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We wish Chicago Teacher Union’s Karen Lewis all the best

On behalf of the teachers and staff of AFT Local 1481, we’d like to wish Karen Lewis, the President of the Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU – AFT Local 1), all the best after undergoing emergency surgery. Elected president of the 30,000 member CTU in 2010, Karen helped guide her Union throughout the now famous 2012 citywide strikes, highlighting the need…

Calling all peacemakers!

The Pacifica Peace People have been great friends of JUHSD schools and our AFT 1481 members. Each year, they offer project support grants to any teachers interested in developing classroom activities that explore non-violent means to addressing conflict. For the last two years, the organization has funded the Arpillera Project of the Sophomore Humanities classes at Oceana High School, in…