WSTU 75th Anniversary Party--a Diamond Celebration

Did you miss our 75th Birthday party at Lucky Strike in Lombard? If so, this presentation, which played at the 27 September event, can give you some of the history and present-day information about our storied local, now three-quarters of a century young!

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Building Rep Workshop held at Local 571

Learn everything you need to be an effective building representative! Mr. Tom Smith and Ms. Arnavaz Mistry-Mujthaba, IFT Field Representatives, will be holding this timely three hour dinner-workshop on October 7. But hurry: spots are filling quickly and the deadline is October 2nd!


Speak up for the Children to ISBE

The Illinois State Board of Education is holding three more hearings for the public to speak up on where budget priorities need to lie. These events will help ISBE to shape the budget request its leaders will send to the Governor for the coming fiscal year. This will be a particularly tough year, given the state's dire financial situation: we face a nearly $12 billion budget hole, and more revenues are desperately needed to stabilize critical services for kids and families.

Boycott Hyatt until they negotiate fairly!

Your union brothers and sisters at Hyatt hotels have been without a contract for over a year now. But if we join together, our economic impact will be felt. Please join our boycott and sign our pledge so that Hyatt workers can get more work place justice.

Presidents and Treasurers: Your growing season is NOW!

If you have not done so already, union leader, sign in to AFT Leadernet today. You'll get a lots of free online resources to help you make your organization grow. Have instant access to AFT Plus benefit links, clip art galleries, document templates, survey makers, online form creators, and other useful tools.