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Category Archive: AFT

  • CUF Calls Out Teachers Unions For Anti-Student Agenda in New Video, Website

    Posted on Sep 03, 2021 by Team

    This Labor Day weekend, the Center for Union Facts launched a new campaign to hold teachers unions accountable for keeping schools shuttered and students stuck at home during the pandemic. Despite the best efforts of teachers union leaders — including the American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) Randi Weingarten — to rewrite history, teachers unions were […]

  • Lawsuit Accuses AFT Local of Misusing Members’ Dues Money

    Posted on Jul 30, 2021 by Team

    The Mississippi chapter of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has a bone to pick with its parent union and its president Randi Weingarten. The state-based union recently filed a lawsuit against AFT “alleging ‘breach of fiduciary duty’ and ‘tortious interference’ arising from a dispute over unpaid dues from its Jackson local.” The suit states that back […]

  • Teachers Union Prez Faces Backlash After Claiming Unions Wanted to Reopen Schools During Pandemic

    Posted on Jun 30, 2021 by Team

    American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten started a wildfire on Twitter after she claimed that teachers unions have been trying to reopen schools since the start of the pandemic. The laughable claim was made after one online user replied to a post about Weingarten where she discussed schools reopening and children recovering after the […]

  • Progressive Leader Calls Out Chicago Teachers Union’s Push To Keep Schools Closed

    Posted on Feb 24, 2021 by Team

    Teachers unions across the country have fought to keep schools closed, and students stuck at home during the pandemic. Despite a growing body of research that shows schools can reopen safely, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has been one of the loudest voices against reopening. But even Democrats — usually union allies — are getting […]

  • SEIU Scraps Health and Safety Program. Too Much Politics?

    Posted on Jun 21, 2018 by Team

    According to Jordan Barab, a former Labor Department official under President Obama and longtime union staffer, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is scrapping its health and safety program. The SEIU—America’s largest labor union and one of its most politically active—is laying off its last health and safety official, Mark Catlin, next month. As Barab […]

  • WSJ Editorial Board Slams Teachers Unions

    Posted on Jul 18, 2017 by Team

    A few days ago, The Wall Street Journal‘s Editorial Board slammed the New York-based United Federation of Teachers (UFT), which is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers. The Editorial Board specifically criticized the UFT’s efforts to reinstate poor teachers “who couldn’t be fired but no one wanted.” Here’s how the editorial began: For decades the United Federation […]

  • Union President Pay Watch, 2017

    Posted on May 17, 2017 by Team

    The AFL-CIO, America’s largest federation of labor unions, recently released its annual Executive Paywatch report. It’s a routine attempt to, as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka puts it, expose the “greed of corporate CEOs.” The report alleges that the average S&P 500 CEO earned $13.1 million in total compensation in 2016, while the typical U.S. rank-and-file worker […]

  • New Ad Exposes Randi Weingarten

    Posted on Jan 17, 2017 by Team

    Union bosses like Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, are attacking Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos for supporting education reform. On Tuesday, the Center for Union Facts hit back with a full-page advertisement in Roll Call, exposing Weingarten for her dismal record. The New York Post covered the ad here. See it for yourself: