AFT Voices

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

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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

Thoughts and prayers must be met with policy changes

More than 200 days have passed since the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to prevent gun violence and the U.S…

Reviving Rural America

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of strolling down Main Street in Nyack, N.Y., with my grandfather. From his dress shop, we’d run…

It’s our movement — the labor movement — that fights for the better life

Americans want a better future for our families and communities and a better life for ourselves: namely, good jobs, high-quality and…

Turned away at the border

By Arthur Goldstein

Four steps to free college

Have you heard the argument that college students should stop complaining about costs and just pay their tuition with a summer job? Or…

Five things we’re doing to address the student debt crisis

Student debt has hit record levels in the United States, with 45 million people carrying an average $38,000 in debt: That’s a total of…

Student debt puts a teaching career on hold

Jorge Brito wanted to be a teacher. He went back to school, earned the master’s degree he needed for certification, and began looking for…


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