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.

(11800) Michigan Federation of Teachers officers with Michigan PoliticiansImage
(11801) Henry LinneImage
(11802) Rep. Jack Faxon, Mary Alice BinnImage
(11803) George Meany, AFL-CIOImage
(11804) Henry Linne, MFT PresidentImage
(11805) Helen Bower, Pat DalyImage
(11806) Charlie Cogen, AFT PresidentImage
(11807) Bill AyersImage
(11808) Catherine Jackson & Allen GrelleImage
(11809) Henry LinneImage
(11810) MFT Administrative BoardImage
(11812) Mary Ellen RiordanImage
(11813) Meeting, Wayne County Tax Allocation BoardImage
(11819) Group shot of MEA, MFT and Detroit Federation of Teachers officersImage
(11820) MFT PSRP ConferenceImage
(11822) 33rd Annual AFT ConventionImage
(11823) Swearing in of New Officers, MFTImage
(11824) Blood DriveImage
(11825) Michigan Federation of Teachers officesImage
(11826) Phyllis Harris, DFTImage
(11827) Pat Daly Image
(11828) Jerry Wolfe, Melvindale Federation of TeachersImage
(11829) Evelyn ZiedemanImage
(11830) MFT QuestImage
(11831) Michigan Federation of Teachers and Michigan Education Association: No Raid Agreement SigningImage
(11832) MFT and MEA No Raid Agreement SigningImage
(11833) Louise Somalski, Lobbyist for AFT MichiganImage
(11834) Rollie Hopgood, Hugh JarvisImage
(11835) Hugh JarvisImage
(11836) Mark CrolekImage
(11837) AFT Michigan Lobby DayImage
(11838) Phil SchloopImage
(11839) Pat Daly, Eleanor HarroldsonImage
(11840) Rollie Hopgood, John McdonaldImage
(11841) Jess Furi, Connie GeorgeImage
(11842) AFT Michigan officersImage
(11843) Michigan Federation of Teachers conferenceImage
(11852) Hamtramck Federation of TeachersImage
(11853) Wayne State University Federation of TeachersImage
(11854) Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231Image
(11855) AFT Metropolitan InstituteImage
(11856) Rollie Hopgood and David SeldenImage
(11857) Maryanne MahaffeyImage
(11858) AFT MichiganImage
(11859) East Detroit Federation of TeachersImage
(11860) Michigan Teacher Strikes, 1973Image
(11861) AFT Michigan BanquetImage
(11862) Henry LinneImage
(11863) David SeldenImage
(11864) Ray MackeyImage