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.

(26708) Talent Show, Deluth Teacher's Association, Local 692, AFTImage
(26776) First General Meeting, East Detroit Federation of Teachers, Local 698, AFTImage
(26829) Officers of the Terre Haute Council of Classroom Teachers, Local 734, AFTImage
(26830) William Snedecor, Local 743, AFTImage
(26831) Presentation of the Labor Book ShelfImage
(26832) Rosie Kraus, Kingston Federation of Teachers, Local 791, AFTImage
(27787) Picketing outside Chicago City CollegeImage
(27788) Youngstown Federation of Teachers Strike 1966Image
(27789) Youngstown School Board Members PicketingImage
(27793) Benjamin Hooks Receiving AFT's Annual Human Rights AwardImage
(27794) Senator Ted Kennedy, Albert Shanker, 1980 AFT ConventionImage
(27797) Paul Cole, Liv Ullman, AFT President Albert Shanker, 1980 AFT ConventionImage
(27795) Senator Ted Kennedy Supporters, 1980 AFT ConventionImage
(27796) Nat LaCour, Lane Kirkland, AFT President Albert ShankerImage
(27806) Albert Shanker speaking at the 1980 AFT ConventionImage
(27807) President Jimmy Carter and AFT President Albert ShankerImage
(27808) AFT President Albert Shanker, Senator Ted Kennedy, 1980 AFT ConventionImage
(27809) Charlie Cogen and Sandra FeldmanImage
(27810) Bayard RustinImage
(27811) Rev. Ernest Gibson recieves the Human Rights AwardImage
(27812) Rev. Ernest Gibson Receives the AFT Human Rights AwardImage
(27813) Mayor Ed KochImage
(27814) AFT President Albert Shanker being questioned by the mediaImage
(27815) Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) speaking at the 1982 AFT ConventionImage
(27816) Carl Megel speaking at the 1982 AFT ConventionImage
(27999) Albert Shanker and Lech WalesaImage
(28000) Albert Shanker, Lane Kirkland, Andrei Sakarov, William ThorneImage
(28001) Albert Shanker and Nelson MandelaImage
(28002) Albert Shanker at the 1990 AFL-CIO ConventionImage
(28003) Kazimieras Uoka, Don Slaiman, Sergei Grigoryants, Albert Shanker, Morton Bahr and Pal Forgacs Image
(28004) Albert Shanker, AFL-CIO General Board MeetingImage
(28005) Albert ShankerImage
(28006) Albert Shanker and Lane KirklandImage
(28007) Albert Shanker and George MeanyImage
(28008) George Meany and Albert ShankerImage
(28009) Lech Walesa Image
(28890) Betty Finneran and Oscar EhrhardtImage
(28891) St. Louis Federation of Teachers, PicketsImage
AFT Local 691 Members Return to Picket LinesImage
(28893) St. Louis Federation of Teachers, PicketingImage
(29036) Hugh Carey, Thomas Hobart, Albert ShankerImage
(29037) Teachers Create Word Games for Bilingual ChildrenImage
(29038) Charlie Cogen, Albert Shanker and Alice MarshImage
(29039) March for Solidarity, Yonkers Federation of TeachersImage
(29040) AFT President Albert Shanker Addresses NYSUTImage
(29041) Yonkers Teacher Josephine Iandoli Receives Retroactive PaycheckImage
(29042) Long Island University Faculty StrikeImage
(29043) United Federation of Teachers, Contract NegotiationsImage
(29072) Strike Confrontation, Newark Teachers Union, Local 481, AFTImage
(29073) New York Teachers on New Jersey Picket LinesImage