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October 2009

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, Recovery Funds Are a Lifeline for Education (10/30)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On the Hate Crimes Prevention Act  (10/28)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Lifting of New York’s Flu Vaccination Mandate for Healthcare Workers (10/27)

AFT Alleges Louisiana Teacher Recruiter Violated Federal Laws (10/22)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Need To Strengthen Teacher Education Programs (10/22)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers On Success of Recovery Act in Saving Education Jobs (10/19)

American Federation of Teachers Strongly Opposes Mandatory Flu Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers (10/15)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Child Labor in Uzbekistan (10/14)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Senate Finance Committee’s Healthcare Reform Bill (10/13)

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

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On World Teachers’ Day (10/5)

AFT To Announce First Recipients of AFT Innovation Fund Grants (10/2)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Two New Reports on Teacher Compensation (10/2)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On the Exploitation of Filipino Teachers Working in Louisiana (10/1)

October 2009

"What Matters Most" by AFT President Randi Weingarten (NY Times, Oct. 2009)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten: Recovery Funds Are a Lifeline for Education (10/30)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On the Hate Crimes Prevention Act (10/28)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Lifting of New York’s Flu Vaccination Mandate for Healthcare Workers (10/27)

AFT Alleges Louisiana Teacher Recruiter Violated Federal Laws (10/22)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Need To Strengthen Teacher Education Programs (10/22)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Success of Recovery Act in Saving Education Jobs (10/19)

American Federation of Teachers Strongly Opposes Mandatory Flu Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers (10/15)

September

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On the National Education Association’s Testimony Before Congress (9/30)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Tenure Policy Decision by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents (9/25)

Statement of Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers Draft Standards Are a Solid First Step (9/21)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Blue Ribbon School Award to City of Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School (9/18)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On U.S. House Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (9/17)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On the Return of UNITE HERE to the AFL-CIO (9/17)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On the 2009 Broad Prize for Urban Education (9/16)

Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten on the Election of New AFL-CIO Officers (9/16)

Statement by Lorretta Johnson, Executive Vice President, American Federation of Teachers, on National Green Schools Campaign (9/16)

AFT Report Finds Abuses of Teachers Recruited from Overseas (9/14)

Statement by Antonia Cortese, Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Teachers, On 'United We Serve,' a National Call to Service (9/11)

AFT Asks Federal Agencies To Provide Frontline Healthcare Workers With Appropriate Respiratory Protection To Prevent H1N1 Spread (9/10)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, on President Obama’s Plan for Healthcare Reform (9/10)

AFT Officers Visit Philadelphia Schools and Meet with Community Groups As AFT Back-to-School Tour '09 Concludes (9/10)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers, on Sen. Harkin’s Chairmanship of Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (9/9)

AFT President Visits Portland-Area Schools, Community College (9/3)

August

AFT Back-to-School Tour ’09 Kicks Off School Year at Three Baltimore Schools (8/31)

AFT Back-to-School Tour ’09 Comes to Houston’s Kashmere High School (8/28)

AFT President, U.S. Education Secretary Visit St. Louis, Laud Reforms To Improve Teaching and Learning (8/27)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On the Passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy (8/26)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Healthcare Reform-Public Option (8/19)

AFT's Eight-City Back-to-School Tour Begins Aug. 27 (8/17)

Statement by Antonia Cortese, Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Teachers, on the Passing of Eunice Shriver (8/11)

Statement from the American Federation of Teachers On the Confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court (8/6)

July

AFT Leaders To Scrutinize, Weigh in on ‘Race to the Top' Education Fund Regulations (7/24)

Statement by AFT Executive Vice President Lorretta Johnson on Baltimore City Public Schools' Improvement on Maryland School Assessment (7/21)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers On the Death of Frank McCourt (7/19)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers in Support of Delta Employees' Right To Choose Union (7/16)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, Supporting U.S. House Healthcare Reform Bill (7/16)

American Federation of Teachers Joins Blue Green Alliance (7/16)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On CAP Reports on Teacher Compensation and Evaluation (7/14)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On White House Initiative To Invest in Community Colleges (7/14)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On the National Center for Education Statistics' Report on Achievement Gaps (7/14)

AFT's Weingarten Calls for School Reform To Be Done ‘With Us, Not to Us' (7/13)

AFT Endorses Richard Trumka for AFL-CIO Presidency (7/11)

Weingarten, Duncan, Solis Featured at AFT's QuEST Educational Issues Conference (7/10)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Senate Healthcare Reform Package (7/2)

June

AFT's QuEST Professional Issues Conference for Educators To Feature Town Hall Forum with Education Secretary Duncan (6/29)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On ‘School Accountability - A Broader, Bolder Approach' (6/25)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten on New Teacher Evaluation Report from the Center for American Progress (6/25)

Randi Weingarten Shifts to Full-Time Role as AFT President (6/24)

American Federation of Teachers' Largest Affiliate and Green Dot Public Schools Announce Contract Agreement for Green Dot New York Charter School (6/23)

