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American Federation of Teachers

The American Federation of Teachers is an American labor union that primarily represents teachers. The union was founded in Chicago in 1916. A precursor to the group, the American Federation of Teachers and Students, was founded in 1900. Approximately 60% of AFT's membership works directly in education, with the remainder of the union's membership composed of paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; local, state and federal employees; higher education faculty and staff, and nurses and other healthcare professionals. Wikipedia*

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American Federation of Teachers has hosted 31 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1985 Forum. The year with the most events was 1992 with five events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2017 with an average of 1,182 views per video. Most appearances with Albert Shanker (12), Sandra Feldman (11), Edward McElroy (5). Most common tags: Labor Unions, Teachers, Schools.

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