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Registration for the AFT NW Leadership Forum Is Available

The AFT Northwest Leadership Forum will be held this year on July 31-August 2 at the Hilton Vancouver in Vancouver, WA. The forum is a leadership training program, co-sponsored by AFT LEAD Program, AFT-Oregon, AFT Washington, OFNHP, and OSEA. It focuses on subjects essential for development and maintenance of dynamic and effective locals and the union as a whole.

Register at https://leadernet.aft.org/webform/2015-aft-northwest-leadership-forum.

Hotel reservation deadline is July 7.

 

Pushing forward to fight rising student debt

The AFT has joined a broad coalition of organizations, from its sister unions to Student Veterans of America, from the National Young Farmers Coalition to Jobs with Justice and the Center for American Progress, to demand that elected officials take action and address college affordability within the next six months.

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Washington's Archaic Revenue System is Worst in Nation

“Washington’s tax system is the most regressive in the nation, placing a disproportionate burden on those with the lowest incomes.” – TIME Magazine

A tale of two states

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten looks at how Minnesota and Wisconsin have followed very different economic paths since electing new governors in 2010.

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Temple University adjunct professors to file for a union

Adjunct faculty at Temple University have filed authorization cards seeking union representation with the United Academics of Philadelphia, which is the AFT's Philadelphia-area local for adjunct faculty, and the Temple Association of University Professionals, which is the AFT-affiliated union for Temple's full-time tenure-track and nontenure-track faculty.

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