Eight national unions announced that they have ratified a first-ever national collective bargaining agreement with the American Red Cross. The unions formed a coalition to address the financial challenges facing Red Cross as well as key workforce issues.
Our union is our members, and on this Labor Day weekend, I couldn't be prouder of the 1.6 million hardworking nurses, teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty and public employees who work day in and day out to teach our kids, keep our families healthy and improve our communities, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.
September is Sepsis Awareness Month, and as part of a campaign to educate people about the condition, the Rory Staunton Foundation held its second annual National Forum in Washington, D.C. The AFT is part of the awareness effort.
September is Sepsis Awareness Month, and as part of a campaign to educate people about the condition, the Rory Staunton Foundation held its second annual National Forum in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16.
Randi Weingarten, who took part in the event, let the crowd know that the AFT—which co-sponsored the forum— is working to build awareness of sepsis. "We have to make sure that there is more awareness in every place where we are—whether it's in prekindergarten-12 education or in states where we represent the majority of RNs who are organized. We have to raise the issue, and we have to talk about it."
The State has extended the 2015 Wellness Plan healthy activities deadline to December 31, 2015. This means that participants now have an additional 90 days to complete the following activities for 2015: