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Omnibus 2.0 Update

On Monday, the Senate passed SB 1039, titled the “Student Success Act” but more commonly known as Omnibus 2.0. The omnibus bill, similar to its predecessor SB 451 that was defeated earlier this year, contains a wide variety of helpful and harmful provisions for public schools.

Major provisions of Omnibus 2.0 include:

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Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten and AFT-West Virginia President Fred Albert on the Defeat of Key Provisions in W.Va. Omnibus Education Bill

JOB POSTING

JOB POSTING

 

POSITION:  STAFF REPRESENTATIVE / AFT-WV PEG PROJECT

 

Posting Date:  August 1, 2019

 

Salary:  Competitive with benefits

 

Benefits:

 

  • Paid Vacation
  • Travel Expenses
  • Sick Leave
  • Retirement
  • Dental/Vision/Medical/Life Insurance

 

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WVDE Listening Tours

The WVBE plans to continue the work of the West Virginia’s Education Voice tour that the WVDE held last spring and host six additional meetings during the month of October. The purpose of this continued outreach effort is to provide an opportunity for members of the public to inform the work, processes and policies of the WVBE that support high-quality learning. The meetings will consist of discussions facilitated by WVDE staff and external stakeholders.

PEIA Public Hearings

PEIA Finance Board Public Hearings Scheduled for November

The PEIA Finance Board wants your input! Proposals for Plan Year 2021 (Benefits from 7/1/20 – 6/30/21) are being finalized now.

AFT members dive into candidate endorsement process

As the presidential elections inch closer and the field of candidates gets more and more competitive, AFT members are engaging, parsing campaign platforms, asking questions of the candidates, and voicing their priorities as educators, healthcare practitioners and public employees. Thus far, the AFT has hosted eight AFT Votes town halls in eight different locations across the country, giving members the opportunity to meet candidates in person and hear about their stands on education, working families, healthcare and other top-line issues. Also part of the AFT’s robust endorsement process: surveys, debate parties and lots of information on AFTVotes.org.

Leave Accrual Options for Employees

With the Governor proposing to reinstate options for accrued sick leave, AFT-WV put together an outline of current protocol, based on the employees hire date. The different options can be confusing and we wanted to provide some information to hopefully clarify the current law.