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.
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.
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.
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.
The NFT is often asked questions like, "When was our last raise?" "How do we compare with other districts?" NFT Vice President Jon Dick has compiled the following data for our members.
It is easiest to use the step 10, BA+60 cell on the salary schedule for comparison. In 1999-2000 school year, step 10, BA+60 = $47,543 In 2010-2011 school year, step 10, BA+60 = $61,977.
NFT has a brick at Novato's City Hall. Visit City Hall - Go find it!