We work together — statewide and in our districts — to improve the pay and working conditions of our teachers, nurses, counselors, and other professionals.

Together We Thrive

We fight to thrive by creating respectful working conditions with more planning time, fewer added duties and extra paperwork, resources to prevent burnout before it starts, and a defined workday that doesn’t require us to sacrifice our personal lives for our jobs. 

Share My Lesson

Share My Lesson is a community of teachers, school-related personnel, higher education faculty, and parents who contribute content, collaborate, and stay up to date on the issues that matter to students and educators everywhere.

Bridges Institute

Texas AFT’s Bridges Institute for Professional Development provides a wide variety of high-quality professional development and special programs. We serve members of Texas AFT and our public education community at large.

Our Members Thriving

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Dr. Cynthia Hopkins, Corpus Christi AFT

Hopkins, who has taught science at Harold C. Kaffie Middle School in Corpus Christi ISD since 2007, was named as one of six finalists for the Texas Association of School Administrators’ 2024 Texas Teacher of the Year award.

Rebekah Ozuna with Education Austin President Ken Zarifis, and text that says "Members Thriving."

Rebekah Ozuna, Education Austin

Rebekah Ozuna spent the last three years using grant funding to build foundations for student mental health, educator well-being, and Culturally Responsive Restorative Practices in three Austin ISD schools.

Mark Antley accepting a certificate from Texas A-F-T President Zeph Capo.

Mark Antley, Alief AFTSE

Mark Antley’s presentation — “How to Conduct a Local Ecological Survey with Your Science Class as a Field Investigation” — has been accepted for the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching this November.

New Teachers Community

Welcome to teaching! We want to help you as you begin your role as classroom leader. Explore these high-quality resources, developed by the AFT, to help new teachers early in their career. Click here for details.

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Join Our Fight: If you’re a Texas school employee (K-12 or higher ed!), we invite you to join our union & our fight to thrive. Join online today.