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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.
Internet access is coming to more students with the FCC approving an order that sets up a $7 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund, authorized in the American Rescue Plan.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been blamed for exacerbating inequities in our schools and for students falling through the cracks.
Statement From CPAA President Troy LaRaviere
on the Resignation of the CPS CEO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MIA MAYNARD
mmaynard@mycpaa.com
(312) 263-7915

AFSA’s Triennial Convention that was scheduled for this summer in Puerto Rico has been postponed because of COVID-19. The convention will be rescheduled for the summer of 2022.

The AFL-CIO also has postponed its Constitutional Convention by one year; it now will be held in Philadelphia by the end of June 2022.

A resolution passed by the AFSA General Executive Board stated:

WHEREAS, the AFSA Constitution states that a convention be held every third year during the month of July or August, and 

The severe shortages of school-based mental health professionals is a growing concern.

AFSA has been working hard on Capitol Hill and with the White House to move education to the front burner. Our efforts are showing dividends, as the first 100 days of President Biden’s term have been historic for K–12 education funding, and we have witnessed significant victories for organized labor. Here is a quick review: