‘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

JOB ACTIONS THAT YOU CAN ORGANIZE 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

Offering More Great Bilingual Books Program

AFT Utah received $52,500 from a grant submission requesting funds from the First Book OMG Books Awards. AFT Utah received one of the largest amounts in the Nation for their Offering More Great Bilingual Books program. Working with local AFT union leaders in Salt Lake School District and Weber School District, thousands of books were distributed to teachers, students, and the Latinos in Action organization.

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.