Top news of the week: The waiting game on school finance, teacher pay and TRS pension bill

The waiting game: School finance and TRS bills get hashed out in conferences
Updates on school finance and school employee pay negotiations at the Capitol, and why you should be asking about raises locally.

 

 

 

Read Louis Malfaro’s bi-weekly Dear Friends column
Texas AFT President Louis Malfaro explains why it will be crucial for political action on the local level to shepherd new school money and fight for school employee pay raises; plus Education Austin rallying school board urging record pay raise.  Read Here.

Act now for the House plan for TRS pension changes!

​This week, our friends at the Texas Pensions Coalition talked with retired educators about the need to improve teachers’ pensions this legislative session. Watch Texas AFT Retiree Plus member Daryl Jones discus why a pension increase is crucial​ and how the House plan for changes is the best path forward. Then take action below!

Legislators need to hear from both retired and active school employees. Send your online letter now to “Tell the TRS Conference Committee: The House Plan is the Way to Go!”