Welcome your new UFA officers

All UFA members were eligible to vote in the spring of 2018, and your new officers have been hard at work this summer. Please welcome your new UFA leadership:

PRESIDENT Wendell Johnson

VICE PRESIDENT Mark Schuller

SECRETARY David Valentiner

TREASURER Reva Freedman

UPI EXECUTIVE BOARD REP Simon Weffer

AT LARGE REPRESENTATIVES Andy Bruno, Kerry Ferris, Jason Hanna, and Scott Wickman

UFA Elections

Information about the Candidates for Leadership office within the UFA can be found HERE

 


 

Best economy ever?

In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column in the New York Times, she writes that, despite President Trump’s claims that we have the “best economy ever,” his policies are harming working and middle-class Americans, many of whom are struggling just to get by. “Our political and economic systems are so weighted toward the wealthy that opportunity will only come through the power of collective action,” she writes, using “the surest vehicles to increase opportunity for ordinary Americans”—public education, labor unions and voting. Read the full column.

AFT launches massive national campaign to fund public education

The AFT’s long-time advocacy for public schools has just been turbo-charged, with a sweeping, multi-pronged campaign to fund the future of American public education. Amid the continuing wave of teacher activism shining a spotlight on massive shortfalls in education investment, the Fund Our Future initiative aims to take the teachers’ megaphone into Congress, statehouses and communities nationwide.

Never again

“A majority of American teens say they are worried about a shooting happening at their school. Let that sink in,” AFT President Randi Weingarten writes in her latest column for the New York Times. “Young people are demanding meaningful action beyond ‘thoughts and prayers.’ They know, as do law enforcement officers and educators, that there are effective ways to address gun violence.” Read more about the proven strategies that would enhance school safety and reduce gun violence.