Manuela’s Mailbox


Dear APT Members,

In regards to the communication sent by the current Bargaining Team Chair, please know that this was an unofficial communication, which was sent without the knowledge or approval of the Executive Board and the APT President. We have taken steps to ensure that all future official APT communications will come from my office as Association President.

APT has been granted an extension of the MOU until February 26, 2021, as it was due to expire on December 31, 2020. This will allow time for the Association leadership to compile and share the bargaining survey results with the membership.

It is the responsibility of every APT member/leader to focus on the goals of our Association as well as being mindful of the needs of individual departments and work groups within. Now is the time to put aside the internal battles rooted in the past and come together to ensure the well-being of our students and staff, as well as providing our students with the education they deserve, all in the face of the global pandemic.

My personal promise is to keep each of you informed about APT activities through regular communication and transparency.



Manuela Echeverria
APT President