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AFT New Jersey represents 30,000-plus PreK-12 and higher education workers. It is the state’s largest higher education union, and its membership also includes the largest public school district (Newark).
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Our Mission

AFTNJ promotes statewide organization/unionization of teachers and education personnel, securing for them a determining voice in establishing professional standards.
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This organization shall be known as AFT New Jersey State Federation, AFT, AFL-CIO, and it shall affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers and those organizations mandated by its constitution and bylaws.
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The New Jersey State Federation of Teachers was chartered in 1938 by the American Federation of Teachers. The name of the federation has since changed to
AFT New Jersey.

Supporting Our members and organized labor across New Jersey

AFT New Jersey represents 30,000-plus PreK to 12 and higher education faculty and staff throughout the Garden State,
advocating for fair contracts and safe working conditions, backing legislation that benefits education and working families,
and standing in solidarity with union affiliates.

Active Campaigns

Affordable State Health Benefits for Adjunct Faculty

AFT New Jersey is mobilizing N.J. adjunct faculty for a campaign to enact into law affordable access to the State Health Benefits Program.

member support

From the start of negotiations
Right Through to the ratification

AFT New Jersey personnel is available to provide AFT locals with guidance and resources as they navigate the contractual process.

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