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February 28, 2024

PHILADELPHIA--The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and School District of Philadelphia are thrilled to jointly announce the settlement of a Tentative Agreement (TA) to a one-year contract extension to the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). 

The Tentative Agreement is a milestone for both the Union and the District, and it represents a significant investment in the dedicated educators and support staff that, with care and expertise, help shape future generations. Superintendent Dr. Tony Watlington and PFT President Jerry Jordan have both expressed their shared goal of not just saying they value educators--but showing them.


February 26, 2024

This morning, at Science Leadership Academy at Beeber, PFT President Jerry Jordan joined Senator Vincent Hughes and a coalition of labor leaders, elected officials, high school and college students, teachers and staff to sound the alarm on the teacher shortage.

President Jordan's prepared remarks are available here.

A short video of President Jordan's remarks along with several photos from the event are available here.


PHILADELPHIA--"I applaud Governor Josh Shapiro for his focus on rectifying Pennsylvania's unconstitutional system of funding public education. For years, we have fought tirelessly to ensure that students and staff have the resources they need and deserve to thrive. While we have seen increases in funding over the past several years, we now have a court ruling that, with finality, states that the way we fund public education in our Commonwealth is unconstitutional (and indeed, immoral)

"By implementing the Governor's plan, we have a chance to invest nearly $1.1 Billion i


The Inquirer's Kristen Graham continued her coverage of PFT President Jerry Jordan's retirement with interviews of members, staff, elected officials, and labor leaders.

The online coverage of Jordan's retirement also includes a photo gallery of Jordan through the years (not to be missed!).

Here's what many who knew and have worked with PFT President Jerry Jordan for years had to say about his leadership: