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About AFT Teachers

Throughout this century, the AFT has been a major force for preserving and strengthening America's democratic commitment to public education and public service. Desegregating public schools, passing the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act, establishing collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees, and addressing the needs of disadvantaged children are just a few of the causes the AFT has championed.



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.


See a Bully, Stop a Bully, Make a Difference

Bullying is a serious problem that affects kids and teens throughout the nation. It can happen anywhere: face-to-face, on the web or over the phone. As serious as this problem is, the good news is that we can join together to stop it.

Bullying awareness is an issue that AFT and our members feel strongly about. To show our commitment to anti-bullying, we are providing list of resources, including this Power Point presentation, that offers tools and information regarding bullying. The Birmingham Federation of Teachers also has materials to help you spread the word that bullying is not ok.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a workshop on bullying through AFT, please contact our office:

Birmingham Federation of Teachers at 205-933-3333, visit our website at, or email us at

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Birmingham American Federation of Teachers, BFT/AFT/AFL-CIO, as a union of educators and support personnel, to preserve and protect the rights of its membership; and to organize, serve and empower its membership for the purpose of addressing educational issues that promote and support quality education for all students, and with dignity and fair compensation for those who provide it.