AFT Voices

Raising up the voices of AFT members in preK-12 public education, higher education, healthcare and public services.


We’re 1.7 million teachers, paraprofessionals/school-related personnel, higher ed faculty, public employees, & healthcare workers making a difference every day.

Randi Weingarten

American Federation of Teachers president, committed to improving schools, hospitals and public institutions for children, families and communities.

Mary Cathryn Ricker

Mom, @NBPTS ELA teacher, @SPFT28 member serving as @AFTUnion Executive Vice-president who loves working in the community for good ideas. Photo credit: @Cud_mags

Virginia Myers

Telling stories of higher education and labor for and about the fascinating college faculty and staff members of the American Federation of Teachers. #LoveMyJob

PSRP Editor

Editor of AFT’s PSRP Reporter, a publication for paraprofessionals and school related personnel

AFT Public Employees

AFT works to bring meaningful collective bargaining rights to public employees at all levels of government -

Latest Posts

The unfinished business of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

By Randi Weingarten, Lorretta Johnson and Evelyn DeJesus

Caught on camera

Chronicling a lifetime of racism

‘I can’t breathe’

When a person gasps “I can’t breathe,” it is incomprehensible that there would not be a rush to help. Yet this was the lived experience of…

AFT expands anti-racism efforts, calls for separating police and schools

The AFT executive council has passed a groundbreaking resolution, “Confronting Racism and in Support of Black Lives,” that lays out 19…

We must say her name, too

By Lorretta Johnson

Why Black male teachers matter

Many of the lessons Black male teachers bring to the classroom go far beyond academic content and pedagogy. Their unique lived experiences…


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