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.

30813, President Bill Clinton, Albert Shanker, Ed McElroy Image
A call to action, pamphletImage
Albert Shanker, Bayard RustinImage
Albert Shanker, imprisonment, New York CItyImage
Albert Shanker, New York City, New YorkImage
American Federation of Labor Certificate of AffiliationImage
American Federation of Teachers (AFT), delegates, officersImage
Cartoon, Al ShankerImage
Charlie CogenImage
Chicago Teachers' Union (CTU), demonstration, Chicago, IllinoisImage
Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT), collective barganing, Detroit, MichiganImage
Fifth AFT Convention, St. Paul, MinnesotaImage
Henry LinvilleImage
Local 1352 strike, San Francisco, CaliforniaImage
Margaret HaleyImage
Mary BarkerImage
Mary Ellen Riordan, David Selden, Detroit, MichiganImage
Nurses strike, Bob Porter, New JerseyImage
NYSUT clockImage
Teachers strike, pickets, Detroit, MichiganImage
Teachers, pickets, St. Paul, MinnesotaImage
Tom Mooney, Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT)Image
Union integration, Chicago, IllinoisImage
(978) MFT, strikes, Lake Michigan Community College, Benton Harbor, MichiganImage
(11774), AFT Strike, Inkster, MIImage
(11775) John Elliot, president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers with members of the DFT.Image
(11776) Catherine Jackson, MFTImage
(11777) March for South African FreedomImage
(11778) Irma Bosma, MFT Image
(11779) Strike, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698 Image
(11780) Picket Line, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698Image
(11781) Strike, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698Image
(11782) Strike, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698Image
(11783) Strike, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698Image
(11784) Strike, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698Image
(11785) Strike, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698Image
(11786) Strike, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698Image
(11787) Strike, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698Image
(11788) Strike, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698Image
(11789) Strike, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698Image
(11790) Strike, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698Image
(11791) Strike, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698Image
(11792) Strike, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698Image
(11793) Strike, Lake Shore Federation of Teachers, Local 1465Image
(11794) Zolton FerencyImage
(11795) Henry LinneImage
(11796) Taylor Federation of Teachers, Awards BanquetImage
(11797) MIchigan Federation of Teachers Political ActionImage
(11798) BanquetImage
(11799) 52nd Annual AFT ConventionImage