AFT Healthcare Applauds Agreement Between Catholic Hospitals and Labor That Provides Guidance for Union Organizing (6/22)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Civitas Public Charter School Teachers and Staff Unionizing in Chicago (6/22)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On the Center on Education Policy's Report, ‘State Test Score Trends Through 2007-08, Part 1' (6/17)

Statement by Randi Weingarte, President, American Federation of Teachers, On ‘The Second Derivative: International Benchmarks in Mathematics for U.S. States and School Districts' (6/16)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On CREDO Report on Charter Schools' Performance (6/15)

Statement by Antonia Cortese, Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Teachers, On ‘World Day Against Child Labor' (6/12)

Statement by Antonia Cortese, Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Teachers, Calling for Uzbekistan To End Forced Student and Teacher Labor (6/11)

Nearly 200 Healthcare Workers and Public Employees To Push Congress on Healthcare Reform (6/10)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, in Response to AT&T Foundation Survey on High School Dropout Problem (6/4)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On ‘The Widget Effect,' The New Teacher Project's Report on Teacher Evaluations (6/1)

May

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On 55th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and Public School Reform (5/15)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On House Passage of Bill Promoting Green, Sustainable Schools (5/14)

Trend Shows Colleges and Universities Disinvesting in Faculty (5/12)

Statement by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten On President Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Proposal (5/7)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Worthy Wage Day-May 1 (5/1)

April

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Parsing the Achievement Gap II (4/30)

AFT President Weingarten Says States Need Common Academic Standards To Prepare Students for Global Economy (4/29)

AFT Innovation Fund Is First Union-Led, Foundation-Sponsored Effort To Finance Pioneering Education Innovations Nationwide (4/28)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Results of National Assessment of Educational Progress Trends (4/28)

Joint Statement by DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, Washington Teachers' Union President George Parker, and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the Status of Contract Talks between DCPS and WTU (4/24)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On McKinsey & Company's Report: The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America's Schools (4/22)

Statement by Francine Lawrence, Vice President, American Federation of Teachers, On Global Campaign for Education's Global Action Week (4/21)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On the 10th Anniversary of the Columbine Tragedy and School Safety (4/17)

AFT Encourages Congressional Leaders To Address Healthcare System's Preparedness for an Influenza Pandemic (4/16)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Teacher Retirement Report from the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (4/7)

Joint Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten and NYSUT President Richard Iannuzzi on Binghamton, N.Y., Tragedy (4/3)

March

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Correcting the Bush Administration's Failure to Protect Workers' Wage and Hour Rights (3/27)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On President Obama's Online Town Hall Meeting on Economy/Education (3/26)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Employee Free Choice Act (3/10)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On President Obama's Remarks Today To the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (3/10)

Statement by Ann Twomey, RN, American Federation of Teachers Vice President, On White House Forum on Health Reform (3/6)

American Federation of Teachers To Participate In White House Summit on Healthcare (3/4)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On President Obama's Nomination of Gov. Sebelius for HHS Secretary (3/2)

February

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Passage of D.C. Voting Rights Act (2/26)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers On 2008 'MetLife Survey of the American Teacher' (2/25)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, on President Obama's Speech to Congress and the Nation (2/25)

Statement by the American Federation of Teachers On Hilda Solis' Senate Confirmation as Secretary of Labor (2/24)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On White House Fiscal Responsibility Summit (2/23)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Report Finding Limited Improvement in State Standards for Students (2/19)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On President Obama's Signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2/17)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Congress' Passage of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2/13)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Senate Passage of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2/10)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On the State Children's Health Insurance Program Act (2/4)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On 'Professional Learning in the Learning Profession: A Status Report on Teacher Development in the United States and Abroad' (2/4)

January

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On the Release of the National Council on Teacher Quality's Report (1/30)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On President Obama's Launch of Working Families Task Force, Signing of Executive Orders (1/30)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On President Obama Signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into Law (1/29)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On the Center for American Progress' Teacher Quality Report (1/28)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On U.S. House Passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (1/28)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Timothy Geithner's Confirmation as Treasury Secretary (1/26)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Designation of Wilma Liebman to Chair National Labor Relations Board (1/26)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate Approval To Be Secretary of State (1/22)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Confirmation of Former Gov. Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture (1/21)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Arne Duncan's Senate Approval to be Secretary of Education (1/21)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Proposed Education Funding in National Economic Recovery Plan (1/15)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On House Passage of the State Children's Health Insurance Program Act (1/14)

AFT Launches ‘Fight For America's Future: It's Dollars and Sense' Campaign (1/14)

AFT, NEA and Presidential Inauguration Committee Bring the Inauguration to the Classroom with Lesson Plans (1/12)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay and Paycheck Fairness Acts (1/9)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On President-elect Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan (1/8)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Seventh Anniversary of No Child Left Behind (1/8)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On the National Early Literacy Panel's Final Findings (1/8)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Education Week's Quality Counts 2009 Report (1/7)