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AFT Washington provides these links for information only and is not responsible for content on these websites.

Loudermill Rights

Public Employees Constitutional Right to a Predetermination Hearing, aka "Loudermill Rights"

Labor and Working-Class History Association (LWCHA)

LAWCHA is an organization of scholars, teachers, students, labor educators, and activists who seek to promote public and scholarly awareness of labor and working-class history through research, writing, and organizing. Visit their website at http://lawcha.org/wordpress/ where you can find labor history news, events, actions, and more.

Health Care Information for Contingent Faculty

Affordable Care Act Information

Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires large employers to offer insurance coverage to their full-time employees, defined as one who is employed on average at least 30 hours per week. AFT has been following the ACA closely and has developed a website that may be helpful for you as you have questions about coverage. This information can also be useful for bargaining.

Training on Civil Disobedience Available

The decision to engage in non-violent, civil disobedience is an important one, and an activity that many AFT Washington members may not have considered before now, but in light of the current political climate, there may well soon be times and situations where such a course of action is appropriate. 

AFT Washington has compiled a list of trainers skilled in the legal and tactical issues surrounding civil disobedience. We are willing to provide this list if your local, or a group of activists at your local, would like to receive relevant training or information on this topic.

Unfortunately, due to the sensitivity of this information, we are not able to provide a list to the general public. If you are interested, please contact AFT Washington at 206-242-4777 or aftwashington@aftwa.org.   

Workers' Rights Manual

This is an invaluable resource that offers easy access to lots of vital information about workers’ rights in Washington State.  It can be downloaded for free at The Labor Education and Research Center's website in both English & Spanish – http://georgetown.southseattle.edu/LERC/

Labor Education and Research Center has lots of resources

Looking for classes on organizing or shop steward training? Want to find out about labor history in our state? How about checking out a labor video for your next member meeting? You can find all of this and much more through the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center at http://georgetown.southseattle.edu/LERC/ which is located at the Georgetown Campus branch of South Seattle Community College.