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Take Action: Join AFT Pennsylvania In the Fight to Protect Education

The following is from AFT-Pennsylvania. On Monday, the PA House and Senate will return from the Memorial Day recess to pass a state budget, which is due by midnight, June 30. They’ll be in session all month. Budget bills and other legislation will move quickly, and AFT Pennsylvania will keep you up to date on bills that affect our schools and members. Read More

Adjunct Faculty At CCAC Vote Overwhelmingly For Union Representation

Today, the adjunct faculty of the Community College of Allegheny County voted overwhelmingly to join the American Federation of Teachers.  The CCAC faculty, composed of over 800 members, voted 394-64, or 86 percent, in favor of unionizing with the AFT.  Luke Niebler, adjunct professor in the English department of the CCAC, called the action a show of great organization and support that symbolizes the power that the faculty has to make a change.   Read More

State House Passes Anti-Teacher Bill Instead Of Working On Budget

Every public opinion poll going back several years reveals that the number one priority for Pennsylvania voters is education.  An historic election last year saw Governor Corbett unseated – the only incumbent Republican governor in the nation to lose re-election – largely because the voters were demanding a new approach to education. Read More