Solution-driven unionism may have been the overarching theme of the 2013 joint conference of the AFT Healthcare and AFT Public Employees divisions, but the importance of community engagement was the biggest takeaway message for the 450 AFT members and guests who gathered in Baltimore, April 25-27. Read more.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about what poverty in America looks like today, a half-century after President Lyndon B. Johnson, in conjunction with civil rights, religious and labor leaders, commenced the war on poverty.
A new initiative from Farmers Insurance gives people a way to send a personal thank-you to educators who make a difference in their lives and the lives of their children—and offers those educators a chance to win a grant to use in their classrooms.
In a new piece on Huffington Post, AFT President Randi Weingarten draws attention to the serious problems being caused by our over-reliance on standardized tests and value-added methodology (VAM).
Nurses represented by the AFT traveled to the Health Management Associates shareholders meeting in Naples, Fla., to challenge the HMA board to answer questions about the effect a proposed merger with Community Health Systems would have on patient care.