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August 2014

Ohio nurses host First Book giveaway (9/16)

Health professionals weigh in on possible changes to Medicare funding (9/16)

Ricker lays out AFT's commitment to Hispanic education (9/15)

Houston adopts groundbreaking anti-bullying policy (9/12)

Weingarten tour highlights school partnerships that work (9/10)

AFT, other groups call on Google to drop out of ALEC (9/4)

First Book and Beyonce partner with the AFT (9/3)

Pressure rises for release of AFT member held hostage (8/29)

Facts about Ebola for nurses and health professionals (8/25)

D.C. teachers celebrate gains, urge less focus on testing (8/22)

Oregon member's altruism earns 'genius' award (8/19)

NM members reshape dialogue surrounding early learning (8/19)

Report wrongly discounts role of support staff in schools (8/18)

Welcome a new name: AFT Nurses and Health Professionals (8/5)

Weingarten takes on critics of due process (8/5)

July 2014

AFT convention delegates back secure retirement, pensions (7/31)

Mayor walks 273 miles to D.C. to protest hospital closure (7/29)

Green Ribbon Schools celebrated for sustainability (7/23)

Convention 2014 

Higher education resolutions hit hot-button issues (7/14)

Veteran and youngster carry on fight for civil rights (7/12)

Weingarten lays out bold call to move country forward (7/11)

Barber brings Moral Mondays message to AFT convention (7/11)

Gov. Brown highlights state's approach to education (7/11)

Retirees urged to 'go on the offense' (7/11)

Big Sky nurses vote to join Montana Nurses Association (7/8)

June 2014

Senate holds hearing on Social Security office closures, service cuts (6/27)

AFT members share challenges at working families summit (6/25)

New York looking at ways to protect students who run off (6/23)

Calif. law would require reporting of school pesticide use (6/18)

AFT, White House host discussion on boys and men of color (6/17)

Weingarten and Pechthalt discuss 'Vergara' decision (6/15)

Educators move toward a new accountability (6/12)

A call to action to end child labor in the US (6/12)

Student chefs are 'cooking up change' (6/10)

AFT members on hand as Obama offers student debt relief (6/9)

AFT helps launch memorial to fallen educators (6/5)

Senate scrutinizes student loan servicers (6/5)

Calif. accreditor won't budge on City College decision (6/4)

Outsourcing public jobs results in a race to the bottom (6/3)

May 2014

AFT announces 2014 Everyday Heroes (5/29)

AFT supports improved background checks for gun purchases (5/29)

AFT calls for heightened pressure to counter Boko Haram (5/27)

Healthcare conference focuses on reclaiming the promise (5/23)

The 'Wall Street skim' on higher education (5/23)

It's time for a new accountability in American education (5/20)

Political pizza-pushers threaten school nutrition gains (5/20)

AFT marks 60th anniversary of 'Brown v. Board' decision (5/19)

New resources and support available for migrant teachers (5/15)

Faith leaders, AFT reaffirm mission to reclaim the promise (5/15)

Rally focuses on unfulfilled promise of equal education (5/14)

AFT voices outrage over Nigerian abductions (5/8)

Obama helps observe Public Service Recognition Week (5/7)

Vermont vote paves way for early educators to organize (5/7)

UFT reaches landmark contract to move schools forward (5/2)

Two AFT teachers inducted into Teachers Hall of Fame (5/2)

AFT members among finalists for teacher of the year (5/2)

Toledo academy offers rich school-to-career lessons (5/1)

April 2014

Going down the same road with the 2015 Ryan budget (4/29)

UI at Chicago faculty ratify historic contract (4/28)

AFT protests testing company's gag orders on teachers (4/25)

Community members uphold contracts in New Hampshire (4/25)

Share My Lesson tops 500,000 users  (4/22)

Apply now for the Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism (4/22)

New book paints depressing picture of American injustice (4/22)

PSRPs engage with the community, reclaim the promise (4/16)

Forming a union "shouldn't have been this hard," aide tells NLRB (4/14)

AFT launches Reclaiming the Promise of Higher Education (4/11)

Fast for Families urges vote on immigration reform (4/10)

Alliance calls for delay in Common Core implementation (4/9)

Hopes brighten for embattled medical center (4/9)

A big win for charter school staff on Cesar Chavez Day (4/1)

March 2014

Reclaiming the Promise push focuses on public services (03/31)

The war on poverty: 50 years later (3/27)

Demand a vote on immigration reform (3/26)

Communication, relationships are keys to better discipline (3/25)

New film honors Cesar Chavez's legacy as labor pioneer (3/21)

McDowell partnership gives free laptops to middle schoolers (3/18)

Early education bill sails through Senate (3/14)

Panel explores future of teacher education and preparation (3/14)

Staff at Seattle Community College vote for union (3/14)

AFT affiliates shine at labor-management conference (3/11)

Weingarten, Sen. Warren help launch 'Higher Ed, Not Debt' (3/6)

