Article 1: Membership
Eligible persons for membership of Kean Federation of Teachers shall be all members of the bargaining unit.
Article 2: Dues
Section 1: Dues shall be one per cent of gross salary per year.
The following standing committees shall be active in the Federation:
2. Contract Negotiations
3. Educational Policies
In order to secure effective, independent, aggressive and adversary representation in establishing their rights, duties and conditions of employment; in order to work together for the benefit of each and all; and in order to establish a firm, democratic foundation for fighting for sound principles of democratic education on campus, in the state, and throughout the nation, the faculty members of Kean University of New Jersey do establish this constitution.
Established in 1978, the Kean Federation of Teachers (KFT) is a union of more than 450 professors, professional staff and librarians. KFT Local 2187 is a member of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and of the AFL-CIO. The KFT is one of the locals under the Council of New Jersey State College/University Locals (CNJSCL), the statewide bargaining agent for more than 6,500 professional employees in 11 state college locals in New Jersey.
AFT is the largest higher education union in the country, representing over 130,000 higher education faculty, professional staff and graduate employees. The AFT higher education department mission is to help our affiliates and their members prosper in the face of political, economic and technological forces challenging the most basic assumptions about the union's role on campus.
Learn the history of the AFT, including the union's founding in Chicago in 1916, its affiliation with the AFL-CIO, its battles for workers and human rights and its continued work to uphold the proud traditions on which the union was created.
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.
Learn more about the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers and is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.