American Federation of School Administrators

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American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA)
American Federation of School Administrators (logo).PNG
Founded 1976
Members 20,000 [1]
Country United States
Affiliation AFL-CIO
Key people Diann Woodard, president
Office location

1101 17th Street NW Ste 408

Washington, D.C.

The American Federation of School Administrators or AFSA represents public school principals, vice principals, administrators, and supervisors in the United States. The trade union belongs to the AFL-CIO as one of the organizations smallest members.

The union was established by the Council of Supervisory Associations, a local union representing principals and other supervisors in the New York City Department of Education. Rather than becoming a directly affiliated local union, the AFL-CIO chartered the organization as the School Administrators and Supervisors Organizing Committee.

Because the Taft–Hartley Act does not recognize supervisors as union-eligible under federal law, AFSA only negotiates collective bargaining agreements in states where local labor rules permit them.[2] In most areas, the organization functions as a professional association rather than a traditional union. A majority of the union's memership remains in New York City, however.

The organization publishes The AFSA Administrator and presents the Distinguished Leadership Award to highlight member achievements.[3]

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  1. ^ "About AFSA". AFSA. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  2. ^ Gruenberg, Mark (2007-06-11). "Taft-Hartley Signed 60 Years Ago". Political Affairs Magazine. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  3. ^ "AFSA Announces Winners of School Administrator Leadership Award". Business Wire. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 

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