As of August 1, 2022, all members of AAUP-UNH became members of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The affiliation unites the 45,000 members of AAUP with 1.7 million AFT members, 148,000 of whom are faculty in higher education. The affiliation provides new opportunities for support and solidarity across the state and nationwide. Our members will benefit from the AFT’s prominence and political clout as it uses its powerful voice to advocate for educators. More information about this affiliation can be found below.
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.