Topic: Support Professionals

Texas AFT Support Professionals Conference 2018

Our Role = Power! Texas AFT, in conjunction with our state federation’s Support Professionals Committee and Leadership Development Committee, will host a conference on April 27 and 28 in Houston. Our conference will feature workshops designed to give support professionals ideas and tools on how to implement campaigns to build power. Participants will be part of a day and a...

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Houston support professionals win against private food service company

Members of the Houston Educational Support Personnel, an affiliate of Texas AFT, are celebrating a hard-won victory against privatization in how their school district's food service program is managed. Last month, the Houston Independent School District cut ties with food contractor Aramark after 20 years. District officials didn't say why they decided against renewing the contract, but HESP's food service professionals have spoken...

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Speaking Up for Funding for Higher Education

Marathon hearings on funding for higher education have been under way in the state Senate Finance Committee Wednesday and Thursday. Texas AFT and allies in these hearings are making the case for key programs that enhance educational opportunities in both preK-12 and higher education. A highlight of Wednesday evening’s testimony came when representatives of the Texas Association for Bilingual Education...

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