Tag: American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

St. Thomas American Federation of Teachers Protest Working Conditions In The Schools

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the St. Thomas-St. John American Federation of Teachers Local Union 1825 held a march Wednesday from Emancipation Gardens to the Earle B. Ottley Legislature Building to protest poor working conditions in the public schools. “Teachers, students and supporters came out to express their concerns regarding the unsafe and unhealthy conditions […]

Teachers, Government Sign Two-Year Contract Guaranteeing Raise In Pay

DONE DEAL: AFT President Rosa Soto-Thomas stands next to Gov. Kenneth Mapp (middle) and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter on Friday. CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has approved a two-year contract that will give teachers long-awaited step increases following an almost nine-year wait. The agreement was reached between the St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John Federation […]

MAPP: Teachers Must Show Good Faith Effort To Want To Work b4 Negotiations Can Renew

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government said that it plans to return to the negotiating table with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) this week and remains committed to raising salaries for union members and government employees across the board. Governor Kenneth Mapp spoke at a news conference on St. Thomas called to address […]

HURRICANE RECOVERY: Wisconsin Nurses Visit Territory to Help Victims of Storms

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two retired nurses from Wisconsin were part of a group of nurses who went down to the Virgin Islands to assist in testing the vision and hearing of school children affected by recent hurricanes. One nurse, Jorja Doherty, worked at the Rocky Knoll Health Care Center for 39 years before retiring. Now […]