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Watch Our New Union Plus Benefits Webinar

Watch Our New Union Plus Benefits Webinar

Looking for savings on your cell phone? Need legal advice? Looking for car tires at VIP prices? As an AFSA member you are automatically eligible for several Union Plus programs, backed by the AFL-CIO, of which AFSA is an affiliate. Watch this informational webinar to learn about the many services, discounts and benefits Union Plus has available to you, including: Legal services [...]

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Principal Groups Launch New Survey to Advance Professional Development

AFSA, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) have been working together to advocate for the best interests of principals at the Federal level—both in Congress and at the Department of Education. Recently, our organizations have launched an effort to collect information from the field to inform potential federal policy guidance and [...]

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Senate Passes Assistant Principals Week Resolution

114th CONGRESS 1st Session S. RES. 146 Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 13 through April 17, 2015, as `National Assistant Principals Week’. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES April 22, 2015 Mr. ISAKSON (for himself, Mr. CARDIN, Mr. PERDUE, and Ms. MIKULSKI) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to RESOLUTION Expressing [...]

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Partnership Opportunities

Partnership Opportunities

A rare opportunity to help school leaders by underwriting the research, resources and training they need to improve the learning environment in classrooms across America can be realized by becoming a partner in the School Leadership Forum, a project of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA). As a partner, organizations can showcase a commitment to public education while putting [...]

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Labor Movement for More Women in Top Jobs

ATLANTA —AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. labor movement, is challenging her colleagues to promote more women to top jobs.   Working women, the labor movement, the voting public and President Barack Obama (D) all “get it” on working womens’ and family issues, which include paid sick days and child care, equal pay for equal work [...]

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“Like a Bad Neighbor, Chevron is there”

OP-ED: LIKE A BAD NEIGHBOR, CHEVRON IS THERE By Leo Gerard President, United Steelworkers The federal agency that investigates refinery catastrophes released its final report late last month on the massive fire, volatile vapor release and toxic smoke plume at Chevron’s Richmond, Calif., refinery in 2012 that imperiled 19 workers and sickened 15,000 residents of surrounding communities. The report says [...]

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Teamsters, Highway Safety Groups Sue Feds to Force Tougher Rule for New Trucker Training

WASHINGTON (PAI)–What happened to Dorothy Wert’s late husband, David, on an unlit Pennsylvania highway three years ago shouldn’t happen to anyone.  Thanks to the lack of a tough federal rule for training rookie tractor-trailer drivers, the Teamsters and highway safety groups say, it did.  Now they’re suing in federal court to try to prevent such further tragedies.   What happened?  David Wert was [...]

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Communications Workers President Cohen to Reitre in June

WASHINGTON (PAI)–Larry Cohen, the Communications Workers president known for his emphasis on organizing and for his successful marshaling of a grand coalition of groups in a pro-democracy crusade, will retire from his post at the end of CWA’s convention next June.   Cohen, CWA president for a decade, said in an open letter posted on the union’s website at the [...]

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Labor to Court Some Tea Partyites — Trumka

LAS VEGAS –Is organized labor, in its quest to broaden coalitions and add allies, ready to court Tea Partyites?  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has raised that possibility. Trumka has made outreach to allied groups a key AFL-CIO goal.  He convinced the labor movement’s convention in Los Angeles last year to open the fed’s doors to workers, unionized or not, and [...]

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Closing of Unionized Plant Becomes Political Football in Connecticut

SPRAGUE, Conn. (PAI)–The coming closing of the unionized Fusion Paperboard plant in Sprague, Conn., became a political football in the Nutmeg State’s governors’ race, as the Right Wing Republican nominee accused the workers of causing the closing – and the workers, their union and the leading public official in the plant’s town all called him on it.   And in [...]

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