Our Vision: We are a courageous union whose members collectively forge a future in which working people build just and democratic workplaces and communities.
AFT-Wisconsin is a labor organization of professional public employees in the state of Wisconsin. Formerly called the Wisconsin Federation of Teachers, AFT-Wisconsin is a Wisconsin chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. Started primarily as a teachers’ union in 1931, AFT-Wisconsin today is comprised of many diverse professionals with over 500 job classifications, including members in the state PK-12 school system, the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), numerous state agencies, and the University of Wisconsin System.
Members of AFT-Wisconsin are organized into local unions, each representing workers in a specific area. Local unions with similar areas of interest belong to one of six constituency councils, and retired AFT-Wisconsin members are part of the Retiree Council:
- Graduate Employee Council - Graduate employees at UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee
- Higher Education Council - Faculty and academic staff in the University of Wisconsin System
- Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) Council - PSRP employees in both PK-12 school districts and the WTCS
- PK-12 Teacher Council - Teachers in Wisconsin public PK-12 school districts
- State Employee Council - Professional employees of the State of Wisconsin
- WTCS Council - Instructional staff in the WTCS
- Retiree Council - Retired members from all AFT-Wisconsin local unions