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.