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Jessica Tang
Boston Teachers Union President Jessica Tang was unanimously elected President of the AFT Massachusetts at the statewide union’s annual convention on May 4, 2024. She began her career in Boston Public Schools as a middle school social studies teacher, and is the first person of color to serve as President of AFT Massachusetts.
Jessica Tang has served as the President of the Boston Teachers Union since 2017, representing over 10,000 active and retired educators. She was the first person of color, first openly queer and first woman in over thirty years to serve in this role. She is a co-founder of the Teacher Activist Group-Boston, Boston Education Justice Alliance and MA Education Justice Alliance, and serves as a board member for several civic and labor groups including Citizens for Public Schools, Private Industry Council, Boston Partners in Education, Parent Teacher Home Visit Project and the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance. She is also the first and only Asian American member to serve on the American Federation of Teachers Executive Council.

Brant is the Secretary-Treasurer of AFT Massachusetts. He was first elected to the position in 2016. Before becoming Secretary-Treasurer, Duncan served as one of the union's Vice Presidents from 2011 to 2016.

As Secretary-Treasurer, Brant is committed to advocating for the schools and resources our students deserve. He provides regular training and support to AFT locals on financial management and communications, and works closely with President Beth Kontos and the AFT Massachusetts Executive Board to appropriate funds and ensure that the union’s resources are used strategically.