The Kansas University Nurses Association (KUNA) today thanked Kansas City Chiefs players and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) for calling on Kansas University Hospital CEO Bob Page to negotiate “a fair and reasonable deal” with the hospital’s nurses. - See more at: http://kuna.ks.aft.org/news/nfl-players-association-stands-ku-hospital-nurses#sthash.KPfLkS2f.dpufMore
In a message to members following the June 10 court decision inVergara v. California, AFT President Randi Weingarten and California Federation of Teachers President Joshua Pechthalt discuss the ramifications of the ruling and what the AFT is doing to fight back. They also are urging AFT members to sign a thank you card to California teachers to let them know you honor their commitment and courage.
The AFT has announced its 2014 AFT Everyday Heroes after a nationwide nomination and voting process. Nine extraordinary union members will be honored at the AFT's national convention in Los Angeles this July.
The AFT launched its national effort to reclaim the promise of high-quality healthcare during the first-ever joint AFT Healthcare Professional Issues Conference and National Federation of Nurses Annual Labor Academy in Baltimore.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten discusses "the real retirement crisis": the fact that most Americans lack the essential elements of a secure retirement.
The AFT, in partnership with the Albert Shanker Institute and the AFT Innovation Fund, is accepting applications for the second annual $25,000 Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism, which honors the most innovative, inspiring examples of collaborative work by our state and local affiliates.
The AFT has been named "Nurse Champion of the Month" for March by the Center to Champion Nursing in America.