WOUFT is Local 2278 of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). WOUFT represents
all faculty employees of Western Oregon University with respect to salaries, employment terms and
workplace conditions. Since 1974, the federation has worked to promote the collective welfare of
the faculty community. WOUFT works with its affiliated organizations to eliminate
discrimination in institutions of higher education, to enact just laws which will improve the climate
for students and faculty, and to advance the public image of higher education.

Affiliate organizations are AFT, AFL-CIO, and AFT-Oregon.