In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT president Randi Weingarten talks about the accomplishments to date of the Affordable Care Act, even in its early stages. And she discusses the vital role that nurses and healthcare workers—the AFT is one of the largest unions of nurses in the country—play in enhancing patient care and improving the healthcare system. Read Weingarten's column.
The leaders of two labor organizations representing healthcare professionals announced on Feb. 14 that they have approved an affiliation agreement that will bring 34,000 registered nurses into the AFT, the largest union of professionals in the AFL-CIO.
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Thanks for visiting! We are currently in the process of combining the FACE site with the FACE Blog. Until we complete that task, you will find materials and information about FACE legislation here and updates, news, and discussions over at the blog.
FACE is a nationwide effort by state and local affiliates of the American Federation of Teachers focused on achieving two goals:
- Ensuring that all faculty members receive the financial and professional support they need to do their best work;
- Establishing a better balance between the number of full-time tenured faculty, and part- and full-time nontenure-track faculty.
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The FACE campaign’s legislative effort is based on model legislation developed by AFT Higher Education. Individual states have already adapted this model to fit the structures in their states.
Collective bargaining is another key component in the FACE campaign since it establishes working standards and promotes good practices at the campus level.
Only through the collective action of faculty can the academic staffing structure be changed to promote the fair treatment of all. The FACE campaign strives to organize, in particular, contingent faculty.
A DYNAMIC CAMPAIGN! FACE initiatives are happening nationally and statewide everyday. FACE the News chronicles our efforts while FACE in the Media offers what outsiders are saying about the campaign. For information from individual states, visit the FACE in the States page.
Gun violence is a tragic, pervasive part of American life. Assassins’ bullets have felled presidents and national icons. Americans are 20 times more likely to be killed by a gun than residents of other developed countries. Even those who had grown numb to the everyday carnage were shaken last month by the unthinkable murder of the most innocent of innocents—young children in their classrooms. In the weeks since the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., more than 900 people in the United States have died from gun violence. This must end. Read Weingarten's column.
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