American Federation of Teachers

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The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is the second largest teacher's labor union in America (the largest being the National Education Association).wikipedia
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Teachers Union

New York City Teachers Union
In 1941, under pressure from the AFL, the union ejected three local unions in New York City and Philadelphia (including its prominent early member, the New York City Teachers Union, AFT Local 5) for being communist-dominated.
The New York City Teachers Union or "TU" (1916–1964) was the first New York labor union for teachers, formed as "AFT Local 5" of the American Federation of Teachers, which found itself hounded throughout its history due largely to co-membership of many of its members in the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).

National Education Association

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The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is the second largest teacher's labor union in America (the largest being the National Education Association).
In 1998, a tentative merger agreement was reached between NEA and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) negotiators, but ratification failed soundly in the NEA's Representative Assembly meeting in New Orleans in early July 1998.

Albert Shanker

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In 1974, Albert Shanker was elected president of AFT.
Albert Shanker (September 14, 1928 – February 22, 1997) was president of the United Federation of Teachers from 1964 to 1985 and president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) from 1974 to 1997.

Sandra Feldman

Sandra Feldman served as AFT's president from 1997 to 2004.
Sandra Feldman (October 13, 1939 – September 18, 2005) was an American civil rights activist, educator and labor leader who served as president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) from 1997 to 2004.

American Educator

Since 1977, AFT has published a quarterly magazine for teachers covering various issues about children and education called American Educator.
American Educator is a quarterly journal published by the American Federation of Teachers focusing on various issues about children and education.

Randi Weingarten

Rhonda Weingarten
On July 14, 2008, Randi Weingarten was elected to succeed him. On July 14, 2008, Randi Weingarten, then the president of the UFT, was elected to succeed McElroy as AFT president.
She is president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and a member of the AFL-CIO.

United Federation of Teachers

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On July 14, 2008, Randi Weingarten, then the president of the UFT, was elected to succeed McElroy as AFT president.
It is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the AFL-CIO and the Central Labor Council.

Edward J. McElroy

Edward J. McElroy, the AFT's secretary-treasurer since 1992, was elected president of the AFT in 2004, replacing Feldman.
He was president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) from 2004 to 2008, and an AFL-CIO vice president from 2001 to 2008.

Margaret Haley

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The union was founded in Chicago with Margaret Haley credited as its founder and first leader.
During the time of the “tax battle,” 1900-1904, the Chicago Teachers’ Federation joined the Chicago Federation of Labor, headed by Margaret Haley’s friend John Fitzpatrick, which led the CTF to become Local 1 of the American Federation of Teachers.

American Federation of Labor

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The AFT has, since its founding, affiliated with trade union federations: until 1955 the American Federation of Labor, and now the AFL-CIO.

John Dewey

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He was a longtime member of the American Federation of Teachers.

Hubert Humphrey

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He then became an instructor and doctoral student at the University of Minnesota from 1940 to 1941 (joining the American Federation of Teachers), and was a supervisor for the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

J. Quinn Brisben

Quinn Brisben
He served several terms as a representative in the American Federation of Teachers, Local 1, and frequently served on strike committees.

Donna Shalala

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Shalala began her teaching career as a political science professor at Baruch College (part of the City University of New York), where she also was a member of the American Federation of Teachers union.

AFL–CIO

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The AFT has, since its founding, affiliated with trade union federations: until 1955 the American Federation of Labor, and now the AFL-CIO.
The largest unions currently in the AFL–CIO are the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) with approximately 1.7 million members and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), with approximately 1.4 million members.

Teachers Guild

Teachers' Guild
During an August 1935 national convention, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) voted down a TU administrators' request to reorganize (100 to 79).

Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions

Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions (CGEU)
The coalition is made up of locals from many different international unions, such as: the American Federation of Teachers, the United Auto Workers, the Communication Workers of America, UNITE HERE, United Electrical Workers, National Education Association, American Association of University Professors, the Service Employees International Union and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, as well as some number of independent unions.

Walter P. Reuther Library

Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs
The library serves as the official archival repository for the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Graphic Communication Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), The Newspaper Guild, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), United Auto Workers (UAW), and the United Farm Workers (UFW).

Elie Wiesel

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From 1972 to 1976 Wiesel was a Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York and member of the American Federation of Teachers.

Education International

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The AFL (primary backer of the ICFTU) and its teacher union (the American Federation of Teachers) pushed the ICFTU to form its own international secretariat to compete with the much more liberal WCOTP.

Kshama Sawant

She is an active member of the American Federation of Teachers union and has been critical of American labor union leadership, saying the leadership, "...in the last 30 years has completely betrayed the working class. They are hand in glove with the Democratic Party, pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into their campaigns, and they tell rank and file workers that you have to be happy with these crumbs..."

Trade union

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The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is the second largest teacher's labor union in America (the largest being the National Education Association).

Chicago

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The union was founded in Chicago with Margaret Haley credited as its founder and first leader.

Paraprofessional

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About 60 percent of AFT's membership works directly in education, with the remainder of the union's members composed of paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; local, state and federal employees; higher education faculty and staff, and nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Health professional

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About 60 percent of AFT's membership works directly in education, with the remainder of the union's members composed of paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; local, state and federal employees; higher education faculty and staff, and nurses and other healthcare professionals.