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LFT congratulates Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards

(New Orleans – November 21, 2015) “The right man at the right time for Louisiana.” That is how Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan introduced Representative John Bel Edwards when the Federation announced its endorsement last March.

Voters obviously agreed, and Rep. Edwards will become Governor Edwards on January 11, 2016.


LFT's Runoff Election Endorsements

The Louisiana Federation of Teachers and our partners have endorsed Representative John Bel Edwards for governor and Mayor Melvin "Kip" Holden for Lt. Governor in the November 21 runoff election. Early voting begins on Saturday, November 7 and runs through November 14, except for Sunday, November 8 and Veterans' Day, November 11.

Here is a list of candidates endorsed by LFT in other races:


Your LFT Connection: John Bel Edwards for governor!

For the past eight years, John Bel Edwards has been steadfast in his support for public education. Even when Gov. Jindal’s ratings were above 60%, John Bel was unafraid to say that the Jindal plan was bad for Louisiana. He has been a voice of reason standing against those who led the state to the brink of disaster.


Professional Development Workshops for 2015-2016

UTNO is proud to offer professional development workshops from the "Strategies for Student Success" series. These workshops feature research-based content on teaching and learning for novice and veteran teachers alike. Workshops will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and on Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Register Today!


Morris Jeff Teachers Present Collective Bargaining Petition

(New Orleans – March 24, 2015) Teachers at Morris Jeff Community School today petitioned their administration and board to recognize the United Teachers of New Orleans as their representative and to begin negotiations on a collective bargaining agreement.

One of the driving forces behind their desire to unionize is a lack of job security at their charter school.

To read the full press release click here.