American Federation of Teachers
Found in 83 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 12-15
Abstract Abraham Lefkowitz was a teacher and principal in the New York elementary school system and active in teachers unions, civic and social reform movements, and championed minority causes and civil liberties. He was one of the founders of the American Federation of Teachers, serving as Vice-President for fourteen years. His papers reflect his professional and social contributions made during his years in the New York public school system, particularly his fight against communists in the AFT.
Dates: 1934 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1955
Abstract The American Federation of Teachers is a labor union representing primary and secondary school teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty and professional staff, and nurses and other health care professionals. The AFT Educational Issues Department, originally the Task Force on Educational Issues, is the research and development arm of the union. The department tracks education policies from local, state and national bodies, conducts research and analysis on those policies, produces...
Dates: 1934 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1971 - 2002
Abstract The Human Rights and Community Relations Department of the American Federation of Teachers was created by Vice President Richard Parrish October 2, 1966. Before the official department was created it was a standing committee and then a permanent committee with in the executive council. The department was created as an office in the AFT that would be responsible for collecting and distributing information about the government, education and community policies and programs dealing with civil...
Dates: 1960 - 2005
Abstract Papers consist of correspondence, ballots, proceedings from meetings, clippings, local finances, per capita reports, charter applications. Subjects include integration, federal works programs, loyalty oaths, academic freedom, federal aid to education, communist issues.
Dates: 1914 - 1980
Abstract Contains Series VIII-XIII. Series VIII State publications, 1950s-1963 Series IX, miscellaneous materials 1935-1964 Series X communications to locals, 1934-1963 Series XI memos and mimeographed materials, 1921-1964 Series XII Locals, 1914-1960s Series XIII AFT conventions, 1916-1967
Dates: 1914 - 1967
Abstract The St. Paul (Minnesota) Federation of Teachers, Local 28, is the fifth oldest American Federation of Teachers local in continued existence in the U.S. and the first teacher's union in Minnesota. It evolved from the Grade Teachers Federation (1898) and received its AFT charter June 18, 1918 under the St. Paul Federation of Women Teachers, Local 28. The St. Paul Federation of Men Teachers was chartered February 19 of the following year as Local 43. The two locals worked together closely through...
Dates: 1898 - 1970
Abstract Collection contains correspondence, office files, financial materials, subject files, and minutes. The issues facing teachers in this zone were clean safe housing, job protection, salaries for married teachers and assignments. Important correspondence are with Governors Parfitt and Parker, Jules Kolodny, George Meany, David Seldon and Albert Shanker.
Dates: 1918 - 1981
Abstract This collection has union newspapers, correspondence, reports, convention material, proceedings, minutes, flyers, brochures and other materials related to the growth of the DFT. Issues in these papers are Bradly v. Milliken, class size, desegregation, collective bargaining, strikes and salaries
Dates: 1930 - 1979
Abstract This chapter of DFT Local 231 was organized at Wayne State University in the early 1940s when the University was administered by the Detroit Board of Education. The papers consist of minutes, reports, budget materials, and various policy issues. The subjects reflect the union's efforts to increase salaries, maintain academic freedom and support non-discrimination in hiring of faculty
Dates: 1941 - 1957; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1955
Abstract Office files of the Toledo (Ohio) Federation of Teachers, Local 250 of the American Federation of Teachers. Included are the files of the Salary and Professional Standards committees; minutes of general meetings; Board of Directors meetings; and meetings of building representatives. Subjects include AFT conventions, legislation pertaining to education, teacher salaries, and school taxation. Among the correspondents are Arthur Elder, Carl Megel, and Stephen Young.
Dates: 1933 - 1968
Abstract The collection consist of correspondence, news paper clippings, minutes, contracts, legal, and financial papers. A small amount of files are grievances.
Dates: 1937 - 1944
Abstract Teachers of East Detroit, Michigan, were first organized into the American Federation of Teachers in 1942, as members of the Macomb County Federation of Teachers, Local 698. The papers of the EDFT, beginning in 1953, include correspondence, minutes, constitutions, school board policy papers, and material on collective bargaining, co-ops, financial statements, conferences, grievances, merit rating, millage campaigns, strikes, mediation, insurance, retirement, and other matters of interest to...
