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We want to make sure our organizing unions are on board and are accountable for results. We have to firm up the structure and the financing. We want to concentrate our resources on organizing.

AFL-CIO Convention delegates, including five representing AFSA,  elected Liz Shuler to serve as president of the federation of 57 unions and 12.5 million members.

"We call on the Biden administration to do its part to assist borrowers hampered by crippling debt.

Administrators striving to safeguard their schools know that how quickly police arrive on the scene makes a critical difference. Every second counts in an emergency. Now, working with AFSA and local educators, New Jersey has enacted a law requiring public schools statewide to install panic alarms directly linked to local law enforcement.

As principals we know that virtually no institution rivals the importance of Americas public schools to our communities, economy and democracy. They bring neighbors together, set students on paths of opportunity and instill a spirit of civic engagement in each new generation.

The AFL-CIO will not be making an early endorsement in the 2020 presidential contest.

There will be no early endorsement of any of the candidates who have announced, Lee Saunders, chair of the federations political committee, told Peoples World, as he arrived in New Orleans for the 2019 winter meeting of the AFL-CIO Executive Council.

The wave of teachers walkouts and strikes for almost a year forced on the workers by penny-pinching and tax-cutting GOP administrations and politicians represent successful examples of community-based action where victories benefit everyone, says Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten.

The President may have been a month late with his FY20 budget owing to the 35-day federal government shutdown, but his proposed slashing of the education budget could have been predicted a year ago, maybe two years ago. That's because it looks a lot like his FY18 and FY19 budget proposals.