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Union Talk

Nov 4, 2022

AFT President Randi Weingarten is joined by four congressional candidates—Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Jahana Hayes (Connecticut) and candidates Nikki Budzinski (Illinois) and Robert Zimmerman (New York)—during the AFT Votes bus tour to discuss what is truly at stake during this pivotal election.


Oct 3, 2022

Teacher and school staff shortages can be solved. In places like Houston, Texas, districts are working with educators to raise salaries, which has hugely helped address shortages. AFT President Weingarten is joined by Texas AFT President Zeph Capo and Dallas math teacher Rosemary Curts to discuss the findings of the...


Sep 16, 2022

Randi joins Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, White House COVID Response Coordinator Ashish Jha, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, and NEA President Becky Pringle for an important discussion to help families navigate Back to School season amidst COVID, Monkeypox,...


Aug 5, 2022

This year's convention saw an amazing roster of speakers -- labor leaders, entertainers, elected officials, activists and even the First Lady of the United States -- who all took the stage to share inspirational messages of hope and power. In this episode you will hear highlights from: US Secretary of Labor Marty...


Jul 21, 2022

This year's AFT convention kicked off with a rousing state of the union speech by President Randi Weingarten where she addressed more than 3,000 delegates, launched a landmark What Kids and Communities Need campaign and challenged the union’s 1.7 million members to fight for freedom and democracy, uphold decency...