AFT ACADEMICS

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Sign up today to become a member of AFT Academics and an associate member of the American Federation of Teachers, the largest higher education union in the United States.

By coming together as workers we can take on the administrative bloat, financialization, and casualization of the academy, and end the poverty wages and deteriorating working conditions that come with it.

Join us as we build the movement to raise industry standards so that we can do the work we love without struggling to live.

AFT ACADEMICS MEMBER BENEFITS

Organizing Resources

We provide you with the tools you need to begin building power in your workplace and community – including trainings, literature, strategic guidance from AFT union organizers, and so much more.

Connections

We connect you to a national movement of academic workers organizing for a fairer academy and a better world. By connecting we are able to support each other’s struggles on the ground and amplify them online.

Power

We are broadening the strength of the academic labor movement regionally and nationally through direct action and legislative initiatives. Members of AFT Academics are winning material changes locally and creating pressure to raise standards nationally.

Free Trauma Counseling Program 

AFT members work hard—now more than ever—to educate, heal, help and serve our communities. We know that work can be particularly difficult when members are experiencing personal and workplace trauma of their own. Now the AFT is offering a new, free benefit—trauma counseling—to provide help and healing for our members, wherever and whenever it is needed.

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AFT+ MEMBER BENEFITS

These are just some of the benefits available to members of AFT Academics.