Collective Bargaining Webinar
1 Per Month
On May 1, 2021 Virginia’s public sector collective bargaining law took effect. Collective bargaining is a historic opportunity for Virginians to be represented in their workplace.
Building Representative Training
4 Per School Year
Build power and strengthening our communities. Building Reps are such a vital part to being an effective union!
Hold the School Board Accountable
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In an unprecedented move, NPS school board members and chair, Carlos Clanton turned off all streaming of the public comment period that is held on non agenda items. He is using intimidation tactics as union members, public employees, and community members demand more resources for their schools, their students, and their educators.
August 8th, 2022
End of Convention 2022
Listen to National Union President, Randi Weingarten speak at the end of the National AFT Convention.
Collective bargaining is a legal process where representatives of the local union and representatives of the district meet to negotiate over terms and conditions of employment; the agreed upon result is the collective bargaining agreement, aka CBA. The agreement would apply to all employees who are included in the bargaining unit.
School Board Member Lauren Campsen Stops and Speaks to Picketing NFT Members
On August 3, 2022, NFT members came together to rally outside the NPS School Administration Building to demand the continuation of public comments on non-agenda items at school board meetings.
April 6, 2022
More and more teachers are leaving NPS due to the lack of urgency the school board is showing us in regards to putting us our right steps. I say to the city council RESCUE US! Every year that I am loyal to NPS I am getting less retirement and less social security.
February 16, 2022
President Thomas Calhoun Speaks Out At School Board Meeting
“I can’t believe y’all continue to let this happen, you know about retaliation and harassment. They harassed her right into the hospital.
I’m here tonight to tell you what happened. I’m going to be here next month and next month till somebody stops there three women for what they’re doing to this special education teacher.”
Why Join NFT
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Cb 101 Webinar
The Norfolk Federation of Teachers wants to educate and inform members on what collective bargaining is and isn’t, and collaboratively work on ways we can win CB in NPS.
In 1981, a charter was granted to the Norfolk Federation of Teachers (NFT) from our parent group, The American Federation of Teachers.
The American Federation Of Teachers Represents
Early Childhood Educators
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