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AFT announces 2014 Everyday Heroes

The AFT has announced its 2014 AFT Everyday Heroes after a nationwide nomination and voting process. Nine extraordinary union members will be honored at the AFT's national convention in Los Angeles this July.

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!

2013 KOSE Convention

KOSE had a successful and productive 2013 convention.  Members had an opportunity to to visit with legislators from key committees and were addressed by House Minority Leader and Gubernatorial Candidate Paul Davis.  Nominations were made for KOSE officers and executive board positions.  Ballots to vote for these positions will be mailed on November 12, 2013 and must be returned by December 6, 2013.

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.