Yearning to breathe free

In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, which came out the day before the nation celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the damage being done to our country by increasingly partisan rancor and bitter disagreements.

Every Student Succeeds Act ushers in sweeping changes

The signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act marks a new day in public education, says AFT President Randi Weingarten, who stood behind President Obama (along with other AFT leaders and members) at the White House as he signed the law.

AFT files amicus brief in 'Friedrichs' case

The AFT along with the American Association of University Professors, filed an amicus curiae brief in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case threatens to make it harder for working people to join together and speak out together.

At TRS town hall, teacher union calls for catch-up increases in state health-care funding for school employees and retirees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2015

At TRS town hall, teacher union calls for catch-up increases in state health-care funding for school employees and retirees

The Texas Teacher Retirement System Board of Trustees is holding a Town Hall meeting today to gather input and answer questions on TRS health-care plans, and Texas AFT plans to address the board with testimony about the need for the state to step up and adequately fund health care for public school employees.