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.

(11982) Mary Ellen RiordonImage
(11984) Mary Ellen Riordan. Ponsie Hillman and Thomas Vander VoortImage
(11985) Zeline RichardsImage
(11986) Henry LinneImage
(12118) Bayard Rustin Speaking in New YorkImage
(12119) United Federation of Teachers, Local 2 Strike, 1961Image
(12120) United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, StrikeImage
(12121) United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, StrikeImage
(12122) United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, StrikeImage
(12123) Norman Thomas Accepting an Award from Albert ShankerImage
(12124) Charlie Cogen DemonstrationImage
(12125) Demonstration, New York Teacher's Guild, Local 2, AFTImage
(12126) New York Teacher's Guild, AFT, Local 2, DemonstrationImage
(12127) New York Teacher's Guild, AFT, Local 2, DemonstrationImage
(12128) New York Teachers Guild demonstrationImage
(12131) Albert Shanker being released from jailImage
(12132) United Federation of Teachers President, Albert ShankerImage
(12133) Jail Workers' StrikeImage
(12135) Albert Shanker and Tom HobartImage
(12136) Albert Shanker, Gov. Mario Coumo, Et alImage
(12138) Albert ShankerImage
(12139) Albert Shanker and David SeldenImage
(12140) Albert ShankerImage
(12141) Albert ShankerImage
(12142) Albert Shanker Speaking at the 1981 AFT ConventionImage
(12144) Albert ShankerImage
(12145) Albert ShankerImage
(12146) Albert Shanker before the National Board for Teaching StandardsImage
(12147) Albert Shanker before the National Press ClubImage
(12148) Albert Shanker speaking at a Florida Organizing DriveImage
(12149) Albert Shanker Speaking at Yale UniversityImage
(12150) Albert Shanker Speaking at Yale UniversityImage
(12151) Albert ShankerImage
(12152) Albert ShankerImage
(12153) Albert Shanker in front of the Senate Education CommitteeImage
(12154) Albert Shanker giving a speechImage
(12155) Albert Shanker speaking to a reporter from WWRLImage
(12156) Albert Shanker speaking before the Jewish Labor CommitteeImage
(12157) Albert Shanker and Bayard Rustin Image
(12158) Strike, Contra Costa Federation of Teachers, Local 866, AFTImage
(12159) Strike, Contra Costa Federation of Teachers, Local 866, AFTImage
(12160) Albert Shanker, Bayard Rustin, and A. Philip RandolphImage
(12161) Bayard Rustin and Albert ShankerImage
(12162) Albert Shanker, Bayard RustinImage
(12163) Bayard Rustin and Albert ShankerImage
(12164) Sandy Feldman and Albert ShankerImage
(12165) Albert Shanker being presented with the Father of the Year AwardImage
(12166) Senator Leonard P. Stravisky and Albert ShankerImage
(12167) Raymond F. LowryImage
(12168) Henry Richardson LinvilleImage