Welcome to the North Idaho Federation of Teachers' website. 

The North Idaho Federation of Teachers is one of nine American Federation of Teachers (AFT) chapters in Idaho.

The AFT was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers.  The Idaho Federation of Teachers has represented education employees in Idaho for 39 years.

To learn more, please see the "About Us" tab above.  To join NIFT, please select the "membership" tab above.



How the teacher shortage could turn into a crisis

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the looming teacher shortage our public schools face and how we can address the challenge before it turns into a crisis.


Momentum builds for graduate workers' unions

As it gathers momentum, the movement to organize graduate assistants could well overturn old policies barring private college and university graduate workers from unionizing, and pave the way for guaranteed workers' rights in the future.


A fight for the very soul of our country

In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the need for our country to return to the kind of thoughtful yet passionate discourse and engagement in civic life that's been far too rare lately.


Weingarten to Senate on court nomination: Do your job

The Constitution is crystal clear about what to do when there's a Supreme Court vacancy: The president of the United States nominates a candidate for the bench, and the Senate provides advice and consent, AFT President Randi Weingarten says, urging the Senate to do its job.