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About AFT Washington

AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. We represent about 6,500 members including faculty and professional staff from community and technical colleges and pre-K through 12 classified employees. 

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AFT Washington Committees

Listed below are the AFT Washington Committees and their chairs and staff liaisons. Please contact us if you would like more information or to participate in their work.

Audit Committee
Barb Randall-Saleh, Chair, AFT Washington VP at Large
Elizabeth Ferrell, AFT Washington Staff

Budget Committee
Kenneth Pimpleton, Chair, AFT Washington Treasurer
Elizabeth Ferrell, AFT Washington Staff
 
Contingent Faculty Issues Committee
Michael Boggess, Chair,  
Richard Burton, AFT Washington Staff
 
COPE Committee
Todd Hahn, Chair, AFT Washington VP of COPE
Kristin Elia, AFT Washington Staff

Human Rights Committee
Tracy Lai, Chair, AFT Washington VP for Human Rights
Christine Landon & Richard Burton, AFT Washington Staff

Legal Defense Committee
Margaret West, AFT Washington VP for Legal Defense
Nancy Kennedy, AFT Washington Staff

Legislative Affairs Committee
Kevin Asman, AFT Washington VP for Legislative Affairs 
Bernal Baca, AFT Washington Staff

Retiree Committee
Mary Hale, President, Retiree Chapter 8045R
Merrilee Miron, AFT Washington Staff

About the AFT

Learn more about the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers and is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.

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History of the AFT

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.

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AFT Mission Statement

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.


About AFT Higher Education

AFT is the largest higher education union in the country, representing over 130,000 higher education faculty, professional staff and graduate employees. The AFT higher education department mission is to help our affiliates and their members prosper in the face of political, economic and technological forces challenging the most basic assumptions about the union's role on campus.

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About AFT PSRP

The Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) division of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, represents more than 350,000 school support staff in K-12 districts, colleges and universities. Our jobs include office employees, custodians, maintenance workers, bus drivers, instructional paraprofessionals, food service workers, school nurses and health aides, technicians, groundskeepers, secretaries, bookkeepers, mechanics, special education assistants and hundreds of other job titles.

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Toll free number for AFT Washington:

1-866-99-AFTWA or 1-866-992-3892