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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.

We protect and advance the terms and conditions of employment for our members, professional educators and staff committed to their students and to their support by Kean University. The KFT is a democratic, inclusive, strong union local with over 80% membership. We are proud of our members' work with their students and for the union.