Students at Arcadia University speak about why they support their adjunct faculty, who in many cases teach the majority of their classes. If you haven't already, please add your name to the vote yes pledge: http://bit.ly/2ngZYb4More
Pushed to the wall after 18 months of bargaining for a first contract, 1,100 faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago went on strike Feb. 18 and 19. It was the first strike in recent memory at a research institution and, as such, generated a lot of media attention both in Chicago and across the nation.
AFT President Randi Weingarten and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke at the Washington, D.C., launch of "Higher Ed, Not Debt," a new multiyear campaign advocating for affordable access to higher education for all, without the burden of debt or financial hardship.
In a message to members following the June 10 court decision inVergara v. California, AFT President Randi Weingarten and California Federation of Teachers President Joshua Pechthalt discuss the ramifications of the ruling and what the AFT is doing to fight back. They also are urging AFT members to sign a thank you card to California teachers to let them know you honor their commitment and courage.
The AFT has announced its 2014 AFT Everyday Heroes after a nationwide nomination and voting process. Nine extraordinary union members will be honored at the AFT's national convention in Los Angeles this July.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten discusses "the real retirement crisis": the fact that most Americans lack the essential elements of a secure retirement.
The AFT, in partnership with the Albert Shanker Institute and the AFT Innovation Fund, is accepting applications for the second annual $25,000 Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism, which honors the most innovative, inspiring examples of collaborative work by our state and local affiliates.