Statement on “gainful employment” regulations

The Department of Education released their “gainful employment” regulations yesterday. Below is a statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten on the new regs: _______________________________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 30, 2014 Contact: Richard Fowler 202-412-7745 rfowler@aft.org www.aft.org   AFT’s Weingarten on Gainful Employment Regulations WASHINGTON— Statement from American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the Department [...]

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SOLIDARITY ACTION ALERT

Tomorrow, October 23 is Reclaim Rutgers Day   Sisters and Brothers: Over 20,000 unionized faculty and staff at Rutgers University (half of them AFT members) are currently in negotiations and working under expired contracts. They have gone at least three years without a raise while the cost of living, particularly health care costs in the state [...]

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A sign of hope for adjuncts at Temple

When the public hears about the reality of adjunct faculty’s lives, the stories seem unbelievable but universal. There’s the low payment per course that is often below minimum wage when you compute actual hours. There’s the total lack of health, pension and other benefits that might make the low wages less ruinous. There’s the random [...]

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