More than a dozen Texas AFT members and leaders attended the 2023 Texas AFL-CIO convention in support of a ‘Bigger, Broader, Bolder Labor Movement’. Educators are central to the labor movement in Texas and understand, as Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Aguilar said, “Workers get that bettering our livelihoods requires new approaches.”
Delegates voted in favor of a resolution that will form a new Organizing Committee that proactively researches organizing opportunities and works more closely with unions on organizing drives. Delegates also approved a resolution creating the Texas Immigrant Workers Project, a major expansion of a Texas AFL-CIO program that has helped hundreds of eligible immigrants navigate the complicated application process for naturalization. We’re proud of the AFT affiliates that have contributed to that work including Northside AFT.