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AFT has been conducting Telephone Town Halls every Tuesday during the COVID-19 crisis, featuring topics that our members may find informative. If you would like to sign up to recieve the "opt-in" call for each Tuesday, Town Hall,  complete this form.

Additionally, you will receive text or email alerts with any important information as it becomes available. 


AFT-WV President Fred Albert appeared on Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval this morning.

Among the topics discussed: the results of quick (and def not scientific!) online survey by AFT-WV, conducted just to gauge the feelings of members about how the 2019-20 school year school be concluded.

If you missed the broadcast, you view the results below.


We regret to announce the 2020 AFT-WV Summer School has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. While we are saddened to cancel our signature event, the health and safety of our members is our top priority. While no one knows what the next days or weeks will hold for us, we cannot imagine a circumstance where it would be safe (or even permitted, if we are still under current emergency orders) to hold an event with 200+ members from all across the state.

This was a difficult decision; however, we felt it was important to decide sooner rather than later. This will allow as much time as


Update: 4-1-20

Gov. Jim Justice has delayed West Virginia’s Primary Election until June 9, past the anticipated peak of the coronavirus outbreak.

The governor also extended the closure of state K-12 schools until the end of April.

Both moves put West Virginia in line with federal social distancing guidelines that last until April 30. The most recent goal was April 20.


Spring Membership Incentive!

Our annual spring membership incentive for teachers and service personnel is back! Join now and pay no dues until next school year! (Must be a new member, full time employee, payroll deduction only). Click here to complete a membership application.


The AFT-WV Committee on Political Education met on Friday, March 27th via video teleconference to determine the union's endorsements for the 2020 primary election. 

The endorsements were determined by several factors including candidate survey responses and voting record (if applicable.)  Additionally, one endorsement for a Supreme Court seat was later rescinded. 

Click here to view the 2020 Primary Election Endorsements from AFT-WV. 

New info from WVDE on feeding programs:
As per the message below from Michelle Blatt, Asst. Superintendent of WV Schools, counties will be transitioning their feeding programs for children to multi-day food packs. The WVDE is asking that any school employee (who is healthy and not in an at-risk health or age demographic) interested in volunteering, please contact their county board office or principal/supervisor.
"As our counties transition over the next couple weeks to multi-day meal packs, this greatly reduces the number of staff and volunteers needed to provide food for our students. The
The WVDE released the information below today: 
Note:  These responses from the WVDE are based on the COVID-19 health emergency status as of today’s date and are subject to change as this health emergency evolves.  This guidance is general in nature and exceptions may be appropriate based on each county’s unique circumstances.   
Q1. How should county boards handle paying their spring sport coaches given shortened/canceled seasons?   
A1.  Spring sports and practices were underway prior to the health emergency closure of schools. Even if the

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the WV Secretary of State has extended absentee ballot voting to include anyone who is concerned that voting in person during the May 12 primary could affect their health.

The process is fairly simple and another way we can help flatten the curve in our state to protect the health of ourselves and fellow citizens and also reduce the burden on our health care system and its workers.


To request an absentee ballot, simply print and complete the application at the link below:

Under section 4 on the