A National Movement

AFT Academics is a new national union of academic workers. We are dedicated to creating a just, sustainable, and engaged academy by empowering the people who make it run. Through solidarity, direct action, and legislative efforts we can win on the issues that impact academic workers, our students, and our communities.

AFT Proud

AFT Academics is a project of the American Federation of Teachers. The AFT is 1.7 million members strong, and the largest higher education union in the United States at over 250,000 members in colleges and universities across the country. Learn more about the AFT here.

Your Union

From graduate workers to non-tenure faculty, in public or private institutions, AFT Academics is the union for all academic workers. Our exciting new Associate Membership program means you don’t have to wait for a union to be formed in your workplace, you can join today! Learn more.