(Almost) Live Reporting from the 2014 AFT Convention in Los Angeles: Day 1

14 Jul

If I had a vote in the AFT, I’d side with the Chicago Teachers Union.

Ed In The Apple

What day is it?

The AFT convention is one meeting after another in a vast convention center… meeting slides into meeting.

The delegates arrived on Thursday, the 3,000 plus delegates from around the country. From New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Miami, Detroit, Cleveland, the large city delegations as well as delegates from Montana, Utah, North Dakota and Montana and Virgin Islands and many other smaller local; public school teachers, college teachers, paraprofessionals, nurses and the newest chapter, professional workers at the United Nations, all prepared to listen to a wide range of speakers and participate in vigorous debate.

The locals around the nation submit resolutions, this year 91 resolutions were submitted and they were distributed to 13 committees. All delegates choose which committee they want to attend – the committees range from 75 delegates to as many as 800 delegates. The Executive Council, the three officers and the 43…

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