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Wave of Layoffs Hitting Public Schools in State with $32.7 Billion SurplusPublish Date: February 22, 2024 4:55 pm
A growing number of Texas public schools are confronting a wave of layoffs and budget cuts, highlighting a statewide crisis of chronic underfunding exacerbated by political decisions at the highest...Read More
Feb. 2, 2024: Kicking Off Election SeasonPublish Date: February 6, 2024 11:11 am
Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 “God bless the Texas labor movement, and God help Texas.” Last weekend, Texas AFT delegates attended the Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention, kicking off Texas labor’s political...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.