A Message from Beth Kontos
Thrive Act Legislative Hearing to Be Held on October 4 at State House
AFT Leaders Testify in Support of School Building Reforms
AFT Massachusetts Organizing with Higher Education For All Campaign
North Reading Paraprofessionals Rally for Living Wage, Speak Out on Town Common
“Paras work hard to support the needs of North Reading students in the classroom every day, and we are members of this community. Some of us are your neighbors, some are your fellow parents, and some are graduates of North Reading schools. But for too long, our basic needs have been short-changed,” said Nancy Scioli, a Paraprofessional at the Little School and President of the North Reading Federation of Paraprofessionals. “As paraprofessionals, we should not have to work 2 or 3 jobs to pay our bills and feed our families, as two thirds of us do currently. We choose to work as Paraprofessionals because we love working with children, but we shouldn’t have to sacrifice so much to follow our desired career path. It’s time to stop under-valuing, under-paying and under-respecting the Paraprofessionals in the North Reading Public Schools!” READ MORE.
Weingarten launches new campaign: ‘Real Solutions for Kids and Communities’
The AFT has always been a solutions-driven union, and our new campaign, launched during TEACH on July 21, proves it once again with a fresh, practical approach to strengthening public education. As AFT President Randi Weingarten pointed out during her keynote speech, the $5 million, yearlong campaign, “Real Solutions for Kids and Communities,” stands up against attacks on public schools and offers real-world solutions to build up, rather than break down, our communities. READ MORE.
Student Debt Clinics for AFT Members
Retirement Workshop for AFT Members
AFT Massachusetts is hosting a retirement planning workshop on October 18, 2023 at 6 pm via Zoom and all members are welcome!
Long-Term Care Discount Program
- Student Debt Clinics - October 3, 11, 19, 23 and 31, 2023
- Retirement Planning Workshop for AFT Members - October 18, 2023
- Annual AFT Massachusetts Leadership Conference - November 4, 2023
- Informational Meeting Highlighting the Long-Term Care Discount Program for AFT Members - November 8, 2023
- Annual AFT Massachusetts Boston Teachers Union Paraprofessionals and School Related Personnel Conference - April 6, 2024
- Annual AFT Massachusetts Awards Dinner - May 3, 2024
- Annual AFT Massachusetts Convention - May 4, 2024