Congratulations to the 1st Train the Trainer class of AFT! We learned so much and we are excited to provide our students, colleagues, families and community with this training! Welcome the new AVERT instructors!
AFT LOCAL 420
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Executive Board Members
Attorney George Suggs did the swearing in of the Executive Board.
Standing in Solidarity with UAW!
When our union brothers and sisters need us, we show up! We Fight and We Care!
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.
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.
Principals and Assistant Principals have their own bargaining unit LOCAL 44. MNEA does