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AFT-Wisconsin is your union. We are a union of professionals working in the University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin Technical College System, public schools, and state agencies. Through collective action in our workplace and communities, we help ensure affordable and high-quality public education and services. We create democratic workplaces where workers who know the jobs best have a say in how the institution is run. We fight for fair compensation and working conditions. In solidarity with workers across the country and the world, we fight for a just and equitable society for all.

Join your union today.
Simply look up your workplace and job in the list below, and click on your union local's link. If you have any questions about which union you should join, please email AFT-Wisconsin Executive Assistant Kathy Kreul or call the AFT-Wisconsin office at 608-662-1444.

PK-12 Teachers and Support Staff:

  • Ashland Teachers Federation, Local 1275
  • Ashland Federation of Para-Professionals (support staff), Local 1275
  • Butternut Federation of Teachers, Local 3371 (links to a PDF membership form)
  • Chippewa Falls Federation of Teachers, Local 1907
  • Eau Claire Schools Classified Staff Federation (support staff), Local 4018
  • Hortonville Federation of Teachers, Local 6259
  • McFarland Federation of Teachers, Local 3497
  • Menasha Teachers Union, Local 1166
  • Psychologists Association of the Milwaukee Public Schools (PAMPS), Local 4076
  • St. Croix Federation of Teachers (Solon Springs), Local 3357
  • Superior Federation of Teachers, Local 202 (links to a PDF membership form)
  • Whitnall Area Federation of Teachers, Local 3307
  • Wisconsin Heights Federation of Teachers, Local 1917

State Professional Employees:

  • Professional Employees in Research, Statistics & Analysis (PERSA), Local 4999 (links to a PDF membership form)
  • Wisconsin Professional Employees Council (WPEC), Local 4848 (fiscal and staff services)
  • Wisconsin State Public Defenders (WSPDA), Local 4822 (member at large form)
  • Wisconsin Science Professionals (WSP), Local 3732 (paper membership form preferred) (online sign-up)

Technical College Faculty and Support Staff:

  • American Federation of Teachers Local 243 (Madison College full-time faculty and support staff)
  • American Federation of Teachers Local 212 (Milwaukee Area Technical College faculty and support staff)
  • Blackhawk Tech Faculty Federation, Local 2308
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College Staff and Clerical Federation (support staff), Local 2398 (links to a PDF membership form)
  • Western Technical College Federation of Employees (faculty and support staff), Local 3605
  • Northwood Technical College (faculty and OTS), Local 395

UW System Faculty, Academic Staff, and Graduate Workers (arranged by campus):

  • UW-Eau Claire: United Faculty and Academic Staff (UFAS) of UW Eau Claire, Local 6481 (faculty and academic staff)
  • UW-Green Bay: UW-Green Bay United (UWGB-United), Local 6511 (faculty and academic staff)
  • UW-La Crosse: United Academic Professionals of UW-La Crosse (UAPUWL), Local 6502  (faculty and academic staff)
  • UW-Madison: United Faculty & Academic Staff (UFAS) of UW-Madison, Local 223
  • UW-Madison: Teaching Assistants' Association (TAA), Local 3220 (graduate student workers, TA/PA/RA)
  • UW-Milwaukee: The Association of University of Wisconsin Professionals (TAUWP), Local 3535 (faculty, academic staff, and graduate student workers)
  • UW-Oshkosh: United Faculty & Staff of Oshkosh (UFSO), Local 6506 (faculty and academic staff) 
  • UW-Parkside: The Association of University of Wisconsin Professionals (TAUWP), Local 3535 (faculty and academic staff)
  • UW-Platteville: The Association of University of Wisconsin Professionals, Local 6507 (faculty and academic staff) 
  • UW-River Falls: United Falcons of UW River Falls, Local 6504 (faculty and academic staff)
  • UW-Stevens Point: UW Stevens Point Academic Representation Council (SPARC), Local 6505 (faculty and academic staff)
  • UW-Stout: Stout United, Local 6503 (faculty and academic staff)
  • UW-Superior: UW Superior Local 6514 (faculty and academic staff)
  • UW-Whitewater: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater United (UWWU), Local 6510 (faculty and academic staff)

Retirees: AFT-W Retiree Council, Local 8047R (Links to a PDF membership form)

If you do not work in a workplace that is organized within AFT-Wisconsin, you may be eligible to join AFT-Wisconsin as a member at large.  Members at large have full voting rights within AFT-Wisconsin and are entitled to all the benefits of membership (member at large membership form).  For more information about these categories of membership, please email AFT-Wisconsin at, or call the AFT-Wisconsin office at 608-662-1444.