American Federation of Teachers

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.

The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, was founded in 1916 and today represents 1.6 million members in more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
AFT President Randi Weingarten on President Trump’s State of the Union Address
Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten on President Trump’s State of the Union address. Weingarten attended the address as a guest of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “The test of any president is whether he can unite a country and enact policies that enable broad-based opportunity. On...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
AFT President Randi Weingarten on the Passage of the GOP Tax Bill
Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten on the passage of the GOP tax bill: “This isn’t tax reform; it is simply the largest transfer of wealth to those at the top in generations—at the expense of working and middle-class Americans. President Trump may have campaigned as a populist, but with...
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Newswire article
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Message to Betsy DeVos: Take Campus Sexual Assault Seriously
Today, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is finally meeting with advocates for campus sexual assault survivors. It’s a step forward. But the Department of Education has also taken two giant steps back in the last 24 hours. First, DeVos scheduled similar meetings with “men’s rights activists” and...
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