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Texas Voters Turn Out for Public Schools in 2023 ElectionsPublish Date: November 9, 2023 5:35 pm
On Tuesday, more than 2 million Texas voters cast a ballot on 14 statewide propositions and in several local elections, a record high in a constitutional amendment election. More than...Read More
Nov. 3, 2023: The Voting Window Is ClosingPublish Date: November 3, 2023 4:35 pm
Friday, November 3, 2023 [VIDEO] Texas AFT Retiree Plus members like Phyllis Ruffin, Rita Runnels, and Lydia Carrillo-Valdez launched their fight for a TRS COLA in 2018. Hear from them...Read More
About Texas AFT
Our union is the strongest voice for Texas public school employees. We’ve been dubbed the “most aggressive.”
Not only do we fight back against threats to our public schools, we fight forward to win the respect we need and resources to help our students thrive.
We want you to thrive as a professional too. Our Bridges Institute for Professional Development provides high-quality programming to support educator development in and out of the classroom.
Your union, your voice. Texas AFT is committed to listening to the real experts on public education: you. We don’t allow administrators to join, so our agenda is your agenda.
Our Commitment to You
State Advocacy: If we want to keep teachers and staff in our public schools, it’s time for the Legislature to fully fund our schools so they can thrive. Our team is at the Capitol to make them listen.
National Backing: Texas AFT and its local unions stand alongside 1.7 million AFT members across the country. Our affiliation with the AFL-CIO means the backing of working people nationwide.
Texas AFT works to better the profession of educators by promoting effective public education policy to improve the pay and working conditions of teachers, nurses, counselors, and other professionals.
Our union also represents higher education employees at community colleges and universities. We are actively organizing higher ed local unions around the state.
Support personnel — from bus drivers to cafeteria workers to custodians — keep our schools running. Texas AFT aims to represent their varied interests on the local and state levels.