Convention 2017



Make plans now to attend the Texas AFT Convention Friday, June 16, through Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the El Paso Convention Center.

In addition to official business and election of officers, the convention will include a professional issues day with numerous workshops available for professional development.elpaso

Convention Call

The Texas AFT Convention is the primary policy-making body of the union.

The vitality of the union depends upon democratic participation in the convention by delegates from all local unions in good standing.

As always, resolutions and constitutional amendments will be in the hands of the delegates, who will set the policies and elect the two Texas AFT officers. The three-day event will give members an opportunity to shape the direction Texas AFT will take over the next two years.

The convention will come to order at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017. On Friday convention committees will make recommendations on submitted resolutions.

AFT President Randi Weingarten
AFT President Randi Weingarten

On Saturday we will focus on professional issues with a keynote address and a choice of three sets of workshops, plus our awards luncheon with AFT President Randi Weingarten speaking. Officer elections will take place Saturday evening.  All Saturday events and workshops are open to non-delegate members who register for the single day as well as to the credentialed convention delegates. Sunday will consist of action on proposed amendments, resolutions and other convention business. The convention will conclude by 3 p.m. Sunday, or when business is finished.

Convention Committees and Delegate Forms

Texas AFT will mail information to local unions regarding delegate registration procedures and required credential lists from the locals. Elected delegates will indicate their choice of committee assignment at the time of registration.

All credentials and forms are to be submitted to Texas AFT no later than May 15, 2017. If you are interested in serving as a delegate, please contact your local union directly, or direct inquiries to Ray McMurrey, Texas AFT secretary-treasurer, at 512-448-0130.