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Aug 3 • 29 tweets • 12 min read
HAPPENING NOW: @rweingarten talks to the @nysut conference of leaders. Follow along in the thread below.
.@rweingarten: After the 2016 election, several of us got together in Washington DC to see what we needed to do next. Rather than talking about politicians to voting, we now focus first on what the values are to lead people to vote.
Jun 2 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
HAPPENING NOW: @rweingarten talks to @ABCNewsLive about gun violence, educator stress, and more. Follow along in the thread below.
.@rweingarten: There are some great aspects of technology, like me joining you from Buffalo after visiting an amazing elementary school. We’re headed to a unity rally next. We must lift up the victims of this senseless tragedy and not forget #Buffalo.
Jun 2 • 5 tweets • 5 min read
Good afternoon from Buffalo, NY, where we’re visiting with students and educators at Stanley M. Makowski Early Childhood Center. We’ll be joining the community later this evening in a unity rally demanding that lawmakers #EndGunViolenceNow. @nysut@BfloTeachersFed
The Makowski school (School 99) teaches kids from K-4 and recently became a community school with resources and academy available on the weekends. @nysut
May 31 • 10 tweets • 8 min read
Investing in electric school buses will help our students breathe easier. Building buses union will enable communities to thrive. We must do both.
Together with @UAW, we’re calling for a #cleantransition that includes electric school buses made with union labor.
Our youngest learners are negatively impacted by constant teacher and staff turnover due to the chronic public underfunding of early childhood education programs. #Childcare and #Prek educators deserve #WorthyWages! Today is #WorthyWageDay—retweet to show your support.
Since 1992, individuals, organizations and educators have come together around May 1st to fight for #worthywages for #ChildCare and #PreK educators. Why are we fighting for the same thing 30 years later? #SolveChildCare
Apr 30 • 22 tweets • 12 min read
.@rweingarten is welcoming attendees at the AFT Eastern Leader Conference, sharing the importance of being a part of a community.
"Our fight is a noble fight. Our fight is an important fight." - @rweingarten#ReclaimOurFuture
Apr 23 • 38 tweets • 12 min read
Welcome to the opening general session for this year’s @PSRP_AFT Conference!
After our welcome from AFT PSRP Director @LaLaSamet, we’ll hear from AFT PSRP PPC Chair Shelvy Y. Abrams and keynote speaker AFT President @rweingarten. Follow along! 🧵
You all are what makes our schools and colleges run. Thank you, thank you… This conference is about celebrating all of you.
Shelvy Y. Abrams
Apr 21 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
.@rweingarten to @uicgeo: The bottom line is this, and you’ve all said it already: Together we can accomplish what we cannot alone. Now if you’re Bezos or Musk or DeVos, you can probably do a lot alone. But for us, we need to join together to have power. #GEOonStrike
.@rweingarten: Power is not just a given. You have to take it. You have to build it. This is a time-honored tradition - joining together, waking together, arriving together. That’s how we build a better life for ourselves and our communities. #GEOonStrike
Apr 20 • 9 tweets • 6 min read
Good morning from Detroit, MI! We're kicking off our day with @aftmichigan and @DFT231 at Charles L. Spain Elementary-Middle School, visiting students and their educators.
In this art class, students are learning about abstract, realism and symmetry.
Tell the truth. Tell the truth about America history. And you can’t talk about American history without African American history. @fedingram
African Americans deserve to not only be at the table but to be a part of the fabric of America. @fedingram
“With us, you have a familia.” @AFTEVPDeJesus talks to the newest local officers from Lake County Federation of Teachers as they are sworn in. #IAmAFT@iftaft
AFT’s Jessica Smith explains our partnership with Cornell University on our collective bargaining training to help our newest officers in Lake County prepare. #IAmAFT@IFTAFT
Oct 15, 2021 • 33 tweets • 11 min read
This afternoon President @rweingarten is joining the @TaubmanCenter's School Choice in the Post-Pandemic Era conference. 🧵
Since the beginning of August, I have visited scores of public schools in 20 states and territories, 40-50 schools in 30 different localities. @rweingarten
Good morning from Lancaster, PA! @rweingarten is joining @BCTGM Local 374G President Kerry Williams and Harry Kaiser as Kellogg’s workers strike for a fair contract. #KelloggsStrike
.@rweingarten: Kellogg’s workers across the country are fighting for a better life for themselves and their families. #KelloggsStrike
Oct 13, 2021 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
Watch Live: @rweingarten is announcing the settlement of Weingarten v. DeVos. #PSLF
The promise made to you in 2007 by Congress that if you work in public service you will have your loan forgiven, that promise is being fulfilled. - @rweingarten#PSLF
Oct 13, 2021 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Some important highlights of this settlement:
✅ Borrowers whose applications for #PSLF were denied will now be reconsidered
Aug 27, 2021 • 51 tweets • 23 min read
"So how exactly would the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act affect me?"
Glad you asked. Here's a helpful state-by-state breakdown from the @AFLCIO on how this bipartisan bill will benefit your state. #BuildBackBetter 🧵
Here's how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would benefit Alabama. #BuildBackBetter