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.
Throughout this century, the AFT has been a major force for preserving and strengthening America's democratic commitment to public education and public service. Desegregating public schools, passing the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act, establishing collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees, and addressing the needs of disadvantaged children are just a few of the causes the AFT has championed.
The new AFLAC year begins November 1. The 18 deductions for AFLAC are:
November 7, 21; December 5,19; January 15,30; February 13, 27; March 13, 31;
April 15, 30; May 15, 29; June 15, September 30 (2009), October 15, 30 (2009)
Here are the schedule paydates for 2008-2009:
September 26; October 10, 24; November 7, 21; December 5, 19, 31;
January 15, 31; February 13, 27; March 13, 31; April 15, 30; May 15, 29;
June 15, 30; July 15, 31; August 14
May 25 will be the final pay for those that elected 20 pays
June 15 will be the large pay for those who wanted their summer pay in one sum
The 1% increase and retroactive pay will be started on September 26 pay.
Crawford AuSable Federation of Teachers
Membership: 119 members
Joined AFTMichigan (then MFT): May 1 1975
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