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2009 AFT News


AFT Looks Forward to Strengthened Final Healthcare Bill (12/24)

Detroit Teachers Ratify Ambitious Contract (12/19)

Second Election Gives Connecticut Nurses Union a Victory (12/17)

Weingarten Participates in White House Jobs Summit (12/03)

AFT Members Share Classroom Perspective on Assessments (12/03)

AFT Activism Leading to Safer Motor Coaches, Field Trips (12/02)


Educators See More Hungry Students in Their Classrooms (11/23)

Visit Highlights Success of Washington, D.C., Preschools (11/20)

AFT Forum Spotlights International Teacher Recruitment (11/19)

Weingarten, Clinton Help Kick Off New Public Policy Group (11/12)

Duncan Calls for End To Demonizing of Teachers Unions (11/09)

AFT, Save the Children Sponsor Valentine's Card Contest (11/09)

Contract Ratified at Chicago's First Unionized Charters (11/03)



Legacy Essay Contest (Deadline: December 15, 2009)(10/30)

Forum Highlights Community Schools as Reform Model (10/29)

Panel Discussion Focuses on Innovative New Haven Pact (10/27)

New Haven Teachers Rally Behind Landmark Contract (10/14)

Cortese Speaks at Rally against Child Labor in Uzbekistan (10/14)

Finance Committee's Healthcare Bill Has Serious Flaws (10/13)

First Set of AFT Innovation Fund Grants Awarded (10/8)

Teacher Layoffs in Washington, D.C., Spark Huge Protest (10/8)

Invest in Teachers Is Theme of World Teachers' Day (10/5)

Complaints Filed over Mistreatment of Filipino Teachers (10/1)



In Win for AFT Locals, Kentucky Regents Restore Tenure (9/28)

Community Schools Bill Introduced in Congress (9/17)

AFT Report Finds Abuses in Overseas Teacher Recruitment (9/14)

AFT Calls for H1N1 Protection for Healthcare Workers (9/10)

President Obama Honors Workers and Unions on Labor Day (9/5)



AFT Mourns the Loss of Sen. Edward Kennedy (8/26)



AFT To Scrutinize 'Race to the Top' Regulations (7/24)

AFT Mourns the Death of Author Frank McCourt (7/19)

AFT Joins Labor-Environmental Partnership (7/16)

AFT Members Rally for Healthcare Reform (7/14)

AFT Endorses Richard Trumka for AFL-CIO Presidency (7/12)

President Obama Pushes for Healthcare Reform (7/02)


Wisconsin Academics Get Expansive Bargaining Bill (6/30)

Oregon Legislature Passes Faculty Excellence Law (6/29)

Thousands Swarm Capitol To Call for Healthcare Reform (6/26)

Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Healthcare Reform (6/23)

Weingarten Urges AFT Activists To Mobilize and Organize (6/17)

Cortese Leads AFT Efforts To Eliminate Child Labor (6/16)

Innovation Fund Attracts Wide Variety of Applications (6/10)



Detroit Meeting Kicks Off Effort To Turn Around Schools (5/28)

AFT Part of Coalition To Defend Professional Integrity (5/21)

Study Shows Employers' Anti-Union Behavior Intensifying (5/21)

Sign a Petition Supporting Burmese Democracy Activists (5/19)

UFT Home Daycare Providers Win Fight for Higher Wages (5/18)

AFT Marks 55th Anniversary of Historic Brown Decision (5/15)

AFT Analysis Shows Troubling Trends in Higher Education (5/12)

Affiliates Urged To Apply for AFT Innovation Fund Grants (5/06)

AFT Monitoring Impact of Swine Flu on Schools (updated 5/05)

Today is Worthy Wage Day (5/01)

AFT Pushes for Improved Motor Coach Safety (5/01)



Weingarten Says States Need Common Academic Standards (4/29)

AFT Launches New Fund To Spur Education Innovations (4/28)

Workers Memorial Day Brings New OSHA Legislation (4/24)

AFT Helps Kick Off Global Action Week for Education (4/21)

School Safety Reminders on 10th Anniversary of Columbine (4/17)

All Montana University Faculty Are Now Unionized (4/16)

Maryland Unions Help Pass Fair Share Legislation (4/14)

Teachers at Three Chicago Charters Seek Union Recognition (4/03)



AFT Members Attend White House Town Hall Meeting (3/26)

Employee Free Choice Act Introduced in Congress (3/10)

AFT on the Frontlines of Healthcare Reform (3/06)

AFT Congratulates NAACP on Group's 100th Anniversary (3/04)

AFT Pledges Financial Support for EFCA Campaign (3/04)



AFT Applauds Final Passage of the Recovery Act (2/13)

AFT Letter to Secretary Clinton Urges Action on Zimbabwe (2/05)

AFT Leaders Lobby Senators To Support Recovery Plan (2/05)



AFT Promotes Community Service Events on MLK Day (1/07)

AFT Remembers Education, Labor Advocate Pell (1/06)

Tenure Under Attack in Kentucky Community Colleges (1/05)