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.

(12169) Arthur ElderImage
(12170) AFT President Charlie Cogen and President Lyndon B. JohnsonImage
(12171) Charlie CogenImage
(12172) Picket Lines, New York Teacher's Guild Image
(12173) MAT Teaching ProgramImage
(12174) Empire Federation of Teachers, Annual Convention DinnerImage
(12175) Empire Federation of Teachers, Annual Convention DinnerImage
(12176) Jessie BaxterImage
(12177) Bargaining Team, Inkster Federation of Teachers (MI) Image
(12178) Harold F. NeherImage
(12179) Ivy ThomasImage
(12180) Henry McNeil, President, Ferndale Federation of Teachers (MI) Image
(12181) 25th Anniversary Party, Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, AFTImage
(12182) 25th Anniversary Party, Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, AFTImage
(12184) Information Picket, Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, AFTImage
(12186) Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, AFTImage
(12187) Carl Megel, Jane Rehberg, J. Edwards, Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, AFTImage
(12188) 25th Anniversary Party, Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, AFTImage
(12189) Carl Megel, Antonia Kolar, Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, AFTImage
(12304) President John Fewkes, Chicago Teachers Union, Local 1, AFT; President Walter Reuther, UAW; President Lee, CFLImage
(24680) Picketing, Milwaukee Federation of Teachers, Local 252, AFTImage
(24698) John Fewkes, Chicago Teachers Union Local 1, AFTImage
(24699) Commemorating of Charters, Chicago Teachers Union, Local 1, AFTImage
(24700) Strike Meeting, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Local 3, AFTImage
(24702) Albert Shanker, United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, AFTImage
(24713) CBTU Committee MembersImage
(24768) Albert Shanker speaking at the Delgate Assembly, United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, AFTImage
(24769) Albert Shanker, United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, AFTImage
(24770) Albert Shanker, United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, AFTImage
(24771) Chapter Chairman's Meeting, United Federation of Teacher's, Local 2, AFTImage
(24772) Brownsville, United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, AFTImage
(24773) Charles Cogen, United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, AFTImage
(24774) Jeanette Pietrantoni, Syracuse Teachers Association, Local 2999, AFTImage
(24775) Picket Lines, United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, AFTImage
(24776) Rally for Education, United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, AFT Image
(24777) Charles Cogen, Richard Parrish, AFTImage
(24778) Albert Shanker, United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, AFTImage
(24779) Brownsville, United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, AFTImage
(24790) Hazel Grieger, Gary Federation of Teachers, Local 4, AFTImage
(24792) Officers, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers, Local 59, AFTImage
(24793) Charles Miller, Gary Federation of Teachers, Local 4, AFTImage
(24794) Robert J. Razumich, Gary Federation of Teachers, Local 4, AFTImage
(24795) Walter Monks, Buffalo Federation of Teachers, Local 39, AFTImage
(24796) Picket Lines, St. Paul Federation of Teachers, Local 28, AFTImage
(24797) Lettisha Henderson, St. Paul Federation of Teachers, Local 28, AFTImage
(24798) Political Leaders, St. Paul Federation of Teachers, Local 28, AFTImage
(24799) Picket Lines, Washington Teachers Union, Local 6, AFTImage
(24800) Demonstration, Washington Teachers Union, Local 6, AFTImage
(24801) Vice President Hubert Humphrey and President William Simons, Washington Teachers Union, Local 6, AFTImage
(24802) Members and Council, Washington Teachers Union Local 6, AFTImage