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Apply now for the Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism

The AFT, in partnership with the Albert Shanker Institute and the AFT Innovation Fund, is accepting applications for the second annual $25,000 Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism, which honors the most innovative, inspiring examples of collaborative work by our state and local affiliates.

Reclaiming the Promise push focuses on public services

The AFT launched its national campaign to reclaim the promise of high-quality public services during a visit to Kansas, which, like too many other states, has slashed taxes for corporations and the wealthy while cutting and privatizing public services.

A hand up is not a handout

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.

Want a raise???

Although KOSE bargains for pay raises, those pay raises have to be placed in the budget and approved by the legislature before they can take effect.  Last year for the first time, the Kansas Legislature aproved a two-year budget.  That budget did not include raises for state employees.

The 2014 legislative session begins on Monday, January 13.  Contact your legislators and tell them that pay increases for state employees should be a priority!

State Social Media Policy

In July 2013, the State distributed a Social Media Policy for employees of the State of Kansas. Some important points about the policy follow.

2013 Topeka Mobilization Events

In May 2013, AFT members from across the nation converged on Kansas in solidarity with its working families.  More than 30 AFT brothers and sisters from Wisconsin, Alaska, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Illinois, Colorado, and North Dakota came out to Topeka to work with KOSE  organizing and mobilizing our fellow state employees.  This was a training opportunity -- each of the participants was trained in the AFT Organizing Model -- and an opportunity to learn from Kansas and Kansas State Employees.