‘Back to school’ like never before

In her September New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten says that going back to school has never looked like it does now. Weingarten explains that because of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has been chaotic, contradictory and inept, and the lack of federal guidance and funding, we’re seeing a patchwork of school reopening plans across the country.

Job Actions at Your Worksite


Walk In/Out Solidarity Action

  • Meet in the parking lot and all faculty/staff walk in together at the start of contract time
  • At the end of contract time, walk out together. 
  • No one works before or past contract time.
  • This is especially effective if you all get up together and walk out of a faculty/district meeting that goes overtime according to contract requirements.

LIterature Drops

AFSCME Local 1004 Joins The AFT Utah Family

On July 15th, 2019 the AFT Utah Executive Board approved the affiliation of AFSCME Local 1004 (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) under the AFT Utah State Federation. AFSCME Local 1004 serves state, county, and municipal public employees across Utah. Standing together, AFT Utah and AFSCME 1004 form a powerful union alliance to be the voice of public employees at the bargaining table, the Utah Legislature, and in our communities.

Student Debt Clinic-November 27

Dear Colleagues:

Millions of people are struggling to make their student loan payments, and see opportunities pass while paying down their debt. Does this sound like you or someone you know?

There are free federal programs that can may reduce their monthly payments and lead to student loan forgiveness, but these lifeline programs are significantly under-enrolled. In an effort to help our colleagues get access to these programs, AFT Utah is proud to host a Student Debt Clinic which will provide information on how to enroll.