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Message from President Cordelia Anthony

Welcome Back Members. After the first four-day week, we are back into the swing of things and ready to take this new year by storm. Do people still make resolutions? Well if you did, chances are that they fell into one of these categories: Exercise more, get organized, learn a new skill or hobby, save more money/spend less money, quit smoking or spend more time with family and friends.

These are apparently among the top resolutions made each new year. Whether you made one or not (I didn’t this year..btw) it’s always good to try to be purposeful about what you do. When it comes to our work here you can always resolve to get involved more with the FFT, that can be in simple ways like supporting a colleague, encouraging someone to attend a union event, joining a union committee or just attending a FFT building meeting. Staying informed and understanding why the union is taking a stand, asking for your support on public school funding, or on candidates who are pro-union and pro-public education is doing union work. We always say that “U” are the Union. The many benefits, protections, and rights you now enjoy as an educator were not gifts from a kind government or a benevolent employer. Unions and the union members who went before us fought very hard for them, and those rights can disappear quickly if we are not able to have representation in all levels of government. During this half of the school year we will continue to remind you about #FFT55 and we will be looking to you for support in many areas, whether it is meetings, FFT gear, social outings, or even with upcoming political action. Keep your eyes and ears open. Stay #FFTStrong