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Category Archive: AFT

  • AFT Prez Called Out for Tone-Deaf Trip to Ukraine

    Posted on Oct 11, 2022 by Team

    Earlier this week, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten tweeted that she was heading to the Ukraine border to “assess the situation.” If you’re wondering what the president of an American teachers union was possibly doing almost a world away from the U.S….you’re not alone. People were quick to clap back at Weingarten for […]

  • Advocacy Group Urges IRS to Investigate AFT's Political Spending

    Posted on Sep 27, 2022 by Team

    Earlier this month, the Landmark Legal Foundation filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding the American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) political spending. The 14-page complaint suggests that the AFT uses its general treasury funds to finance political activity, despite reporting zero dollars in political expenditures on the union’s tax returns. Through extensive […]

  • 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 […]