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AFT-WV will conduct its annual Legislative Summit on September 8-9, 2023 at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in Huntington, WV. 

Members from across the state will come together to discuss and determine the legislative priorities of AFT-WV. 

The priorities of the group will be presented to and voted upon by delegates during the 2023 AFT-WV Constitutional Convention.

The event begins with a reception at 7 PM on Friday, September 8th. The meeting will begin at 8:30 AM on Saturday, September 9th, and should conclude before noon. 

Local unions will be responsible for the cost of attendee lodging


New AFT-WV members: Join for $1 a month until September! 

Existing members: Recruit new members and earn a chance to win $2500! 

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Randi Weingarten at a Massachusetts high school

Summer is upon us, and parents, children and teachers are winding down from what has been an exhausting and fully operational school year—the first since the devastating pandemic. The long-lasting impact of COVID-19 has affected our students’ and families’ well-being and ignited the politics surrounding public schools. All signs point to the coming school year unfolding with the same sound and fury, and if extremist culture warriors have their way, being even more divisive and stressful.


What unions do


In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest New York Times  column, she describes what it is exactly that unions do. Though unions are the most popular they have been in decades, anti-union sentiment still thrives in red states and across the nation. “Several years ago, The Atlantic ran a story whose headline made even me, a labor leader, scratch my head: ‘Union Membership: Very Sexy,’” Weingarten writes in the column. “The gist was that higher wages, health benefits and job security—all associated with union membership—boost one’s chances of getting married. Belonging to a union doesn’t actually guarantee happily ever after, but it does help working people have a better life in the here and now.” Click through to read the full column.

Check out the third flyer in a series of informational pieces about the some of the rights contained within 18 & 18A of WV Code and why they are so important to education employees. Click here to learn about the hiring criteria provisons of WV Code 18 & 18A.