Congratulations to the 1st Train the Trainer class of AFT! We learned so much and we are excited to provide our students, colleagues, families and community with this training! Welcome the new AVERT instructors!
AFT LOCAL 420
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Executive Board Members
Attorney George Suggs did the swearing in of the Executive Board.
Standing in Solidarity with UAW!
When our union brothers and sisters need us, we show up! We Fight and We Care!
“Given that the present rate of COVID-19 infections is unstable and the numbers of cases in the City of St. Louis are increasing, as well as, information provided by Dr. Deborah Birx, a AFT St. Louis has no other choice but to recommend that St. Louis Public Schools open with 100% virtual instruction at this time,” says Ray Cummings, Interim President, of AFT, St. Louis, Local 420, AFLCIO.
Local 420 has adopted two main goals for reopening our schools.
First, to make sure that when our schools do reopen they are safe for students, staff, and the students’ families. In consultation with the St. Louis Department of Health according to CDC guidelines;Our second goal is that our students will receive quality instruction which will result in successful outcomes for them and our community.
Use of Video CallsUntil the beginning of our on-line teaching to many of us, the term “Zoom” referred to an album by that famous American funk and soul band the Commodores from the 1980s. However, in just a short time, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and any of the other remote conferencing platforms are now a part of our everyday conversations. Like any other new technological tool, the natural inclination is to try to apply them to all parts of our lives. So it is just natural that some might even wonder can they be used to conduct membership meetings. The short answer is no, just
Our present contract expires on June 30, 2020.If a tentative agreement is not reached before the deadline, do not worry. It is not unusual to have a contract expire and if it does, we will continue working under our present contract language until an agreement is reached. Our salaries will also remain the same and then when an agreement is reached salaries will be retroactive back to the 1st day of the new contract.
According to our By-Laws, negotiations & a ratification vote (approval of the contract) with SLPS is as follows: