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The Meriden Federation of Teachers salutes the teachers of Newtown and have joined many others to provide them with support.
The MFT made a donation of $1,000 to DonorsChoose.org/Newtown. The money raised by DonorsChoose.org will be divided equally among teachers in Newtown. Each teacher may use his or her allocated funds to purchase classroom materials, fund a project or use as an opportunity to demonstrate the act of giving by paying it forward.
AFT CT has set up a Peer Assistance Support Line for our Newtown brothers and sisters and 12 of our members answered my call for help, I thank each one of you for your kindness.
This tragedy has touched all of our lives and the MFT will continue to support Newtown.
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In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT president Randi Weingarten writes about the challenge of making sure more students can earn college degrees at a time when the skyrocketing cost of higher education threatens to put it out of reach for many people. Read the full column.
The challenges the AFT faces demand a different approach to unionism—an approach that is relevant and appropriate to the 21st century, that is creative and visionary, and that unifies the members of our union with those we serve. This is what we call solution-driven unionism. We know that across the AFT, there are many inspiring examples of collective work to improve our workplaces and our communities. That's why we created the Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism: to recognize extraordinary accomplishments that exemplify our mission of providing high-quality public education, healthcare and public services. More Information