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Strikes and shutdowns

In Los Angeles, UTLA members took to the picket lines because their schools are starved of resources. In Washington, D.C., President Trump has shut down the government to secure his border wall. In her monthly New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes that when our elected leaders fail, whether by not funding public schools or by shutting down services that provide for our safety, they strike at the very heart of what makes us a democratic republic. Read the full column.

Struggling in a ‘strong’ economy

In her monthly New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten highlights the massive gap between President Trump’s rhetoric and reality.  While the well-to-do are doing very well in the current economy, working Americans have been left behind. Weingarten demands leaders take action to benefit all Americans by ensuring accessible, affordable healthcare for all; reining in college debt; and adequately funding public education. Read the full column.

MFT Members Rally After Janus Ruling

"Local union members expressed similar sentiments during the rally, which took place the afternoon after the decision. Jennifer Vaillancourt, a veteran Minneapolis teacher, said in an interview that the country needs strong public unions and that the Minneapolis teachers union works hard to ensure kids receive the best possible education."

Full article at the Southwest Journal.

School Board Candidates Endorsement Letter

Dear voter,


As teachers who care deeply about Minneapolis Public Schools, it is with great hope and a clear vision for where our schools need to go, that we are asking you to vote for Kimberly Caprini and Josh Pauly for school board directors at-large.