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On Labor Day, we honor all of our members

Our union is our members, and on this Labor Day weekend, I couldn't be prouder of the 1.6 million hardworking nurses, teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty and public employees who work day in and day out to teach our kids, keep our families healthy and improve our communities, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.

New local for Lewis County

AFT-Lewis was officically welcomed into the union during the AFT-WV 2014 Convention, held at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. After the presentation of the local banner and remarks by AFT and AFL-CIO leaders, new AFT-Lewis President Aaron Radcliff gave a fantastic speech before convention delegates.

Congrats to AFT-Lewis members on reaching this exciting milestone!

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!

Member activism keeps hundreds of PSRPs on the job

Faced with the threat of widespread layoffs of PSRPs, members of the Jefferson County AFT in Alabama responded by coming up with a plan that not only preserved the jobs of all the workers, but also laid the groundwork for well-earned raises.

Six steps to debt-free college

The number of debt-free college plans beginning to circulate can be confusing, but the core message is simple: Higher education should be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and without the cost of crippling debt.

Court decision threatens America's working families

The leaders of five major unions issued a statement expressing their disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, that challenges fees non-union members pay.

Sen. Warren charts bold path to college affordability

In an event at the AFT, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) reached beyond recent calls for student loan forgiveness and free community college to urge the nation not just toward lower or more manageable debt, but toward an entirely debt-free education.