AFT Indiana has always been on the vanguard of teacher rights through collective bargaining initiatives. Prior to passage of the bargaining law, AFT Indiana initiated collective bargaining. In addition to this traditional commitment, AFT Indiana continues to lead in educational reforms that enhance teacher quality and improve student learning. AFT Indiana locals are among the first in the state to explore new relationships with school boards. We advocate an equal partnership for teachers in the decision making which will produce the schools of the future through teacher empowerment.
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.