The AFT’s next biennial professional learning conference, TEACH (Together Educating America’s Children), will be held virtually July 6-10, 2021.
TEACH 2021 will feature:
You can also join the TEACH 2021 community on Share My Lesson to review conference content from 2019, find related resources and join the discussion about what you hope to see at TEACH 2021.
Union workers have the right to negotiate with their employer over wages, hours, benefits and working conditions. Without a union, management makes all the decisions alone.
Union workers negotiate and organize for improvements as a unified group instead of as individuals. When we work together, this collective force translates into more power and a better chance of getting our voices heard.
Union workers need the assurance that our workplace rights, including health and safety conditions, are being upheld and monitored and ensure the ability to challenge any unfair or questionable decisions or action.
Union workers join, not because we’re against our employer, but because we want to improve our jobs by joining with co-workers to gain greater respect and control over our worksite and employment.
President Mark Avery says he is still concerned about
how teachers will be paid if they are quarantined multiple
times during pandemic.
A local teacher union representative said Monday he is pleased that the Marion
County School Board delayed the start of school to Aug. 24 so that employees
will get adequate training during the COVID-19 pandemic.