News and Advocacy

In just the last three weeks of this new year, there have been 40 shootings. There were 647 mass shootings in 2022 alone. Firearms are now the number one cause of death among American children.
To deliver transformational change, Secretary Cardona urged everyone to act boldly and unapologetically to address student underperformance and decades of underinvestment.

The United States had 14.285 million union members in calendar 2022, 273,000 more than the year before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in its annual survey. 

Millions of dollars in federal grant money for student mental health is being made available by the U.S. Department of Education to state education agencies and local school districts. 

Now is the time for you to act to make sure your district doesn't lose out on this opportunity.

House Democrats praise SEL programs, Republicans criticize spending.
More than 90% of the nation’s 5,400 minor league baseball players signed National Labor Relations Board union election authorization cards to join the Major League Baseball Players Association.
"We are so excited to see the MLBPA join the AFL-CIO," said American Federation of School Administrators President Dr. Leonard P. Pugliese. "No matter if you work in a factory, hit a ball on a field or run a school, we are all workers united together wanting a collective voice on the jobs we do everyday. As I always say, union equals power."

Our union is our power.

Since the creation of labor unions in the 1860s, people who work for a living have used their collective voice to make change: fighting for higher pay, reducing wage inequality, promoting better and safer working conditions, pushing for health care and retirement benefits, advocating for public education and civic participation. 

It hasn’t always been easy, but the battles have transformed America. 

The White House is focusing on spreading the word about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program limited waiver for educators, school personnel, administrators, professors and other employees at all education levels.