This weekend, Texas AFT hosts our union’s 31st Biennial Convention in McAllen. Many thanks to our host committee in the Rio Grande Valley: McAllen AFT, Edinburg AFT, La Joya AFT, and PSJA AFT.
The convention is our place, every two years, to take care of the business of our union and reflect on our achievements. This year, convention will include:
- A celebration of historic milestones, including 50-year anniversaries for Education Austin and the Houston Federation of Teachers and a 40-year anniversary for AFT Lone Star College
- Awards and recognition for local unions growing in their communities, organizing committees winning in their districts, elected officials standing by public education, and, this year, one very special student
- Elections for Texas AFT officers and votes on resolutions and constitutional amendments to guide our union’s work
- Keynote speeches from Texas AFT President Zeph Capo, AFT Executive Vice President Evelyn DeJesus, and others
For the first time, we are bringing some of the convention straight to you at home via social media. You can watch speeches from earlier today on the Texas AFT Facebook page.
On Tap Tomorrow
Saturday, June 24
9 a.m. CT
Patty Quinzi, director of Texas AFT’s Public Affairs team, will provide an update after the 88th Legislature.