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Webinars, Zooms, virtual conferences… from the CFT, AFT, AFL-CIO, state Dept. of Education, Community College Chancellor, and other labor groups… all related to the effects of the coronavirus.

June 2 | AFT PSRP – Getting Back to Work Safely

Taking Our Seat at the Table: A Primer on Getting Back to Work Safely

Tuesday, June 2 @ at 3 pm Eastern (12 pm Pacific)

This webinar below is part of the AFT’s reopening series. A genuine safe return to work requires an active and engaged union and the involvement of other key stakeholders in developing, implementing and evaluating pandemic plans. The health and safety of the workforce is top priority among the many important work-related issues unions will need to discuss with employers during this difficult time. Each constituency of the AFT has unique challenges and idiosyncrasies. This work can only be done when we have a seat at the table with the employer. We are a fundamental stakeholder in emergency and pandemic planning. Health and safety is a mandatory subject of bargaining. Our hope is that you’ll leave this webinar with an idea of your next steps and the basis of an action plan.

Joseph T. Hughes Jr., M.P.H., branch chief, Worker Education and Training Branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will share key principles of preparedness planning and why our union must have a genuine role in the process. A panel of leaders and members will also share insights into their work on preparedness planning teams. Zeph Capo, president of AFT Texas, will discuss actions in Texas to get the union on pandemic planning teams at the state level; he will lead us into breakout sessions by division so we can dive a little deeper into exploring our union’s response efforts and assess resources and other needs to get this work done.

June 2 | CDE School Nutrition Town Hall

School Nutrition Town Hall

Tuesday, June 2 @ 2 pm

The Nutrition Services Division (NSD) is hosting Tuesdays@2 virtual town hall events every other week to provide an opportunity for schools to discuss plans and best practices for reopening their food service operations. Panelists will include:

  • Michelle Drake, Director, Food and Nutrition Services, Elk Grove Unified School District
  • Laura Jacobo, Director, Nutrition Services, Woodlake Unified
  • Daryl Hickey, Director, Food Nutrition Services, Pomona Unified
  • Vince Caguin, Director, Nutrition Services and Warehousing, Natomas Unified

Please click this link to join the webinar.

  • Webinar ID: 983 3458 0470
  • Password: 182792

June 3 | AFL-CIO Labor Leaders Address Racial Injustice

Labor Leaders Address Racial Injustice – A Facebook Live Conversation

Wednesday, June 3 @ 11 am Eastern (8 am Pacific)

Speakers include:

  • Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO President
  • Randi Weingarten, AFT President
  • Lee Saunders, President AFSCME
  • Lonnie Stephenson, President IBEW
  • D. Taylor, President UNITE-HERE
  • Glenn Kelly, President BAC Local 8

Tune in on the AFL-CIO Facebook page.

June 3 | Call to Action for California’s Community Colleges 

A Call to Action for California’s Community Colleges 

Wednesday, June 3 @ 9 am to 10:30 am

Our students, our communities and our colleagues are hurting. We are all in this together. Please join us to learn about how our system will take action to address structural racism and ensure that our communities and students have access to an equal educational opportunity.

June 9 | Tuesday Nights with AFT – Town Hall

Join the AFT on the second and fourth Tuesday nights of the month

Tuesday, June 9 @ at 6:45 pm Eastern (3:45 pm Pacific)

Please join AFT President Randi Weingarten every Tuesday night at 3:45 pm (Pacific) in AFT’s weekly tele-townhall.  Weingarten takes on a different topic each week and hosts high-profile guests to address the issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting on May 26, AFT shifted the weekly tele-townhall meetings from weekly to the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. 

June 11 | Is There Peril or Promise in Online Learning?

Getting Back to School: Is There Peril or Promise in Online Learning?

Thursday, June 11 @ 3pm Eastern (12 noon Pacific)

Policymakers, school administrators, educators, and parents continue to make difficult choices due to lost school days, continued social distancing, and precarious public budgets. 

While the pandemic has required a shift to distance learning, ultimately we know that in-person classroom teaching, learning, and interaction is the best way to provide a well-rounded and equitable education. Despite this, ed tech and online education companies see the crisis as an opportunity to further privatize and profit off of public school students.

Speakers

  • Dr. Gary Miron, Professor, Western Michigan University College of Education 
  • Dr. Daniela Kruel DiGiacomo, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky School of Information Science
  • Kiki Ochoa, High school teacher and parent, San Diego, California
  • Morcease Beasley, Superintendent, Clayton County School District, Georgia

What is the future of public education? This virtual panel is co-sponsored by In the Public Interest, National Education Policy Center, National Superintendents Roundtable, Network for Public Education, and Local Progress.

June 23 | Tuesday Nights with AFT – Town Hall

Join the AFT on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month

Tuesday, June 23 @ at 6:45 pm Eastern (3:45 pm Pacific)

Please join AFT President Randi Weingarten every Tuesday night at 3:45 pm (Pacific) in AFT’s weekly tele-townhall.  Weingarten takes on a different topic each week and hosts high-profile guests to address the issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting on May 26, AFT shifted the weekly tele-townhall meetings from weekly to twice a month — the second and fourth Tuesdays.