In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT president Randi Weingarten writes about the challenge of making sure more students can earn college degrees at a time when the skyrocketing cost of higher education threatens to put it out of reach for many people. Read the full column.
The challenges the AFT faces demand a different approach to unionism—an approach that is relevant and appropriate to the 21st century, that is creative and visionary, and that unifies the members of our union with those we serve. This is what we call solution-driven unionism. We know that across the AFT, there are many inspiring examples of collective work to improve our workplaces and our communities. That's why we created the Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism: to recognize extraordinary accomplishments that exemplify our mission of providing high-quality public education, healthcare and public services. More Information
Currently we know of eight members who have lost or suffered severe damage to their homes.
In an effort to help our members the Oklahoma City AFT has established a Storm Relief Fund with 100% of donations going directly to our members. Make your check payable to the Oklahoma City AFT (memo -- Storm Relief Fund). Drop off or or mail your donation to:
Oklahoma City AFT, 2915 Classen Blvd., Suite 420, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Thank you for helping our Union brothers and sisters who are in great need.
As the legislative session winds down Governor Mary Fallin, State Treasurer Ken Miller and some legislators are promoting changes to our Teacher Retirement System that will eventually do away with Teacher Retirement as we know it.
Their ultimate goal is to:
OKC-AFT Work Site Leader, Susan Bumgarner from Wilson, attended President Obama's State of the Union address. Susan is a Pre-K teacher.
(Photo - Courtesy of the White House)
On November 1 and 2 Oklahoma City Public School teachers electronically voted to reject impasse and accept the tentative agreement. The teachers voted 747 (80 percent) to reject impasse to 187 (20 percent) to proceed to impasse.
We finally have a printed contract. Click the link to view the 2012-2013 contract.