Know Your Rights

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As educators and as union members, it’s critical we understand our rights as employees in the workplace.

Know Your Rights Resources

Your union representatives act as resources and can provide support if you need legal protection or if you need to file a grievance with your school or your district. But we want you to have the information you need before a problem arises to advocate for yourself and your rights.

Use our Know Your Rights resource pages to learn more about your rights as a public school employee in the workplace, including your rights to join a union or enjoy a duty-free lunch. You can find our library of Know Your Rights resources in the menu on the right (on desktop) or below (on mobile).

If you have any questions about an experience on the job, contact your local union or your representative with our Associate Membership Program.


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Got a question about your job? Ask Texas AFT!

Members of our Associate Membership Program can download the Ask Texas AFT mobile app to find FAQs or talk to one of our union experts. Download it from the Apple or Google Play app stores to get started. Note: This app is also available to members of the Houston Federation of Teachers.

Are you ready to stand up for yourself, your colleagues, and your profession? Explore our membership benefits and join our union today.