Palomar College Takes CFPB Pledge

This fall, I was part of a group of part-time faculty members of AFT 6161 who launched a campaign calling on Palomar College to take the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) pledge to inform employees of their student loan repayment options and help them apply for loan forgiveness. We posted a petition on Coworker.org and circulated it among our [...]

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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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