activism is what gives us strength, and the strength of our union is what gives us the power to protect your rights, and advocate for the profession and public education. 


Fred Albert elected as AFT-WV President

During the union’s Constitutional Convention held in Charleston, longtime AFT-Kanawha leader Fred Albert was elected president of AFT-West Virginia.

A 29-year veteran of the profession, Albert taught math at DuPont Middle School in Kanawha County before being elected president of the union.

Jefferson County AFT member assists in humanitarian efforts in Puerto Rico

Grant Prillaman, an AFT member and Spanish teacher at Washington High School in Jefferson County, traveled to Puerto Rico to volunteer in the ongoing recovery efforts of the island. 

More than a year after Hurricane Maria, there is still much to do. However, the AFT is helping provide resources for families, children and schools in numerous communities.

Prillaman traveled from West Virginia to Puerto Rico to work with Operation Agua, a partnership between Operation Blessing International and the AFT.

PEIA Finance Board Plan Proposal

Summary of PEIA Plan Proposal for FY 2020

(July 2019 – June 2020)

The PEIA Finance Board has released its Proposed Plan for the next fiscal year. Below is a synopsis of the plan. While plan changes appear minimal, AFT-WV is analyzing these proposals and will address any concerns at the public hearings.


AFT-WV MLK Day Events and Legislative Lobby Day


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events and

Legislative Lobby Day


Please join us Monday, January 21, 2019 as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and continue the activism of 55 Strong!

We have several activities planned for the day and we hope you can join us for them. Parking is available nearby the church at Laidley Field.

Take our survey on sick leave accrual!

During the State of the State address, Governor Jim Justice proposed changing current law to allow school employees to accrue sick leave with a value-added component.

AFT-WV Professional Issues Conference

The 2019 AFT-WV Professional Issues Conference will be held at The Blennerhassett Hotel, 320 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV on April 5-6, 2019. 

The theme is “Building Better…” and we will have breakouts and plenary sessions, including special guests, activities and presentations, centered around this theme.  We hope you can join us for this very special conference.   

A tentative agenda and registration link are below.  Space is limited, so please register early to secure your participation.