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.
AFT Michigan is the state organization of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (AFT), our national union. Individual members belong to an AFT union local. Each union local is affiliated with AFT Michigan and the AFT. AFT Michigan promotes public education, strengthens worker voice, advances the institutions in which our members work, and builds a progressive movement committed to achieving these goals.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) works tirelessly to improve the lives of working people. We are the democratic, voluntary federation of 55 national and international labor unions that represent 12.5 million working men and women.
TThe Michigan State AFL-CIO is the state federation of labor, representing over 1,000,000 active and retired members of 59 unions throughout the state. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation.