Shoreline Community College Federation of Teachers
We are the AFT local that represents all full-time and associate faculty at Shoreline Community College. Our Executive Board is made up of Federation officers and representatives. E-Board meets during regular academic quarters on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, at 3:00 p.m. Check the calendar on the home page for the meeting room of the union meeting.
SCCFT Local 1950 is your faculty union.
Washington State Federation of AFT
Read more about the state level of American Federation of Teachers at their website. Visit the AFT WA website at http://wa.aft.org/
About the AFT
The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers. It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.
The AFT has more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide, 43 state affiliates, and more than 1.3 million members.
Five divisions within the organization represent the broad spectrum of AFT’s membership: teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel (PSRP); local, state and federal employees; higher education faculty and staff; and nurses and other healthcare professionals. In addition, the union includes more than 170,000 retiree members.
The AFT is governed by its elected officers and delegates to the union’s biennial convention, which sets union policy and elects the union’s officers. Elected leaders are Randi Weingarten, president, Lorretta Johnson, secretary-treasurer, Francine Lawrence, executive vice president, and a 43-member executive council. McElroy and LaCour also serve as vice presidents of the AFL-CIO.
In non-convention years, the AFT hosts the Quality Educational Standards in Teaching (QuEST) conference, a professional issues meeting that attracts nearly 3,000 educators from around the country. AFT’s healthcare, higher education, public employee and PSRP divisions also host yearly professional issues conferences.
The AFT advocates sound, commonsense public education policies, including high academic and conduct standards for students and greater professionalism for teachers and school staff; excellence in public service through cooperative problem-solving and workplace innovations; and high-quality healthcare provided by qualified professionals.
Many well-known Americans have been AFT members, including John Dewey, Albert Einstein, Hubert Humphrey, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, former Senate Majority Leader and Ambassador to Japan Mike Mansfield, former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala, and former United Nations Under Secretary and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Bunche.
Visit the AFT website at http://www.aft.org/