WHO WE ARE
Educators Across VA
The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, was founded in 1916 and today represents 1.7 million members in more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide.
AFT Virginia represents over 5,000 members and school employees throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our locals include Fairfax County Federation of Teacher, Hampton Federation of Teachers, and Norfolk Federation of Teachers.
JOIN THE UNION
CHAMPION FAIRNESS AND DEMOCRACY
PROMOTE BETTER ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND HIGHER QUALITY EDUCATION
DEFEND HEALTHCARE AND PUBLIC SERVICES FOR ALL STUDENTS
Joining a union can have a significant impact on workers, especially for women and people of color. The Economic Policy Institute has demonstrated the many benefits of unionization, including increased wages, improved benefits, and reduced wage inequities. By supporting progressive policies and increasing education funding, unions can help reduce inequality and provide more opportunities for workers and their families.
A SEAT AT THE TABLE
With #collectivebargaining, educators advocate not only for their working conditions, but also for students learning conditions. We use our collective voices to fight for fair pay, student resources, smaller class sizes, increase in support staff, and so much more! #unionyes
Join a Community of Over 5,000 Public School Employees
Join the movement, fight for public education!