By the Numbers | AFT local unions
3,370 Number of locals chartered by the AFT
3,019: Locals with fewer than 600 members
1,819: Locals with fewer than 100 members
One in four of AFT’s 1.56 million members belong to a small
local, and 90 percent of AFT local unions are considered
small, defined as having fewer than 600 members.
While belonging to a small local can foster a sense of teamwork,
small locals often come up short of the resources, training and
volunteers to effectively represent members, according to a new
AFT task force.