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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

Important Judicial Decision Upholds The Rights Of School Teachers And Employees

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Rules That School Reform Commission (SRC) Cannot Cancel Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) Contract In a significant judicial victory for organized labor, the Commonwealth Court, on Thursday, January 23, affirmed a lower court ruling which had rejected the unilateral cancellation of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ collective bargaining agreement by the School Reform Commission. Read More