February 2014

Oregon district won't outsource school bus drivers (2/27)

AFT pressuring NJ Gov. Christie on Newark schools crisis (2/27)

Professional contracts restored in Austin (2/27)

Food service worker makes the case for higher minimum wage (2/26)

St. Paul teachers reach tentative agreement (2/25)

Share My Lesson to host virtual conference in March (2/20)

New Mexico budget shows commitment to public schools (2/20)

University of Illinois-Chicago faculty wage two-day strike (2/18)

Chicago faculty prepare to strike (2/18)

AFT resolution calls for halt to deportations (2/14)

Louisiana members gather to discuss Reclaiming the Promise (2/13)

Court says Mich. research assistants have right to bargain (2/12)

Ravitch: Time to halt the 'madness, greed and insanity' (2/5)

Teamwork highlighted at AFT school improvement institute (2/4)

Connecticut nurse contract good for workers and patients (2/4)

January 2014

Hundreds gather for Save Our Services rally in Albany, NY (1/31)

Report says qualified teachers should be global priority (1/30)

Ohio nurses ratify contract after tough negotiations (1/30)

GAO will review workplace violence in healthcare (1/29)

Newark reform plan under fire from educators and public (1/29)

The time is now for organizing contingent faculty (1/28)

Despite harsh weather, Detroit First Book event a big hit (1/27)

Illinois tables plan to allow bigger special ed classes (1/23)

Report offers fresh ideas for labor-management cooperation (1/23)

Appeals court vindicates fired Louisiana educators (1/22)

Higher ed leaders talk ratings with Secretary Duncan (1/24)

Partnering to promote the Affordable Care Act (1/22)

Federal spending bill eases sequestration hits (1/17)

In Common Core debate, let's keep equity at the forefront (1/17)

Program makes it easy to thank teachers who change lives (1/16)

Vermont early educators bill clears Senate hurdle (1/14)

Akron hospital kills for-profit chain's takeover bid (1/14)

New York puts universal pre-K on front burner (1/10)

Connecticut report outlines school security improvements (1/9)

PEF cautiously optimistic about new mental health plan (1/8)

Healthcare takeover bid approved, despite nurse concerns (1/8)

Court injunction blocks college accrediting agency (1/3)

December 2013

Detroit public workers' pensions shouldn't take the hit in bankruptcy (12/20)

AFT On Campus asks, 'Why MOOCs?' (12/19)

Lockout at L+M ends, nurses and techs return to work (12/19)

Pittsburgh school board rescinds Teach for America contract (12/19)

AFT leaders urge government to delist accrediting agency (12/14)

Thousands come together for National Day of Action (12/10)

National Day of Action: The excitement is growing (12/6)

DC stands up to ALEC—and for democracy (12/6)

AFT and First Book reach 1 million book milestone (12/4)

Visitors flock to AFT exhibit at early childhood meeting (12/2)

Conn. nurses and techs end strike; face lock out by hospital (12/2)

November 2013

Conn. healthcare workers strike for improved patient care (11/27)

Engaged and mobilized retirees are a major resource for the union (11/26)

Report shows Detroit crisis is about revenue, not spending (11/20)

AFT hosts LA students for screening of 'Mandela' (11/20)

AFT urges passage of early childhood education legislation (11/13)

Home health aides vote to join AFT Connecticut (11/12)

Weingarten tops list of key figures in fight for pensions (11/12)

National Day of Action set for Dec. 9 (11/8)

Baltimore school tour offers food for thought (11/8)

Head Start employees in New York say 'yes' to unionizing (11/7)

Pennsylvanians aim to send Gov. Corbett packing (11/7)

Common Core implementation lacking, Weingarten says (11/5)

Obama visits model high school where AFT members work (11/5)

October 2013

Rutgers faculty say no to Pearson eCollege (10/31/13)

Superstorm Sandy: Out of crisis, community (10/29/13)

A 'grand bargain' that would cut Social Security and Medicare would be a 'grand betrayal' (10/25)

Take action during Campus Equity Week, Oct. 28-Nov. 2 (10/25)

AFT applauds Obama's new push for immigration reform (10/24)

United Nations Day (10/23)

Share My Lesson adds resources on new Mandela movie (10/23)

Career and technical education: A pathway to success (10/18)

AFT honors winners of Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism (10/17)

Philadelphia funding cuts have tragic consequences (10/15)

AFT brings diverse group together around a core set of principles (10/9)

Weingarten, Neira arrested at huge immigration rally (10/9)

Education Nation highlights AFT's views on school reform (10/8)

AFT project offers tools to understand international comparisons (10/4)

Reclaiming the Promise conversation series kicks off (10/3)

AFT leaders show solidarity with counterparts in Mexico (10/3)

Philly protest draws attention to corporate reform agenda (10/3)

Congress gets an earful from Head Start families (10/3)

Reclaiming the Promise conversation series kicks off (10/3)

AFT leader joins Capitol Hill discussion on pre-K investments (10/2)

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