Dates: 1953 - 1964
Abstract This collection consists of correspondence, notes, bulletins, and reports of the Federation's activities in Hamtramck, Michigan. There are also copies of Hamtramck Teachers and of UFT newsletters.
Dates: 1957 - 1963
Abstract Files consist of correspondence, memos, reports, lists and other related materials to the unions operations. The collection contains information on contract negotiations and the Seton High School strike in 1968.
Dates: 1962 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1975
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 5
Abstract At the time of deposit, the Hawaii Federation of College Teachers, Local 2003 of AFT, included all nine campuses in the University of Hawaii system. The records include bulletins and correspondence sent to members, testimony and a motion by local union Executive Secretary William Abbott, and the Local's constitution.
There is no finding aid for this collection.
There is no finding aid for this collection.
Abstract The collection contains information on collective bargaining and arbitration for college faculty, education in Wisconsin and issues facing vocational and adult education.
Dates: 1972 - 1989
Abstract The collection consist of correspondence and other materials relating to the operation and administration of the union.
Dates: 1942 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1983
Abstract Collective bargaining, strikes and issues facing public education in Massachusetts. There is a lot of information on the various locals in Massachusetts and their issues ranging from strikes to contract negotiations.
Dates: 1952 - 1980
Abstract Correspondence between the AFT national office, state federations, locals and individual members concerning legal action by or against members of the union. Also included are applications for grants from the AFT defense fund. Topics covered include academic freedom and the National Educational Policies Committee.
Dates: 1930 - 1969
Abstract Minutes, correspondence, reports, publications covering the president's office of Carl Megel and predominantly Charlie Cogen and David Selden. Important subjects are teacher strikes, contract negotiations, school desegregation, Oceanhill-Brownsville, education legislation, job stress, teacher centers.
The records are divided into two parts.
The records are divided into two parts.
Dates: 1960 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974
Abstract The Organizing Department facilitates the growth of local affiliates of the American Federation of Teachers. Under the tenures of David Selden and Albert Shanker, both of whom had extensive organizing experience prior to their respective presidencies, organizing efforts ramped up significantly in the 1960s and 1970s. The AFT was the fastest growing union in the mid-1970s when organizing became a distinct department. The department provides services and resources to state and local affiliates...
Dates: 1961 - 2004
Abstract This collection has clippings, correspondence, minutes, newsletters and reports that deal with various roles Loewenthal had at the AFT. He administered several departments that included COPE, legislation, Colleges and Universities, International education and communications. He assisted Shanker in development of the Public Employee Department of the AFL-CIO. The papers also reflect the internal changes the AFT went through during the 1970s
Dates: 1970 - 1979
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, clippings, speeches, reports, meeting materials and publications related to the activities of Carl Megel while he was president of the AFT, director of legislation and in charge of Retiree networks. The papers have information the integration of AFT locals, loyalty oaths, academic freedom, education legislation, and retirement of teachers. Important correspondence include Albert Shanker, Walter P. Reuther, David Selden, George Meany, and George Counts.
Dates: 1914 - 1993
Abstract Papers covering the activities of various secretary-treasurers of the AFT. The secretary-treasurer oversees departments within the national office, collects per capita dues, responds to affiliates’ needs such as strike and collective bargaining assistance, and is closely involved with the AFT Executive Council and the AFL-CIO secretary-treasurers. Part I topics of note include organizing, segregated locals, worker education, international teacher unions, federal aid to education, and academic...
Dates: 1916 - 2005
Abstract The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), was founded in 1916 to improve the working lives of teachers through-out the country and has grown to be one of the largest unions in the United States that is affiliated with the AFL-CIO. The southern regional office is one of five satellite offices of the AFT. The southern region represents teachers from elementary school through higher education, paraprofessionals, and school-related personnel who are members of the AFT in the states of Alabama,...
Dates: 1968 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1985