Finally—it’s President-elect Biden

Patience—counseled by former Vice President Joe Biden all election week as Americans waited for votes to be counted—finally paid off Nov. 7, four days after Election Day, when Biden won in Pennsylvania and gained enough Electoral College votes to acquire a new title: president-elect. AFT President Randi Weingarten says the union’s leaders and members “can’t wait to get started” on the work ahead “with an administration that will embrace and fight for the values we hold dear.”

Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

‘Back to school’ like never before

In her September New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten says that going back to school has never looked like it does now. Weingarten explains that because of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has been chaotic, contradictory and inept, and the lack of federal guidance and funding, we’re seeing a patchwork of school reopening plans across the country.

Key Documents Updated

June 5th, 2020 - Membership > Key Documents updated

We have updated the AFT Membership Application with the new Edmonds College logo and the latest EC AFT Bylaws document has been added. You can find these documents by selecting the MEMBERSHIP menu then selecting KEY DOCUMENTS. 

Feel free to contact us (About Us > Contact Us) if you have any questions or comments.

Edmonds, WA. Website Changes

May 21st, 2020 - Website News

With the recent name change from Edmonds Community College to Edmonds College, we are making changes to the local (AFT Local 4254) website. We are changing the website address to (Edmonds College Federation of Teachers.) Please update your browser bookmarks to reflect this change. You will also be seeing some changes to the banner and other references to the new name. The site also looks a little different than before. We have updated the layout of the site to make it more responsive on tablets and mobile devices.

Feel free to contact us (About Us > Contact Us) if you have any questions or concerns. 

Member Communications Survey

The AFT Washington executive board is interested in what types of communications are most effective in reaching members. It appears that we are not reaching everyone and often hear that members have not seen certain communications. To this end, the board developed a survey to find out what your preferences are in terms of e-mail, social media, print, etc. We would appreciate it if you would please take a couple of minutes to answer this short on-line survey so we are able to be efficient and effective in our communications to you. Thank you!