Want to learn how to build a more powerful local union and become a more effective union activist? Take advantage of the special AFT Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) training opportunity in St. Louis on April 5-6. The day-and-a-half-long event includes courses such as Managing with Labor’s Values; Training Worksite Leaders; Union-Management Partnerships; Being the Public Face of Your Union; The Common Core: What, When, Where and How; Engaging Our Members through Activism and Better Communications; and Researching Your Employer’s World and How to Use the Information for Good. For more information contact the AFT’s Union Leadership Institute at 202-879-4497.
The National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education brought together thousands of educators, parents, students and community members who attended more than 100 events around the country, despite challenging weather conditions in many locations.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the necessity of making early childhood education a priority in this country.
In a historic decision on May 29, the Missouri Supreme Court gave public employees, including teachers, the right to bargain collectively with employers.
The ruling supports Article 1, Section 29 in the Missouri Constitution, which provides “That employees shall have the right to organize and bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing.”