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"The AFT, AFT President Randi Weingarten and eight individual AFT member plaintiffs have reached a landmark settlement with the U.S. Department of Education in the case Weingarten v. DeVos, and as a result tens of thousands of student loan borrowers can expect imminent relief from their student debt. The suit, originally filed in July 2019, addresses the Education Department’s utter failure to deliver on its own Public Service Loan Forgiveness program."

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Each year, many of our members transfer from one worksite to another. Some years it has taken us months to learn where you have been assigned to work. There is a great deal of important and beneficial information that comes from both the local and national AFT that you should not miss.

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Photo of AFT President Randi Weingarten addressing TEACH 2023

The AFT has always been a solutions-driven union, and our new campaign, launched during TEACH on July 21, proves it once again with a fresh, practical approach to strengthening public education. As AFT President Randi Weingarten pointed out during her keynote speech, the $5 million, yearlong campaign, “Real Solutions for Kids and Communities,” stands up against attacks on public schools and offers real-world solutions to build up, rather than break down, our communities.


If you have lost your membership card and you would like a replacement, you may request a new card by logging on at At the bottom of the page, click on contact the AFT Membership Department. Complete the entire form. In the drop down box select, “I need a replacement membership card.” A valid home and e-mail address must be provided. Remember your local number is 4260. If you need additional help, contact our local office, 826-9210.