A hand up is not a handout

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.

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Exciting Leadership Training Opportunity!

Want to learn how to build a more powerful local union and become a more effective union activist? Take advantage of the special AFT Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) training opportunity in St. Louis on April 5-6. The day-and-a-half-long event includes courses such as Managing with Labor’s Values; Training Worksite Leaders; Union-Management Partnerships; Being the Public Face of Your Union; The Common Core: What, When, Where and How; Engaging Our Members through Activism and Better Communications; and Researching Your Employer’s World and How to Use the Information for Good. For more information contact the AFT’s Union Leadership Institute at 202-879-4497. 

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Nurses at KU Hospital Reject Contract Offer

         Citing salaries that lag area norm while hospital revenues soar,
nurses vote to reject University of Kansas Hospital contract offer

KU Hospital’s demands “unworthy of a magnet hospital of this prestige” says nurse leader

Nov. 7, 2013, KANSAS CITY – Nurses at the University of Kansas Hospital voted decisively today to reject the hospital’s final contract offer, citing management demands that would result in significant cuts in most nurses’ salaries.

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AFT supports LGBT Healthcare Bill of Rights

The AFT has signed on as a proud partner of the LGBT Healthcare Bill of Rights, joining more than 80 LGBT and progressive organizations that support the initiative to raise awareness of LGBT rights and empower patients to demand high-quality care.

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