Doug Owens, AFT Utah Candidate for U.S. Congress, speaking at his Education Press Conference.
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Adjunct faculty at Temple University have filed authorization cards seeking union representation with the United Academics of Philadelphia, which is the AFT's Philadelphia-area local for adjunct faculty, and the Temple Association of University Professionals, which is the AFT-affiliated union for Temple's full-time tenure-track and nontenure-track faculty.
Using a phone bank and other organizing tools, support staff at the Oregon School Employees Association's Centennial Chapter 113 spent months recruiting 2,000 classified employees, teachers and social service employees to sign up for First Book, a national nonprofit dedicated to putting books in the hands of children who need them most.
Following a new report detailing how Wall Street sold toxic deals to school districts and municipalities that are costing communities billions in fees, interest and other payments, educators, parents, community members and local officials have joined together for a Day of Action in cities across the country.
The AFT has awarded AFT Innovation Fund grants for teachers in New York and Connecticut to offer solutions to problems with their state's rollout of the Common Core State Standards.
One way you can tell AFT Utah is a notable force in Utah education is that political candidates have sought our endorsement in this year’s election cycle. It gives them more credibility and it gives AFT Utah more opportunity to inform community leaders about education realities. From the endorsement process, AFT Utah has a relationship with 28 candidates who look to us for perspective and direction on issues that affect our work, our schools, and Utah public education.
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