School funding currently is not adequate to create equal opportunity for students from all backgrounds.

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As an education-based union, the AFT recognizes the origin of Black History Month not just as an opportunity for learning but as an example of Black excellence.

America’s educators are addressing hard issues like loneliness, learning loss and literacy.

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The new American Educator offers strategies to support students in K-12 and higher education and prepare them for a successful future. 

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The American Federation of Teachers executive council, the body representing the union’s 1.72 million educators, higher education professionals, healthcare workers and public employees, unanimously adopted an omnibus statement addressing the war in the Middle East and its impact on the United States.

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Talkspace (NASDAQ: TALK), a leading online behavioral healthcare company, announced a new partnership with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The partnership will offer discounted access to high-quality therapy and  evidenced-based mental health resources, including curated monthly content, to the AFT’s  1.7 million members, including educators, paraprofessionals, nurses, health professionals and retirees.

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The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly board of directors voted unanimously today to affiliate with the largest higher education union—and one of the most influential unions—in the nation, the American Federation of Teachers

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A pioneering learning toolkit launched today will help hundreds of students develop the foundational skills necessary for career success in the booming semiconductor industry.

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Doctors at six Legacy Health hospitals in Oregon and Washington voted overwhelmingly to unionize; the vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Nov. 17.

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Today, five Filipino immigrant nurses filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against their former employer, CommuniCare Family of Companies, to challenge the company’s use of training repayment agreement provisions (TRAPs) in the nurses’ employment contracts.

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Their gaze on the horizon, AFT public employees brainstormed solutions at their professional issues conference, tackling the most serious issues facing workers in the public sector, from staffing shortages to artificial intelligence to retirement security.

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Last week, voters made it clear: They’ve had enough.

In race after race, parents and voters sent a sweeping message that they want real solutions to address learning loss, literacy and loneliness and to help prepare young people for college and career. They want public schools where all kids are welcome—no matter what—and teachers and kids can thrive.

Adjunct faculty at Columbia College in Chicago are standing strong, entering week three of a strike that is holding administrators accountable for undervaluing faculty and harming students. 

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Union’s Governing Executive Council Votes Unanimously to Uphold Foundation of Democracy as Members and the College Communities They Serve Face Increasing Threats and Attacks

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When people talk about community schools, they might have one in mind—one public school where students feel held and safe, where their basic needs are met so they are prepared to learn and where, if they are experiencing life challenges—from a small hiccup like getting to school on time to life-altering trauma—there are people at school who can help.

AFT members in central New York have not one but scores of schools like this.

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Mental and behavioral health professionals at Legacy Health’s Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland, Ore., voted to join the Oregon Nurses Association on Aug. 23 after months of organizing.

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