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AFT-Maryland, AFT, AFL-CIO

AFT-Maryland, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, was chartered in 1973 and today represents more than 18,000 members in the State of Maryland.

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The local unions within our State Federation represent pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; state and local government employees; and nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Click here for a list of links to our local affiliates.

Members make their voices heard on the state level by electing delegates to our state convention and by participating on various committees. Delegates to the convention vote on policy and the goals and objectives of the state federation. The convention elects the president, the secretary-treasurer, and the twelve vice preseidents who comprise the Executive Board. The Executive Board directs the operations of AFT-Maryland between conventions.

Part of a Labor Network

The AFT, AFT-Maryland, and our local unions are active participants in the AFL-CIO and its local labor councils. This labor network enhances the unions' effectiveness in local communities, the state legislature, and in Washington, D.C. As part of the larger labor community, we are able to lend our collective voices to those issues facing our members.


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About the AFT: Click here to learn more about the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers and is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.

AFT Mission Statement: The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.

History of the AFT

About AFT Public Employees

About AFT Teachers

About AFT PSRP

About AFT Higher Education

About AFT Healthcare

 

About the AFT

Learn more about the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers and is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.

AFT Mission Statement

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.


History of the AFT

Learn the history of the AFT, including the union's founding in Chicago in 1916, its affiliation with the AFL-CIO, its battles for workers and human rights and its continued work to uphold the proud traditions on which the union was created.

About AFT Public Employees

AFT Public Employees is the division of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) that represents federal, state and local government employees.

About AFT Teachers

Throughout this century, the AFT has been a major force for preserving and strengthening America's democratic commitment to public education and public service. Desegregating public schools, passing the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act, establishing collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees, and addressing the needs of disadvantaged children are just a few of the causes the AFT has championed.

About AFT PSRP

The Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) division of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, represents more than 350,000 school support staff in K-12 districts, colleges and universities. Our jobs include office employees, custodians, maintenance workers, bus drivers, instructional paraprofessionals, food service workers, school nurses and health aides, technicians, groundskeepers, secretaries, bookkeepers, mechanics, special education assistants and hundreds of other job titles.

About AFT Higher Education

AFT is the largest higher education union in the country, representing over 130,000 higher education faculty, professional staff and graduate employees. The AFT higher education department mission is to help our affiliates and their members prosper in the face of political, economic and technological forces challenging the most basic assumptions about the union's role on campus.

About AFT Healthcare

AFT Healthcare represents more than 70,000 members in 100 locals in 18 states and territories. The division has a very diverse membership, with members in more than 6,000 job titles working in the public and private sector in hospitals, clinics, home health agencies and schools throughout the United States. Many members are registered nurses, but the union also represents LPNs, technicians, technologists, therapists, aides, clerical personnel, service and maintenance workers, pharmacists and doctors.