Who We Are
is a local affiliate of the 1.3 million-member American Federation of
Teachers and represents members in the Lone Star College System. Our
goals, as members of the union, are to:
promote academic freedom in higher education
protect the dignity and rights of employees against discrimination
secure for all members the rights to which they are
encourage democratization of higher education
ensure that employees have an effective voice on all
matters pertaining to their welfare
raise the standards of the profession by establishing
professional working conditions
preserve and protect the integrity and unique identity of
each of the institutions of higher
education in Texas
promote the welfare of the citizens of Texas by providing
better educational opportunities for all
initiate and support state legislation which will benefit
the students and faculty of Texas
promote and assist the formation and growth of higher
education locals throughout Texas
maintain and promote the aims of the American Federation
of Texas and its affiliated labor bodies
about membership benefits...
national American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 to represent
the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers. It
is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO. To learn more about
the AFT and its divisions, please visit their home page at AFT.org.
Federation of Teachers is the Texas State Affiliate of the American
Federation of Teachers and represents more than 51,000 members statewide.
To learn more about the TFT, please visit their home page at TexasAFT.org.