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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.


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.

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. MORE

Your Union Organizers and their Turf Assignments

Jimmy Brown



Arrington                                  Parker

Brown                                       Princeton

Bush Hill Academy                 Putnam

Carver                                      Service Center

Central Park                            South Hampton

Central Office                         Transportation

Hemphill                                 Tuggle

Hudson                                   Washington

Inglenook                               Wenonah

Jackson Olin                           West End


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