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.

(24879) James Doherty, President, Boston Teacher's Union, Local 66, AFTImage
(24880) Teachers Union Election, Boston Teachers Union, Local 66, AFTImage
(24881) John J. Gearin, President, Boston Teachers Union, Local 66, AFTImage
(24882) 1967 Teachers Strike Meeting, San Francisco Teachers Union, Local 61, AFTImage
(24883) Rally for Education, San Francisco Teachers Union, Local 61, AFTImage
(24884) Jim Ballard, President, San Francisco Teachers Union, Local 61, AFTImage
(24885) Banquet, San Francisco Teachers Union, Local 61, AFTImage
(24886) Arthur Stewart, President, San Francisco Teachers Union, Local 61, AFTImage
(24887) Teachers Pickett, San Fransisco Teachers Union, Local 61, AFTImage
(24888) Dan Jackson, San Francisco Teachers Union, Local 61, AFTImage
(24889) Dan Jackson, President, San Francisco Teachers Union, Local 61, AFTImage
(24890) Rally for Education, United Educators of San Francisco, Local 61, AFTImage
(24891) David Selden, President, American Federation of TeachersImage
(24892) Al Tapson, President, San Francisco Teachers Union, Local 61, AFTImage
(24893) Informational Picketing, San Francisco Teachers Union, Local 61, AFTImage
(24894) Marshall Axlerod, Vice-President, United Educators of San Francisco, Local 61, AFTImage
(24895) AFL-CIO Convention, 1972Image
(24928) Officer of Workers Education, Local 189, AFTImage
(24930) Byal A Whitney, Workers Education, Local 189, AFTImage
(24931) Toni Sender, Workers Education, Local 189, AFTImage
(24932) Midwest Conference on Policy Change, Workers Education, Local 189, AFTImage
(24943) Editorial Committee, Workers Education, Local 189, AFTImage
(24944) Meeting, Superior (WI) Federation of Teachers, Local 202, AFTImage
(24945) Carston Koeller, Milwaukee Vocational Teachers Union, Local 212, AFTImage
(24946) Carston Koeller, Milwaukee Vocational Teachers Union, Local 212, AFTImage
(24947) School Secretaries of Chicago, Local 224, AFTImage
(24948) School Secretaries of Chicago, Local 224, AFTImage
(24949) Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, AFTImage
(24951) Picket Lines, Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, AFTImage
(24952) Mary Ellen Riordan, Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, AFTImage
(25344) Picket Lines, Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, AFTImage
(25355) Jessie Baxter, Arthur Elder, and Antonia Kolar, Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, AFTImage
(25356) Teacher Strike, Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 231, AFTImage
(25357) Vernon Bryant, Toledo Federation of Teachers, Local 250, AFTImage
(25358) Ruth Brown, Toledo Federation of Teachers, Local 250, AFTImage
(25359) Sylvia Salomon, Toledo Federation of Teachers, Local 250, AFTImage
(25360) Dorthy Matheney, Toledo Federation of Teachers, Local 250, AFTImage
(25673) 30th Anniversary Dinner, Toledo Federation of Teachers, Local 250, AFTImage
(25674) AFT Sponsored Hawaii Trip, Toledo Federation of Teachers, Local 250, AFTImage
(25675) Anna Rose Darr, Toledo Federation of Teachers, Local 250, AFTImage
(25676) Picket Lines, Milwaukee Federation of Teachers, Local 252, AFTImage
(26481) Christmas Party, Cleveland Teacher's Union, Local 279, AFTImage
(26482) Operation Unity, Cleveland Teacher's Union, Local 279, AFTImage
(26483) Paul Anderson, International Falls Federation of Teachers, Local 331, AFTImage
(26484) Teachers, Wisconsin Rapids Federation of Teachers, Local 421, AFTImage
(26485) Edward Kennedy Speaking in FlintImage
(26486) President Lyndon B. Johnson Congratulates Ivy Lorraine ThomasImage
(26572) Teachers on Strike, Local 571, AFTImage
(26706) Executive Board, Dearborn Federation of Teachers, Local 681, AFTImage
(26707) Highland Park Federation of Teachers, Local 684, AFT; Bargaining TeamImage