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Randi Weingarten at a Massachusetts high school

Summer is upon us, and parents, children and teachers are winding down from what has been an exhausting and fully operational school year—the first since the devastating pandemic. The long-lasting impact of COVID-19 has affected our students’ and families’ well-being and ignited the politics surrounding public schools. All signs point to the coming school year unfolding with the same sound and fury, and if extremist culture warriors have their way, being even more divisive and stressful.


What unions do


In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest New York Times  column, she describes what it is exactly that unions do. Though unions are the most popular they have been in decades, anti-union sentiment still thrives in red states and across the nation. “Several years ago, The Atlantic ran a story whose headline made even me, a labor leader, scratch my head: ‘Union Membership: Very Sexy,’” Weingarten writes in the column. “The gist was that higher wages, health benefits and job security—all associated with union membership—boost one’s chances of getting married. Belonging to a union doesn’t actually guarantee happily ever after, but it does help working people have a better life in the here and now.” Click through to read the full column.

Randi Weingarten and NYC teacher Tamara Simpson

Attacks on public education in America by extremists and culture-war peddling politicians have reached new heights (“lows” may be more apt), but they are not new. The difference today is that the attacks are intended not just to undermine public education but to destroy it.

E.C.C.E. General Membership Meeting
Fri, May 27, 2016
12:00 p.m. East Dining
8:00 p.m. Alondra Room (Night shift)
ALL Classified Employees are welcome to attend.
Lunch will be served.
Bargaining Committee
See you all there!


Friday, September 25, 2015.

12:00 p.m. East Dining Room

8:00 p.m. Alondra Room (Night shift)

Lunch will be served.



Bills of Interest

A list of bills being considered by the legislation. Read more.

Reject plan for two-tier community college system

Legislators should reject a plan that would give faster access to in-demand community college classes to those students willing to pay more for the privilege. Read more