Reclaim Our Future

The American Federation of Teachers fights for a better life for all and for the next generation to do even better. We fight for good jobs and the right to a union; for high-quality and well-resourced healthcare, public services, and public schools and colleges; to counter discrimination and division; and to protect the right to vote, the integrity of elections and our imperiled democracy.

As professionals and as a union, we care, we fight, we show up and we vote. We choose hope and aspiration over fear and division. It is time to turn the aspiration that unites everyone in our richly diverse country—the aspiration for a better life for ourselves, our children and our communities—into action.

Member highlights #IamAFT

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Black Lives Matter

Making Black Lives Matter at school every day
Our members care, fight, and show up for their students. Part of that is making sure that Black students know they are loved, valued, and capable in a society that often gives them the opposite message.
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Rutgers

Equity in pay
The women at Rutgers University are suing for pay inequity, as they are paid less than their male counterparts. The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg did the same 50 years ago.
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AFT Retiree Legacy Project

Activists never retire
Through the AFT Retiree Legacy Project we want our retirees to share their truths, heal and grow together, because it is never too late to be an activist or an ally!
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Philadelphia, Penn.

Safe working conditions now!
Educators in Philadelphia demand safer working conditions before in-person instruction resumes.

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