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Tammany teachers, employees approve pay raise

Vote raises salaries after four year freeze

(Covington – June 13, 2017) Teachers and school employees in St. Tammany Parish unanimously agreed Tuesday to new contract terms that will raise salaries this year and for the next two years.

Coghill Charter School Teachers vote to negotiate a contract

(New Orleans – May 22, 2017) Educators at Mary D. Coghill Charter School will move to bargain a first contract with the school administration after decisively voting to join the United Teachers of New Orleans, an affiliate of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.

Mother Jones Award presented to Karen Riggleman

Karen Riggleman, a member of the Jefferson Federation of Teachers, was announced as the recipient of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers' Mother Jones Award at the LFT's annual Paraprofessional and School Related Personnel Conference, held April 1 at the Baton Rouge Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Mother Jones Award presented to Karen Riggleman

Karen Riggleman, a member of the Jefferson Federation of Teachers, was announced as the recipient of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers' Mother Jones Award at the LFT's annual Paraprofessional and School Related Personnel Conference, held April 1 at the Baton Rouge Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Orleans para Yovanda Curtis wins LFT/PSRP scholarship

New Orleans paraprofessional Yovonda Curtis received a Louisiana Federation of Teachers PSRP Scholarship at the Federation's annual Paraprofessional and School Related Personnel Conference, held on April 1 at the Baton Rouge Crowne Plaza Hotel.
 

LFT leaders named to Labor Hall of Fame

Two stalwart Louisiana Federation of Teachers leaders were named to the Louisiana AFL-CIO Hall of Fame in ceremonies held at the union’s annual convention on March 20. Mike Myers of Shreveport and the late Elsie Burkhalter of Slidell were among inductees at the ceremony.

International High School Educators Win Pay for Illegal Firing

Educators’ basic right to join together in a labor union affirmed

New Orleans— The National Labor Relations Board has approved a settlement of a labor complaint filed against International High School of New Orleans, directing the charter school to pay two teachers fired during a union organizing drive

Special session deal the best we could get, LFT says

 (February 23, 2017) A legislative compromise that plugs the state’s $304 million budget hole with a combination of spending cuts and use of Rainy Day Fund money is the best deal that lawmakers could reach with Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Larry Carter said today.

“The governor was able to keep his promise not to cut public education funds,” Carter said. “Faced with a range of bad choices and few good ones, this is the best deal that we could get.”