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Public Employee Key Issues

Retirement Security

Is your retirement secure? That’s a loaded question these days. Most members of AFT Public Employees participate in defined-benefit retirement systems that provide retirees guaranteed income for life. But a combination of factors, both real and manufactured, have resulted in increased scrutiny of defined-benefit pensions for public employees. More.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of workers on the job is a human right; and, as a nation, the United States is failing to protect its workers. More.

Work that Matters

Work That Matters programs humanize the work of government. Work That Matters programs put a face on public services and serve to inform the public about the dedicated professionals who make up the government workforce. More.

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the Promise

Join us to reclaim the promise of high-quality public services for strong communities. more actions


AFT Voices

Do you think it is important for public employees to contact their elected officials about funding for public services? Why or why not?