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AFT St. Louis, Local 420 Staff 

Ray Cummings


President (Interim)

Ms. Sheppard


Business Manager

 Byron Clemens


Communication Specialist/Staff 

Did you Know? AFT St. Louis History

AFT St. Louis was chartered June 11, 1935 as Local 420 with the American Federation of Teachers. The union was integrated BEFORE the St. Louis Public Schools in 1935. AFT national and our Local have stood for diversity and acceptance and against racism and segregation from the start.

No Confusion: No Raid Agreement between AFT - Mo & MNEA

There is only one bargaining agent within the St. Louis Public Schools for several categories of employees. Teachers cannot be represented by MNEA or MSTA in negotiaions, grievances or any other areas covered by agreement between SLPS and AFT St. Louis, Local 420. AFT is the only entitry that can represent anyone in the bargaining units. Teachers, Social Wokers, Counselors, Paraprofessionals, Teaching Assitants, ICAs, Safety Officers are all AFT. MSTA has no legal standing in St. Louis Public Schools.