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Brazosport/Angleton Federation of Teachers is our union for Brazosport & Angleton ISD employees - Both faculty and staff! Whether you have been at BISD or AISD for a long time or are just beginning your career, joining Brazosport/Angleton Federation of Teachers is the best way to ensure career protection and your voice at work on issues that matter to you. Think of it this way, union membership is kind of like car insurance. You cannot get help AFTER the "accident". We hope you'll never have an issue at work, but it's better to have that protection before you need it.
Our Union has a solid history of supporting our members and advocating for them when they need help, and speaking up on issues that concern our members district-wide.
If you believe faculty and staff should have a voice in educational issues, you should join.
If you believe employees should have a voice in the political process, you should join.
If you believe in the value of employees advocating for each other, you should join.
If you believe employees should be treated with dignity, fairness, & respect, you should join.
Your membership and involvement helps to support those values.
Membership should not be thought of as just " job protection". Rest assured, if you need help for a work conflict, we are there for you- but our union is so much more. BAFT is a thriving community of employees who embrace our values and work together to ensure your voice at work is heard.
BAFT members receive the following benefits upon joining:
$8 million Occupational Liability Insurance policy
$30,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment policy
$5,000 Free Term Life insurance policy for 1st year of membership
Legal defense, representation, and help/support for work related issues and grievances
A local union office with dedicated leaders to assist you (not an 800 number)
Local, state and national lobbyists working on your behalf when it comes to issues that affect your profession
AFT PLUS discounts on goods and services such as, prescriptions, hotel and car rentals, loans and mortgage programs, home, auto and supplemental medical insurance discounts, Plus Many more
The AFT has always been a solutions-driven union, and our new campaign, launched during TEACH on July 21, proves it once again with a fresh, practical approach to strengthening public education. As AFT President Randi Weingarten pointed out during her keynote speech, the $5 million, yearlong campaign, “Real Solutions for Kids and Communities,” stands up against attacks on public schools and offers real-world solutions to build up, rather than break down, our communities.
Summer is upon us, and parents, children and teachers are winding down from what has been an exhausting and fully operational school year—the first since the devastating pandemic. The long-lasting impact of COVID-19 has affected our students’ and families’ well-being and ignited the politics surrounding public schools. All signs point to the coming school year unfolding with the same sound and fury, and if extremist culture warriors have their way, being even more divisive and stressful.
In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest New York Times column, she describes what it is exactly that unions do. Though unions are the most popular they have been in decades, anti-union sentiment still thrives in red states and across the nation. “Several years ago, The Atlantic ran a story whose headline made even me, a labor leader, scratch my head: ‘Union Membership: Very Sexy,’” Weingarten writes in the column. “The gist was that higher wages, health benefits and job security—all associated with union membership—boost one’s chances of getting married. Belonging to a union doesn’t actually guarantee happily ever after, but it does help working people have a better life in the here and now.” Click through to read the full column.
Who can Join?
Membership in Brazosport AFT is open to all non-administrative personnel. Click here to join us!
Attacks on public education in America by extremists and culture-war peddling politicians have reached new heights (“lows” may be more apt), but they are not new. The difference today is that the attacks are intended not just to undermine public education but to destroy it.