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General Membership Meeting

Calling all UTNO Members! (see flyer)

Please join us for our General Membership Meeting:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd.
Refreshments and on-site child care provided

LFT mourns passing of Elsie Burkhalter

The Louisiana Federation of Teachers mourns the passing of Elsie Burkhalter, who founded the St. Tammany Federation of Teachers and School Employees and served as Vice President of both the LFT and the American Federation of Teachers.


UTNO Endorsements for November 8 Election

The election on November 8 is one of the most important we've faced in many years, especially at the local level. The school board election is particularly important. Here are our endorsements and recommendations for the election. Remember: YOUR VOTE COUNTS!


Tammany educators approve new contract

(Covington – October 20, 2016) Nearly 200 teachers and school employees met Tuesday night to unanimously approve a new contract between the St. Tammany Federation of Teachers and School Employees and the parish school board.


LFT leader takes columnist to school

Responding to a column in The Advocate, LFT Interim President Larry Carter made it clear that the Federation supports the idea of a year-long residency for new teachers, but has concerns about the plan approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.


LFT’s Larry Carter named to ESSA panel








(Baton Rouge – October 5, 2016) Louisiana Federation of Teachers Interim President Larry Carter has been named to Governor John Bel Edwards’ advisory panel on the Every Student Succeeds Act, a federal education law aimed at improving student performance in public schools.