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13th check for TRS retirees planned for delivery in JanuaryPublish Date: September 17, 2021 11:02 am
The Teacher Retirement System of Texas will deliver a supplemental pension payment—a 13th check—to retirees in January after the budget bill funding is signed by the governor. TRS members who...Read More
Sept. 10, 2021: Texas AFT sues state to block voter suppression bill; New special session on the way; AFT’s Randi Weingarten visits TexasPublish Date: September 10, 2021 2:03 pm
Texas AFT joins in lawsuit to protect access to voting after voter suppression bill is signed into law Texas AFT sued state election officials Tuesday to block the provisions of...Read More
One of our union’s top priorities is fighting efforts to further privatize our public education system — whether through new voucher schemes or expensive, unaccountable charter schools.
Our over-reliance on standardized testing serves no one. Judging students, teachers, & communities by a child’s performance on STAAR shouldn’t be the strategy for improving public education.
Texas AFT’s Bridges Institute for Professional Development provides diverse, high-quality programming and resources to support educator development in and out of the classroom.
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.