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AFT Demands Infrastructure Investment, Safe Schools

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is proud to stand with unions across the Commonwealth to demand an end to Toxic Schools. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten published the following AFT Voices editorial in support of PA’s #FundOurFacilities Coalition: “Every day I go to school, I feel like I’m in a prison or a junkyard,” wrote one fourth-grader. Read More

Coalition: Facilities Crisis Needs Urgent Attention

This statement was released by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Local 3 on January 8, 2020.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is proud to support them as partners in the Fund Our Facilities Coalition. A coalition gathered at a shuttered Philadelphia school to urge the Governor to prioritize facilities funding in this year’s budget address. Read More

Labor’s Fund Our Facilities Coalition Applauds Progress on Lead in Schools

Our brothers and sisters of PFT Local 3, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, and the Philadelphia Council, AFLCIO are part of Fund Our Facilities, a coalition of union leaders, local and state legislators, and community partners focused on “securing funding for improvements to school buildings”.  This week the coalition secured a win to reduce lead exposure in Philadelphia schools. Read More