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I Am My Union

In her annual Labor Day message, AFT President Randi Weingarten asks us all to consider the attacks unions face today and what they mean for all American working families. And she calls 1.5 million teachers, paraprofessionals and schools personnel, higher education faculty and staff, public employees, nurses and healthcare professionals to stand up and declare "I Am My Union:"
 

Helping Children Thrive

Our national union last fall began seeking input from member teachers, school nurses, paraprofessionals and support personnel across the country for a major child health priorities initiative. The results have been compiled in a new report, Helping Children Thrive, that demonstrates the importance of student health, safety and well-being explicit in educators' shared values.
 
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Comments on Release of Smarter Balanced Test Scores

Jan Hochadel, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks in response to students' Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) standardized test scores released today by the state Department of Education (SDE):
 

Report: 'The Union Advantage for Women'

AFT has joined a coalition to raise public awareness of union-led reforms that are particularly important in the lives of working women. Many, such as paid sick leave and paid family leave policies, are highlighted in a report, The Union Advantage for Women, released yesterday by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR).
 
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