The Faculty of Benjamin Franklin High School Sent a Clear Message When They Demonstrated Over 85% Support For Their Union.More
(Baton Rouge – July 29, 2014) Moments after the state’s highest education board voted today to sue Gov. Bobby Jindal for blocking the funds to pay for Common Core testing, LFT President Steve Monaghan urged the board to suspend high-stakes testing until the controversy is resolved.
(Baton Rouge - July 18, 2014) The political feud between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Superintendent of Education John White must be resolved quickly so that teachers and their students can get down to the work of education, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan said today.
Fiercely determined. Strongly protective of public education.
After years of attacks on our teachers and our schools, the Louisiana Federation of Teachers brought the fight to reclaim the promise of public education to the Louisiana Legislature.
In an effort to silence the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and other public sector unions, bills have been introduced to strike at the unions’ source of funding.
Powerful, well-funded organizations like the National Right to Work Committee in Washington, D.C. and the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry are pushing HB 172 by Rep. Kirk Talbot (R-River Ridge), HB 451 by Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport) and HB 1059, also by Rep. Talbot. The bills would prohibit public sector unions from collecting member dues through payroll deduction.
Gwendolyn Laurendine is Geraldine Bell Award recipient
United Teachers of New Orleans member Gwendolyn Laurendine was named the Geraldine Bell Memorial Award winner at the Louisiana Federation of Teachers Paraprofessional and School Related Personnel Conference, held on February 22 at the Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel.
The annual PSRP Conference recognizes the contributions of school support staff. It includes professional development workshops, briefings on important legislative and educational issues, and awards to honor the achievements of members.