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Description automatically generatedAFT-WV Primary Election Endorsements

The AFT-WV Committee on Political Education has made the recommendations below for the 2024 primary election. Please note that there are no endorsed candidates for many districts or races. Also, some races or districts have an endorsed candidate, in addition to a candidate that the committee also voted to oppose based on their voting record.

Please remember that photo ID is required for 1st-time voters by WV law and cell phones are not permitted in the polling area, so be sure to take your endorsement list with you to vote for candidates who will support

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2024 AFT-WV Summer School Information 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE -CLOSED


June 24-28, 2024

AFT-WV is excited to announce our 27th annual weeklong educational summer program, scheduled for June 24-28, 2024 at Camp Dawson in Kingwood, WV.  

This program is offered through the joint efforts of AFT-West Virginia, the Union Leadership Institute of the American Federation of  Teachers, and West Virginia State University. The program is offered in the belief that training for union activists is essential to the development of a strong, pro-active union, and that active union members complement both

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On February 28, 2024, AFT-WV and WVEA released a joint statement regarding the future of both organizations.

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"Our hearts are heavy to learn of the tragic accident that took the life of our long-time member Ryan Lantz this morning at Liberty High School.  Ryan was a beloved teacher and coach who gave so much back to the community in which he grew up. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and the entire Liberty High community during this difficult time."  --- AFT-WV President Fred Albert 


https://wvmetronews.com/2024/02/20/pedestrian-struck-in-parking-lot-of-liberty-harrison-high-school/

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SPECIAL CONVENTION CALL

February 24, 2024

To be conducted via Zoom

Registration deadline: February 15, 2024

            TO:  ALL AFT-WV MEMBERS

 

            Fraternal Greetings:

 

            In compliance with Article VI of the AFT-WV Constitution, the Executive Board officially issues this call for a Special Convention, scheduled to convene as follows:

 

            Dates:              February 24, 2024   (Saturday)

            Time:               10:00 AM

 

A Special Convention will be held virtually via Zoom. The purpose of the meeting will be to vote for consideration of

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AFT-WV President Responds to State of the State Address

Charleston - AFT-West Virginia President Fred Albert responded to Governor Jim Justice’s State of the State address:

While we are glad the Governor proposed a 5% pay increase for all education and state employees, we would like to see a larger increase so employees can truly realize a raise after the PEIA increases are taken into account.: Last year’s raise was also eaten up by huge PEIA increases, so unfortunately, our state isn’t truly moving the needle on attracting and retaining certified educators.

The 5% increases passed over

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AFT-West Virginia is offering an online course to our members for the spring semester.  

The course qualifies for certification renewal through WVDE.  


You must be an AFT member in good standing to participate in the course.  

Registration deadline: Feb. 2, 2024. 

Strategies for Student Success- Part 2
Dates: Feb. 12- March 23, 2024 (Classes meet once weekly, Thursday nights, via Zoom)


Instructor: Randy Halsey
Course description:      Recognizing the importance of utilizing research-based, proven practices in schools and classrooms, this course contains modules to assist with

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Senator Grady is right on the mark with this issue. Student discipline is one of the biggest issues facing our schools.

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