AFT Utah’s Annual Membership Meeting and Delegate Assembly

We are excited to announce our upcoming Annual Membership Meeting and Delegate Assembly. It will take place on June 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the Utah Labor Center, 2261 South Redwood Road, in Salt Lake City. As seen in our posts on Facebook and via e-mail, refreshments, drinks, and lunch will be provided at this meeting. There will also be door prizes and drawings for attendees. If you wish to be a delegate for your local, please contact your local Presidents, or the AFT Utah office (801)972-1974, or reception@aftutah.org.

There is a minor business portion of this meeting, but the majority of time will be focused on rebranding ourselves as a union. The theme of our member meeting is Empowering “U”. We will be discussing practices and strategies to ensure each of you are the voice and face of our Union. We’ll be discussing changes and gathering input of how we will present ourselves as a union. We need to lead out in defense of public and higher education employees, not be part of the status quo. Empowering “U”, represents protecting working families in addition to standing in solidarity with AFT locals across the nation. We are union proud and union strong, and represent the only labor union for public and higher education.

 

AFT Has a Proud Union History in Utah

      Our National Union celebrated its 100th Anniversary in Minneapolis this summer at the AFT Convention. National union staff members searched the archives for historical information about the union. As part of their efforts, it was discovered that the first local in Utah was chartered on May 9, 1919 under the title The Ogden Federation of Teachers Local #78. After this event, other AFT locals were organized throughout Utah. Dan Golodner, AFT Archivist at the Walter P.