Coalition: Facilities Crisis Needs Urgent Attention

January 8, 2020

A coalition gathered at a shuttered Philadelphia school to urge the Governor to prioritize facilities funding in this year’s budget address.

This morning, a coalition of educators, parents, elected officials and community partners joined PFT President Jerry Jordan outside of Carnell Elementary to once again call attention to the urgent facilities crisis unfolding in Philadelphia’s schools. Carnell is one of six schools that have been forced to close this school year due to imminent asbestos hazards.

Fund Our Facilities Takes Our Fight to Harrisburg

December 18, 2019

The PFT and the Fund Our Facilities Coalition joined our partners at the State Capitol to call for immediate investment in our school facilities. The rally was organized by founding coalition partner State Representative Elizabeth Fiedler (HD184).

Jerry Jordan on Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

November 27, 2019

On behalf of the members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, I applaud and celebrate Mayor Kenney’s signing of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. The PFT believes that every worker should be able to expect to be respected, protected and treated fairly by their employer.

Jerry Jordan on Latest Media Coverage of Asbestos in Philly’s Schools

November 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA–“The heart-breaking story of veteran teacher Lea DiRusso featured in today’s Inquirer and this morning’s powerful Good Morning America feature on asbestos in our schools shine the brightest light yet on the danger and injustice that greet Philly’s schoolchildren every day.