Join Our Union

When you join Texas AFT, you become part of our union family with local, state and national support for you and your professional life.

Texas AFT is more than legal protection and benefits (although we offer the best of those too). Being a member of our union means you’re part of a family of educators and employees with a shared vision for public education.

Texas AFT is the only Texas school employee organization with a significant number of local unions and Associate Membership Program offices to provide direct representation for educators and school employees. 

With more than 66,000 members, Texas AFT is a statewide organization with 38 local unions and regional offices. Nationally, we’re affiliated with the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers and the AFL-CIO, with 12.5 million members. 

Bonus: Not one of those members is your boss. Texas AFT does not accept school administrators as members. 

Who Should Join?

Texas AFT represents all non-administrative certified and classified public school employees in traditional public schools, including:  

  • Teachers 
  • Counselors 
  • Librarians 
  • Diagnosticians 
  • Custodians 
  • Cafeteria workers 
  • Bus drivers 
  • Nurses 
  • Teaching assistants 
  • Clerical employees 

We also represent employees in universities, colleges and community and junior colleges. 

Call us at 1-800-222-3827 to learn more about becoming a member, and/or organizing employees at your worksite.