American Federation of School Administrators
|Full name||American Federation of School Administrators|
|Key people||Diann Woodard, president|
1101 17th Street NW Ste 408Washington, 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 organization's 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. In most areas, the organization functions as a professional association rather than a traditional union. A majority of the union's membership remains in New York City, however.
The organization publishes The AFSA Administrator and presents the Distinguished Leadership Award to highlight member achievements.
According to AFSA's Department of Labor records (as of 2013[update]), about 36%, or more than a third, of the union's total membership are considered retirees, with eligibility to vote in the union. This accounts for 6,828 retirees, compared to 12,043 regular members.
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