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2008 AFT News

December

New Shanker Study Shows Value of Investing in Preschool

November

Reinvest, Don't Disinvest,' Weingarten Urges in Major Speech
AFT Political Action Leads to Down-Ballot Success
Poll Shows Key Role of Union Vote in Election
Weingarten Hails Obama Victory as Extraordinary Milestone for Country

September

Community Schools Coalition Debuts Action Plan
AFT Says Bailout Profits Should Go to National Priorities
AFT and AAUP Sign Joint Organizing Agreement
National TV Ad Campaign Counters Anti-Union Efforts

August

New Report Paints Bleak Picture of American Economy
Weingarten from DNC: Fulfill the Promise of Real School Improvement

Almost 8,000 West Virginia School Service Workers Join AFT
Election Sweep for AFT Union Coalition in Colorado

Kennedy Receives AFT Members' Words of Encouragement
AFT and Machinists Support National Education Policy on High-Skills Careers

Weingarten Elected to AFL-CIO Executive Council
Weingarten Part of Online Forum on the Future of NCLB
McCain's Education Remarks a Cheap Shot at Teachers, Weingarten says
Obama Vows To Be 'Champion of Working People'
Congress Sends Higher Ed Bill to President

July

New Interactive Project Aims To Document the Important Work of Teachers
Hillary Clinton Rallies AFT to November Challenge

McElroy Marks End of Tenure as AFT President
Houston Affiliate Secures $250 in Gas Money for School Workers


June

Nurses Win Ban on Mandatory Overtime in New York
AFT Members Bring Teacher Perspective to Charter School Conference
New York Governor Signs Accountability, Anti-Privatization Initiative
One Year After Organizing, Kansas State Employees Win First Agreement
New Report Shows Student Achievement Is Improving
Thousands of Colorado State Employees Vote for Union Representation
Clinton Thanks AFT And Other Labor Supporters
West Virginia Educators Vote Overwhelming for Pension Plan Switch

May

Western Washington University Faculty Reaches Settlement
AFT Blasts Breakdown in Western Washington University Talks
AFT Condemns Detention of Zimbabwean Labor Leaders
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Adjuncts Score Resounding Victory at Henry Ford Community College
Forget the Flowers During Nurses Week—Safe Staffing Is What Really Matters
Worthy Wage Day Spotlights Inadequate Pay for Early Childhood Workers

April

AFT Finds States Making Progress Writing Clear Academic Standards
Nation's Workplaces Are Increasingly Dangerous, AFL-CIO Reports
McElroy Reflects on 'A Nation at Risk' 25 Years Later
Executive PayWatch Site Shows Continuing Excesses in CEO Salaries
AFT Member Detained in Nigeria Released by Authorities

March

Share Your Stories About the Family and Medical Leave Act
AFL-CIO Survey Shows Healthcare System in Crisis
EPI Report: Teachers Face Large and Growing Professional Pay Gap

February

Long Struggle Brings Bargaining Rights Back to N.M. Local
Higher Education Collective Bargaining Bills Move in Two States
New Site Highlights Chao's Anti-Worker Labor Department
Virginia Tech Tragedy Provided Lessons for NIU
In Historic Vote, Oregon School Workers Affiliate with AFT
McElroy Urges Congress to Reject Bush's Misguided Budget Proposal

January

McElroy Shares Views on Education and Economy with Key Senators
AFT Roundtable Highlights School-Improvement Essentials
Unions Add 311,000 New Members in 2007, Reversing Downward Trend
Survey: Share Your Healthcare Story
AFT Retirees Mobilize for Nevada Caucus
NCLB: Still Failing the Test of Time