A new report from In the Public Interest looks at what happens to communities, and to the quality of life of the workers who provide important public services, when those services are outsourced to for-profit and other private entities.
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.
The latest findings from a three-year nursing workforce study confirm what a mountain of research has told us for more than 20 years—that people die every day because there aren't enough nurses to care for them safely, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.
The AFT is urging healthcare members to ask their members of Congress to support an important piece of legislation from U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) that would protect the rights of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to meet their patients' needs.
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.
Registered nurses at Northside Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio, have approved a new collective bargaining agreement that preserves their right to speak out on behalf of patients and professional standards.