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Faculty Union Files Lawsuit to Block Closure of City College of San Francisco

San Francisco—Today on the steps of San Francisco City Hall, the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 2121 held a press conference announcing they are filing a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court to block the planned closure of CCSF. Speaking were students, faculty, and elected officials determined to keep CCSF open [...]

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AAUP and AFT Leaders Say Tentative Agreement At University of Oregon Is a Milestone for Academic Profession

WASHINGTON—National leaders of the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers praised the historic agreement announced Thursday night between their joint affiliate, United Academics, and the University of Oregon. AAUP and AFT officials said the tentative two-year agreement demonstrates how the two unions are working together to strengthen colleges and universities [...]

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AFT mourns loss of Nick Yovnello, N.J. higher ed leade

The AFT is remembering the longtime contributions of Nicholas Yovnello, president of the Council of New Jersey State College Locals, who died in a car accident July 7 in Washington Township, N.J. He was 64. Yovnello was a member of the AFT Higher Education program and policy council. He led the CNJSCL starting in 1997, [...]

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