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AFT Hits the 1.5 Million-Member Mark

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten announced just a few moments ago that the union has reached the 1.5 million member mark. It has added almost 70,000 new dues-paying members in the past two years across all of its divisions, not just teachers.

Weingarten, AFT Secretary-Treasurer Antonia Cortese, and Executive Vice President Lorretta Johnson danced on stage to "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" after the announcement.

(Kind of an odd choice, as that was former National Education Association President Reg Weaver's favorite grand-entrance song, but never mind.)

Quite a different story at the NEA, where membership has declined of late.

Video for you soon, hopefully.

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