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Rumors Swirling About Start Date for Voucher Special SessionPublish Date: September 28, 2023 10:46 pm
Texas has become awash in dark money seeking to influence public education over the past several years. This dark money represents political and business agendas working to undermine our public...Read More
Sept. 22, 2023: Nothing About Us Without UsPublish Date: September 25, 2023 2:10 pm
Friday, September 22, 2023 Texas AFT Retiree Plus members at the Texas Tribune Festival on Thursday, engaging in conversations with members of the media, Texas voters, and elected officials like...Read More
About Texas AFT
Our union is the strongest voice for Texas public school employees. We’ve been dubbed the “most aggressive.”
Not only do we fight back against threats to our public schools, we fight forward to win the respect we need and resources to help our students thrive.
We want you to thrive as a professional too. Our Bridges Institute for Professional Development provides high-quality programming to support educator development in and out of the classroom.
Your union, your voice. Texas AFT is committed to listening to the real experts on public education: you. We don’t allow administrators to join, so our agenda is your agenda.
Our Commitment to You
State Advocacy: If we want to keep teachers and staff in our public schools, it’s time for the Legislature to fully fund our schools so they can thrive. Our team is at the Capitol to make them listen.
National Backing: Texas AFT and its local unions stand alongside 1.7 million AFT members across the country. Our affiliation with the AFL-CIO means the backing of working people nationwide.
Texas AFT works to better the profession of educators by promoting effective public education policy to improve the pay and working conditions of teachers, nurses, counselors, and other professionals.
Our union also represents higher education employees at community colleges and universities. We are actively organizing higher ed local unions around the state.
Support personnel — from bus drivers to cafeteria workers to custodians — keep our schools running. Texas AFT aims to represent their varied interests on the local and state levels.