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About Us

Welcome to the PSA@RIC website. We hope these pages will give you a good sense of who we are and how we support the college.

The Professional Staff Association at Rhode Island College is the bargaining unit for approximately 165 employees in a variety of administrative, non-teaching faculty, and technical staff positions at the college.

Some examples of the many ways our employees serve Rhode Island College are: conducting student recruitment; offering student financial assistance; providing food and housing for our students; offering counseling and advising services; implementing and

AFT Public Employees is the division of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) that represents federal, state and local government employees. MORE
The AFT represents higher education faculty (including both full- and part-time), professional staff and graduate employees, in all sectors of higher education—public and private, two-year and four-year institutions of higher education. MORE

Learn the history of the AFT, including the union's founding in Chicago in 1916, its affiliation with the AFL-CIO, its battles for workers and human rights and its continued work to uphold the proud traditions on which the union was created.


AFT Mission Statement

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.

Learn more about the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers and is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.


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