Today, in dozens of cities from coast to coast, parents, educators and more than 100 community groups are coming together for aNational Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education: Our Schools, Our Solutions. These events mark the beginning of an important movement taking hold in neighborhoods across the United States.
The conventional wisdom that young workers don’t care about pensions was turned on its ear by the Great Recession. A Towers Watson survey found that people under 40 are working for and staying with employers that provide defined benefit (DB) pensions. Find out why retirement security matters to younger employees, too.
The Local 6049 offices will be closed through today, Monday, December 9, 2013, due to the winter weather in Tulsa.
The TPS Education Service Center reopens at 10:00 a.m. today, but schools will remain closed until tomorrow morning.
If you need to reach your AFT 6049 Oklahoma Officers today, you can email Ed McIntosh at email@example.com, or you can email staff organizer, Emily Wallace, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our offices will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at which point you will be able to reach us during our normal hours of operation by calling 918.587.0886. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Stay safe, everyone!
JEFFERSON PARISH FEDERATION OF TEACHERS
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This is an interview that Senator Elizabeth Warren gave on NECN's Broadside on December 5th, 2013. There are so many things worth noting in this interview, but two sections are pretty important for labor friends to see and share widely with family, friends, members and anyone else.
At around the 10 minute mark, when asked about today's fast food strikes, she says she be on strike to improve wages if she worked in that industry "because that's what you do. You get out there and have labor actions."
Our public schools represent our nation’s commitment to helping all children dream their dreams and achieve them. A high-quality public education for all children is an economic necessity, an anchor of democracy, a moral imperative and a fundamental civil right, without which none of our other rights can be fully realized.
Unfortunately, the College cancelled our last (and what would have our first working) session on November 26th. However, we have been able to reschedule that session to Friday, December 20th.
Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving, and we will continue to update you after the session on 12/20.