Author: Louis Malfaro

Louis Malfaro is the president of Texas AFT. He served as president of Education Austin from 1999-2010, and also as president of the Austin Federation of Teachers, from 1992-1999, as well as secretary-treasurer of Texas AFT before being elected president.

Malfaro began working as a bilingual elementary school teacher in 1987. He has served as president of the Austin Central Labor Council (2003-2007) and is currently a member of the AFT Teachers program and policy council and a member of the AFT organizing committee.

Malfaro is married to Lisa Maxwell Malfaro and has two sons, Ben (18) and Liam (12).

Recent Articles

Texas’ retired teachers served our children. They deserve a pension that serves them.​

Dear Friend, This week I want to highlight a column I wrote, published in the Houston Chronicle yesterday​, calling for legislative changes that would help fund the Teacher Retirement System and provide some relief for current retirees. (This is certainly an important issue for active employees as well.) We're expecting the Texas House to hear this...

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March on Capitol leads to inspiring connection with former student

Our March to the Capitol on Monday of last week was a huge success as thousands of Texas educators made our voices heard on behalf of our students. From the steps of the Capitol, in the offices of legislators, and to the top of the rotunda, our message was focused,...

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A letter from the president on the threat of charter school expansion

Q: What Do Texas Educators Want? A: Great PUBLIC Schools! By Louis Malfaro Texas AFT President The year 2018 was an off-year for the Texas Legislature, which, as every Texas schoolchild knows, meets regularly for 140 days only in odd-numbered years. Yet Texans, including elected officials, observed the 2018 Red-for-Ed...

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Dear Friend: Welcome back!

Dear Friend, Welcome back to a new school year!  Whether you are a teacher, bus driver, parent, student or anyone else associated with our public schools, you are likely caught up in the hustle and bustle, the nervousness, the exhilaration and the rush of this busy and exciting time of...

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