Albert Shanker, President of U.F.T.

Title

Albert Shanker, President of U.F.T.

Description

Albert Shanker, the president of the United Federation of Teachers, is holding the report that would stop the threat of striking teachers.
 
When Albert Shanker saw two teachers unions form into one, The Teacher’s Guild and New York City's High School Teacher's Association, he became an active part in the new organization, the United Federation of Teachers. He became involved in teacher’s rights, knowing they needed a higher salary for their difficult job, and often led strikes in order to accomplish his goals. In 1964, he left the teaching position to become the full time president of the organization. His efforts even aided those who weren’t teachers, when during 1975, he led a five-day strike during which he asked the Teachers' Retirement System to invest $150 million in Municipal Corp. bonds. It was thanks to this action that he saved New York from complete bankruptcy.

Creator

Walter Albertin

Date

1965

Source

https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3f00000/3f05000/3f05800/3f05880r.jpg

Relation

Rights

Source: New York State United Teachers. (2012, October 4). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:08, October 12, 2012, from http://bit.ly/QWbKjp

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Library of Congress

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Albert Shanker, UFT, Teaching, Public Education, Strikes, Unions, Labor

Coverage

Historic

Files

https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3f00000/3f05000/3f05800/3f05880r.jpg

Reference

Walter Albertin, Albert Shanker, President of U.F.T., Library of Congress, 1965

Cite As

Walter Albertin, “Albert Shanker, President of U.F.T.,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed July 22, 2024, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/339.