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AFT: Solution-Driven Unionism

08 August 2012
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The AFT's 2012 convention in Detroit included important policy resolutions, lively speeches, presentations on some of the union's projects and partnerships and re-election of the top three leaders.

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) held their national convention in Detroit, Michigan in July.

Randi Weingarten was re-elected AFT President to a third term.

"We need to act in innovative, creative and new ways—simultaneously refuting our critics, advancing our values, connecting with community and proposing solutions. That's solution-driven unionism," Weingarten said in her speech to the delegates.

PSI general secretary Peter Waldorff brought greetings to the PSI-affiliated AFT unionists.

For more on keynote speeches and other proceedings, please see AFT's webpage.

The American Federation of Teachers represents 1.5 million members in more than 3,000 local affiliates.

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