News from AFT Massachusetts and President Beth Kontos

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News from AFT Massachusetts and President Beth Kontos - August 2021

A Message from President Kontos; AFT Massachusetts Responds to DESE Vote to Authorize Indoor Mask Mandate; #AFTVoices Member Spotlight Series; Setting the Record Straight COVID-19 Myth-Busting; Take the Fair Share Amendment Vote Pledge; Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Is Available for AFT Members With Student Debt; REVs Ticket Discount for AFT Members and MORE!

News from AFT Massachusetts and President Beth Kontos - July 2021

A Message from President Kontos; AFT Massachusetts Responds to New DESE Guidance On Masking That Contravenes CDC Recommendations; #AFTVoices Member Spotlight Series; Take Action and Support the Revere Federation of Paraprofessionals; AFT Massachusetts Members in Elected Office: Dracut School Committee Member Renee Young; Sen. Warren’s Office Seeking Feedback on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: Please Complete a Brief Survey and more! MORE

News from AFT Massachusetts and President Beth Kontos - June 2021

A Message from President Kontos; Summer Leadership Institute 2021; For Berklee Faculty Union’s Anti-Racism Committee, Action Starts with Historical Perspective, Clear Facts, and Substantive Conversations; Salem Teachers Union, Salem Public Schools Reach Collective Bargaining Agreement - Negotiations Involved Innovative “Bargaining for the Common Good” Strategy; Substantial Infusion of Federal and State Funds Headed to Massachusetts School Districts and more!

News from AFT Massachusetts and President Beth Kontos - April 2021

AFT Unions Launch Public Messaging Campaign Underscoring Support for Safe In-Person Learning; Ask Legislators: Fully Fund Schools and use the Pre-COVID 2019 Enrollment Numbers; A Voice for Black Workers Promoting Racial, Social and Economic Justice; Celebrating Our Librarians; Student Debt Clinic for AFT Members; Member Benefits Workshops and more!

News from AFT Massachusetts and President Beth Kontos - February 2021

A Message from President Beth Kontos; Tell the Baker administration to approve a plan to vaccinate Massachusetts school staff and librarians; AFT Massachusetts Responds to DESE Reopening Push; New Federal and State Money on Its Way to Massachusetts School Districts; 2021 Paraprofessional and School Related Personnel Conference; Amesbury Awarded BCBS Wellness in the Workplace Grant; A Call for Nominations; Member Benefit Workshops for AFT Members and more!

News from AFT Massachusetts and President Beth Kontos - January 2021

A Message from President Beth Kontos; Statement on Governor Baker’s FY22 Budget Proposal; Lawrence Teachers’ Union Gives Away Books, Winter Clothes, and School Supplies At Mobile Food Market; Grassroots Campaign Virtual Training Event; Virtual Comedy Night for AFT Members; Winning the Fight to Preserve Public Education; Member BenefitWorkshops for AFT Members and more!

News from AFT Massachusetts and President Beth Kontos - December 2020

A Message from President Beth Kontos; MassCOSH Stands with Educators and Public Health Advocates in the Fight for Healthy Schools; President Beth Kontos Responds to the Vile and Hurtful Denigration of Teachers’ Unions; Take Action to Protect Boston Public Librarians' Ordering Ability; Wentworth Faculty Take Vote of No Confidence in Wentworth Administration; 2021 Scholarship Program; A Call for Service Award Nominations; Coming events and more!

News from AFT Massachusetts and President Beth Kontos - November 2020

A Message from President Beth Kontos; COVID Tracker: Report a COVID-19 Case or Unsafe Working Conditions in Your School or Library; COVID Bill of Rights: Statewide Drive Outlines Ten Principles for Safe and Effective Schools; UMass Dartmouth Unions Are Organizing Together to Avoid Cuts, Protect Health and Safety on Campus; Member Benefits Spotlight and more!