The Faculty of Benjamin Franklin High School Sent a Clear Message When They Demonstrated Over 85% Support For Their Union.More
Camron T. Cheeks, a sixth-grade student at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School of Literature and Technology in New Orleans, is the designer of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers’ 2014 holiday greeting card. Camron’s teacher is William Jones.
Until this year, the post-Katrina school system in New Orleans has been a model of hostility to unions. Then came a jolt: A surprise pro-union petition from many of the city’s most admired teachers at its renowned Benjamin Franklin High School.
Louisiana Federation of Teachers will hold its 50th Anniversary Convention in the city of New Orleans this November. United Teachers of New Orleans is proud to be the host local. We are looking for help to plan and carry out the activities associated with this very special convention. If you are interested in working on any of the committees, please contact: Myrtis Johnson, Katrena Ndang, or Juanita Bailey at 504-304-2160.
The Committees are:
- Kit Committee
- Registration Committee
- Door Prize Committee
- Host Committee
- Monitor Committee
- Speaker Committee
- Social Committee
Thank you. We look forward to your involvement to make this a Convention to remember!
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!
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.
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