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  • American Federation of Teachers Supports Liz Shuler as Next AFL-CIO President

    American Federation of Teachers Supports Liz Shuler as Next AFL-CIO President | site |



    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release dated: August 16, 2021) Washington - - American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the follow statement: “Liz Shuler offers both strength and stability to our movement. As the largest member of the federation, the AFT is proud to support Liz to fulfill the remainder of Richard Trumka’s term as AFL-CIO president. “The labor movement sits at the center of nearly every policy and action that affects the lives of the American people: their jobs, their safety, their families and their voice in our communities and our democracy. Liz has demonstrated that she understands that impact and will fight for a better life for workers and their families. She thinks big but never misses a detail, she builds consensus, and she leads with great kindness a...
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  • AFT says Nurses, Unions, Allies Urge CDC to Acknowledge Covid-19 Aerosol Transmission to Help Bring Virus Under Control

    American Federation of Teachers says Nurses, Unions, Allies Urge CDC to Acknowledge Covid-19 Aerosol Transmission to Help Bring Virus Under Control | site |




    AFT says "National Nurses United (NNU) and 44 allied unions and organizations, representing over 13 million members and their communities, are joining in coalition to urge the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update its Covid-19 guidance to fully reflect the latest scientific evidence regarding SARS-CoV-2 transmission through aerosols that infected people emit when they breathe, speak, cough, sneeze, or sing."


    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release dated: February 23, 2021)

    Today, the undersigned unions and organizations delivered a petition with over 10,000 signatures, including scientific experts, urging the CDC to fully recognize Covid-19 aerosol transmission now. The Biden administration has made a
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  • AFT and AAUP Launch New Deal Campaign for Higher Education

    AFT and AAUP Launch New Deal Campaign for Higher Education

    American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors launch New Deal Campaign for Higher Education | site |



    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release dated: February 10, 2021)

    Washington - - The American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors launched a joint national campaign Wednesday, “A New Deal for Higher Education,” calling for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and massive federal investment in colleges and universities.

    Activists joined AFT President Randi Weingarten, AAUP President Irene Mulvey, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and the Roosevelt Institute’s Suzanne Kahn to lay out a vision of higher education as a public good and discuss a reimagined federal role for the sector under the Biden-Harris administration.

    The campaign’s website details how the
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  • AFT’s Weingarten on President Biden’s Executive Order on Safely Reopening Schools

    American Federation of Teachers' Weingarten on President Biden’s Executive Order on Safely Reopening Schools | site |



    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release dated: January 21, 2021)

    Washington - - American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement as President Joe Biden prepared to sign an executive order to formulate a national strategy to safely reopen schools in the first 100 days of his administration: “Finally, we have a president who is committed to doing what educators, parents and students have yearned for since the first weeks of the pandemic—a real national plan to crush COVID that follows the science and secures the resources to make in-school learning safe. “All too often in this crisis, educators’ concerns were dismissed or derided to downplay or minimize the virus. We are already seeing the opposite with the Biden administration: They re...
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  • AFT, AFSCME, WSNA, and UNAC/UHCP Sue Trump Admin for allegedly Shelving Standard

    AFT, AFSCME, WSNA, and UNAC/UHCP Sue Trump Admin for allegedly Shelving Standard That Would Protect America’s Healthcare Workers From Exposure to Infectious Diseases | site |



    Unions Representing 500k+ Nurses, Health Professionals Demand Trump’s OSHA Stop Unconscionable Delay and Issue Workplace Protections Against COVID-19, Influenza, Ebola, and More

    Unions say Trump’s OSHA Neglects Responsibilities as Flu Season Looms and COVID-19 Rages, Infecting 190k+ and Killing 750+ Healthcare Workers




    (October 29, 2020) - - On October 29, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers published the following information:

    San Francisco, CA — Today, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), and the United Nurses Association of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) sued Labor Secretary
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  • American Federation of Teachers President Weingarten comments on Latest NAEP Report Card

    American Federation of Teachers President Weingarten comments on Latest NAEP Report Card| site |


    (October 28, 2020) - - Today, October 28, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement in response to the National Assessment of Educational Progress Report Card. The Nation’s Report Card shows that average scores for 12th-grade students declined in reading and has stayed the same for math since 2015, with scores dropping for struggling students in both subjects: “What we see in this data snapshot, while disappointing, is not surprising: Our students—particularly in Black, brown and low-income communities—are still bearing the brunt of two decades of austerity, competition and test-based fixation that have failed to prioritize the needs of students, including the 90 percent of kids who attend public schools. Ou
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  • AFT President Randi Weingarten Reacts to Final Presidential Debate, Congratulates Joe Biden

    American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten Reacts to Final Presidential Debate, Congratulates Joe Biden | site |



    (October 22, 2020) - - In a press release dated October 22, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published the following:




    AFT President Randi Weingarten Reacts to Final Presidential Debate, Congratulates Joe Biden



    WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement after the final presidential debate of the 2020 election: “Tonight, Joe Biden reminded voters exactly why we want him in office: his decency, his understanding of the lived experiences of regular people, and his ability to speak to the heart of the shared values we so often fail to see in politics. Biden is fighting for the families of our country—he spent his time on stage tonight talking about what real people need, while President Trump talke...
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  • AFT says New Poll Shows America’s Parents, Teachers Want ‘Safety First’ on School Reopenings

    American Federation of Teachers says New Poll Shows America’s Parents, Teachers Want ‘Safety First’ on School Reopenings | site |



    AFT says: Trump and DeVos’ Ruinous Agenda Rejected, Comfort with Return to Brick-and-Mortar Schools Significantly Higher when Protections, Funding in Place


    (September 15, 2020) - - Today, September 15, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON—The nation’s teachers and parents are seeing through the Trump administration’s chaos and disinformation over reopening schools this fall, new polling shows. And while supermajorities of the poll’s respondents fear they or their child will be infected with the virus, they are united behind the need to secure safety measures and the resources to pay for them, so students can return to in-person learning. Sixty-eight percent of parents—including 82 percent of Black parents—and 77 percent of teachers sa
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    American Federation of Teachers Supports Liz Shuler as Next AFL-CIO President
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    American Federation of Teachers Supports Liz Shuler as Next AFL-CIO President | site |



    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release dated: August 16, 2021) Washington - - American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the follow statement: “Liz Shuler offers both strength and stability to our movement. As the largest member of the federation, the AFT is proud to support Liz to fulfill the remainder of Richard Trumka’s term as AFL-CIO president. “The labor movement sits at the center of nearly every policy and action that affects the lives of the American people: their jobs, their safety, their families and their voice in our communities and our democracy. Liz has demonstrated that she understands that impact and will fight for a better life for workers and their families. She thinks big but never misses a detail, she builds consensus, and she leads with great kindness a...
    09-08-2021, 03:45 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    AFT says Nurses, Unions, Allies Urge CDC to Acknowledge Covid-19 Aerosol Transmission to Help Bring Virus Under Control
    by Staff Reporter 1
    American Federation of Teachers says Nurses, Unions, Allies Urge CDC to Acknowledge Covid-19 Aerosol Transmission to Help Bring Virus Under Control | site |




    AFT says "National Nurses United (NNU) and 44 allied unions and organizations, representing over 13 million members and their communities, are joining in coalition to urge the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update its Covid-19 guidance to fully reflect the latest scientific evidence regarding SARS-CoV-2 transmission through aerosols that infected people emit when they breathe, speak, cough, sneeze, or sing."


    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release dated: February 23, 2021)

    Today, the undersigned unions and organizations delivered a petition with over 10,000 signatures, including scientific experts, urging the CDC to fully recognize Covid-19 aerosol transmission now. The Biden administration has made a
    ...
    03-03-2021, 03:52 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    AFT and AAUP Launch New Deal Campaign for Higher Education
    by Staff Reporter 1
    American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors launch New Deal Campaign for Higher Education | site |



    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release dated: February 10, 2021)

    Washington - - The American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors launched a joint national campaign Wednesday, “A New Deal for Higher Education,” calling for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and massive federal investment in colleges and universities.

    Activists joined AFT President Randi Weingarten, AAUP President Irene Mulvey, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and the Roosevelt Institute’s Suzanne Kahn to lay out a vision of higher education as a public good and discuss a reimagined federal role for the sector under the Biden-Harris administration.

    The campaign’s website details how the
    ...
    02-11-2021, 06:52 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    AFT’s Weingarten on President Biden’s Executive Order on Safely Reopening Schools
    by Staff Reporter 1
    American Federation of Teachers' Weingarten on President Biden’s Executive Order on Safely Reopening Schools | site |



    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release dated: January 21, 2021)

    Washington - - American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement as President Joe Biden prepared to sign an executive order to formulate a national strategy to safely reopen schools in the first 100 days of his administration: “Finally, we have a president who is committed to doing what educators, parents and students have yearned for since the first weeks of the pandemic—a real national plan to crush COVID that follows the science and secures the resources to make in-school learning safe. “All too often in this crisis, educators’ concerns were dismissed or derided to downplay or minimize the virus. We are already seeing the opposite with the Biden administration: They re...
    01-23-2021, 07:01 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    AFT, AFSCME, WSNA, and UNAC/UHCP Sue Trump Admin for allegedly Shelving Standard
    by Staff Reporter 1
    AFT, AFSCME, WSNA, and UNAC/UHCP Sue Trump Admin for allegedly Shelving Standard That Would Protect America’s Healthcare Workers From Exposure to Infectious Diseases | site |



    Unions Representing 500k+ Nurses, Health Professionals Demand Trump’s OSHA Stop Unconscionable Delay and Issue Workplace Protections Against COVID-19, Influenza, Ebola, and More

    Unions say Trump’s OSHA Neglects Responsibilities as Flu Season Looms and COVID-19 Rages, Infecting 190k+ and Killing 750+ Healthcare Workers




    (October 29, 2020) - - On October 29, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers published the following information:

    San Francisco, CA — Today, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), and the United Nurses Association of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) sued Labor Secretary
    ...
    11-06-2020, 09:51 AM

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