American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Contact American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Officers
Edward J. McElroy, President
Nat LaCour, Secretary-Treasurer
Antonia Cortese, Executive Vice President
About American Federation of Teachers (AFT)The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers. It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO. The AFT has more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide, 43 state affiliates, and more than 1.3 million members. Five divisions within the organization represent the broad spectrum of AFT's membership: teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel (PSRP); 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. The AFT is governed by its elected officers and delegates to the union's biennial convention, which sets union policy and elects the union's officers.