Local 6323’s Hughes plays key role in AFT resolution backing Green New Deal

AFT Convention delegates on July 29 passed a resolution in support of the Green New Deal, which calls for action against climate change.

Local 6323’s David Hughes, an AFTNJ higher education vice president, was involved with drafting the resolution.

“Our government has got to respect science and protect us,” said Hughes, an anthropology professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

“Our educators and paraprofessionals, nurses and health care workers, and public employees wake up every day to support and educate young people, so they are ready and able to serve their communities,” said AFT President Randi Weingarten. “This resolution tells that generation: You can have a real impact, and we stand with you in this fight.”

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