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Texas AFT has come a long way in the past 31 years. Take a peek at where we’ve been and our vision for the future.

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Texas AFT is the Texas State Affiliate of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers and represents more than 65,000 members statewide.

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The Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) division of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, represents more than 350,000 school support staff in K-12 districts, colleges and universities. Our jobs include office employees, custodians, maintenance workers, bus drivers, instructional paraprofessionals, food service workers, school nurses and health aides, technicians, groundskeepers, secretaries, bookkeepers, mechanics, special education assistants and hundreds of other job titles.

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Throughout this century, the AFT has been a major force for preserving and strengthening America's democratic commitment to public education and public service. Desegregating public schools, passing the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act, establishing collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees, and addressing the needs of disadvantaged children are just a few of the causes the AFT has championed. MORE

Learn the history of the AFT, including the union's founding in Chicago in 1916, its affiliation with the AFL-CIO, its battles for workers and human rights and its continued work to uphold the proud traditions on which the union was created.

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AFT Mission Statement

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.

Learn more about the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers and is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.

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Our office is currently open Mondays - Thursdays, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm and Fridays, 9:00am - 4:30pm.  Members needing assistance, please call and speak to someone in the Grievance and Legal Department. The number is (214) 942-4663. 

Not a member of Alliance/AFT yet? Please click on the following link to fill out and submit the membership application: https://member.alliance-aft.org/user/login.

You may email any questions, concerns, issues, and any documents you have to one of the following officers:

  1. President Rena Honea – rena@alliance-aft.org
  2. Exec. VP – George Rangel – geod
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