Finally—it’s President-elect Biden

Patience—counseled by former Vice President Joe Biden all election week as Americans waited for votes to be counted—finally paid off Nov. 7, four days after Election Day, when Biden won in Pennsylvania and gained enough Electoral College votes to acquire a new title: president-elect. AFT President Randi Weingarten says the union’s leaders and members “can’t wait to get started” on the work ahead “with an administration that will embrace and fight for the values we hold dear.”

Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

Tell Congress: Pass the Heroes Act

We know that to survive this pandemic, we need a massive investment in our communities and schools. The HEROES Act is a vital step toward helping our country recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Tell your senators: Act now. Pass the Heroes Act! START WRITING.

COVID-19: Information and resources

AFT national has provided leaders and members with a section of information and resources about COVID-19 on their website. Visit for what you need to know to be prepared and protected--including special materials for nurses, health professionals and higher education institutions. LEARN MORE.

 "At the banquet table of life, there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take

and keep what you can hold.... And you can't take anything without organization."

                                                                                     --A. Philip Randolph