Report Back from 2018 AFT Convention

Sticking with the UnionThis year the AFT’s annual convention was held July 12‐July 16, 2018 in the city of Pittsburgh, PA.  Our motto this year was “We Care. We Fight. We Show Up…And We Vote.”

URA sent six dedicated members to represent our union.URA Delegates at AFT 2018 Convention

Livingston Campus lead steward Leigh‐Anne Cobb wrote about her experience attending convention:

New 2018 URA DelegatesAs a first time delegate, I am now confidently prepared with examples and tools for meaningful conversations and outreach to our members.  By serving on the Labor and the Economy Committee at the convention, I was able to witness first hand the dedication, authenticity and engagement I hope to attain “to continue the work of building membership and crafting a sure future for the union.”

Besides working on committees during the convention, some members volunteered their time by reading to students at a local school, donating baby items for new parents, or marching at a rally to support public school education in Pittsburgh.

URA Convention Delegates with Pres Randi WeingartenTo top off a whirlwind of activities during convention the URA delegates were pleasantly surprised to be able to meet AFT’s dedicated leader and staunch advocate President Randi Weingarten, on the last night in town.

Everyone came back geared up and ready to move forward with building a strong union for their membership.