American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

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The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers. Five divisions within the organization represent the broad spectrum of AFT's membership: teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; local, state and federal employees; higher education faculty and staff; and nurses and other healthcare professionals. In addition, the union includes more than 170,000 retiree members. Many well-known Americans have been AFT members, including John Dewey, Albert Einstein, Hubert Humphrey, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, former Senate Majority Leader and Ambassador to Japan Mike Mansfield, and former United Nations Under Secretary and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Bunche.

The AFT quick link returns all content that has been tagged AFT, which currently contains collection abstracts, audio files, selected speeches and images. Please note the pager at the bottom of this page. Your main contact at the Reuther is Dan Golodner - American Federation of Teachers Archivist (AFT).

For additional information about AFT please visit the American Federation of Teachers Web site.

AFT Inventory Part I RecordsAbstracts
United Educators of San Francisco Local 61 RecordsAbstracts
AFT Affiliate Lake County Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
AFT Affiliate St. Louis Teachers Union Local 420 RecordsAbstracts
Cincinnati Federation of Teachers Local 1560Abstracts
Dearborn Federation of Teachers Local 681 RecordsAbstracts
AFT Educational Issues Department RecordsAbstracts
AFT Great Lakes Regional Office RecordsAbstracts
AFT: Human Rights and Community Relations Records Abstracts
AFT Inventory Part II RecordsAbstracts
AFT Local 1052: Hamtramck Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
AFT Local 1295: Wayne State University Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
AFT Local 1700: Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago) RecordsAbstracts
AFT Local 2003: Hawaii Federation of College TeachersAbstracts
AFT Local 231: Detroit Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
AFT Local 231: Detroit Federation of Teachers, Wayne State University Chapter RecordsAbstracts
AFT Local 250: Toledo Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
AFT Local 28: St. Paul Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
AFT Local 29: Panama Canal Zone RecordsAbstracts
AFT Local 3605: Western Wisconsin Technical Institute RecordsAbstracts
AFT Local 4168: Detroit Association of Educational Office Employees RecordsAbstracts
AFT Local 484: Springfield Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
AFT Local 691: Kansas City Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
AFT Local 698: East Detroit Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
Local 1175: Alaska Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
AFT Massachusetts Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
Michigan Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
AFT National Defense Cases RecordsAbstracts
AFT Office of the President RecordsAbstracts
AFT Ohio Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
AFT Organizing Department RecordsAbstracts
AFT President's office: Al Loewenthal RecordsAbstracts
AFT President's Office: Albert Shanker RecordsAbstracts
AFT President's Office: Assistant to the President Bella Rosenberg RecordsAbstracts
AFT President's Office: Carl Megel RecordsAbstracts
AFT Rhode Island Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
AFT Secretary-Treasurer's Office RecordsAbstracts
AFT Southern Regional Office RecordsAbstracts
AFT State Federations RecordsAbstracts
American Federation of Teachers: International Affairs Department RecordsAbstracts
American Federation of Teachers: Northeast Regional Office RecordsAbstracts
American Federation of Teachers PublicationsAbstracts
Selma Borchardt PapersAbstracts
Center for the Child Care Workforce RecordsAbstracts
Ronald Cohen PapersAbstracts
Cook County College Teachers Union, Local 1600 RecordsAbstracts
John Eklund PapersAbstracts
Arthur Elder PapersAbstracts
Ann Filardo PapersAbstracts
Gerry Meister PapersAbstracts