AFT 100th Anniversary Videos - Part 1
1. Margaret Haley: Matriarch of Teacher Unionism
- In turn of the century, overcrowded Chicago classrooms, Margaret Haley and her 5,000 women elementary teachers blaze a path to gain fair pay, better classrooms, and a voice in their professions.
2. Backlash: Fighting Anti-Union Efforts
- From Yellow-dog Contracts which forbade teachers from joining a union, to modern corporate education reform which seeks to weaken teacher voice, AFT has continually had to fight to give our members a voice in their workplace.
3. AFT Leads on Desegregation
- In addition to being one of the first education organizations pushing for desegregation of schools, AFT sacrificed much needed revenue by forcing out their own segregated locals.
4. Teacher Power: Gaining Collective Bargaining for Teachers
- With school administrators ignoring the needs of teachers, New York City teachers risk their livelihoods to gain a voice at the bargaining table.