Former U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton speaks in New York City, 6. April 2017.
Big-name Democrats join the thousands of educators in Pittsburgh this weekend, when the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) holds its biennial convention.
More than 3,000 teachers from all over the are Convention, the United States is in Pittsburgh this weekend for a @AFTunion. https://t.co/Z9fK7dnNKu @PittsburghPG @AFTPA @PFT400
— Elizabeth Behrman (@Ebehrman) July 10, 2018
Former U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are reported to be the scheduled speakers for the event, which will begin Friday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Members of the National Education Association, supported the Clinton’s failed presidential candidacy in 2016, is also present.
The agreement comes two weeks after the Supreme court reversed a decades old policy of the public unions compelling the public sector to pay employee contributions.
Under the 5-4 decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), workers in the public sector can now choose which Union dues payments from her paycheck deducted, the Washington Examiner reported.
The verdict was a General supporter of the organized labor movement complained of, including AFT President Randi Weingarten.
“We are in this celebration, and scary turning point in our country where there are really disturbing trends and amazing activism in the same time,” Weingarten said on Tuesday, according to the examiner.
She noted that the membership of the AFT blew up, because of the implemented strategy, before the judgment of the Supreme court.
The AFT represents 1.7 million teachers, has 3,000 member organisations across the country, making it the country’s largest teachers union.
The AFT has news this year for the promotion of student and teacher protests following February, the school, the shooting in Parkland, Fla.; bonds with Wells Fargo cut, after the bank refused, and his relations with the National Rifle Association and gun-maker; backing teachers ‘ strikes in West Virginia and other States, and against the Visa for the recruitment of foreign teachers.
The convention takes place in downtown Pittsburgh, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Earlier this year, thousands of teachers in West Virginia, Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Kentucky walked off their jobs, demanding wage increases and more resources for their classrooms.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.