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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

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.

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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

Exec Vice President Laquetta Mackey Speaks Out At City Council Budget Hearing

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.”

 

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Protection For Your Loved Ones: 25,000 AD&D Insurance at No Additional Cost.

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Representation & Advocacy at School Board Meetings and City Council Budget Hearings

Cb 101 Webinar

Collective Bargaining

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.

About US

Our Story

In 1981, a charter was granted to the Norfolk Federation of Teachers (NFT) from our parent group, The American Federation of Teachers. 

Since receiving our Charter, the Federation has grown into a large organization representing more teachers and other school employees than any other group in Norfolk Public Schools. One reason for the NFT’s continual growth is the fact that our membership has been able to re-elect our leadership. This brings continuity and makes our leadership more effective, knowledgeable, and credible. 

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How Can I Receive Assistance With A Grievance?

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