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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

Questions? Call Jude Roberson, President - BAFT

Office: 979-265-9701  Cell: 979-230-8101

What unions do

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.

A torrent of censorship

Nearly 250 years since our country’s founding, some Americans are still attempting to restrict others’ basic freedoms. In Florida and elsewhere, censoring books is part of larger efforts to exert greater control over and undermine education.

Voting for democracy and a better life

In the leadup to the midterm elections, pundits predicted a red wave, even a tsunami, based on polls, historical precedent, and steep gas and grocery prices. But I had my doubts. I spent the weeks before the elections talking to voters and traveling on the AFT Votes bus, rolling through a dozen states with more than 50 stops. In a year when kitchen table issues, democracy and our freedoms were on the ballot, many people told me that the elections came down to a choice between, on the one side, election deniers and extremists stoking fear, and on the other, problem-solvers working to help the country move forward. Many races were close, but Americans turned the tide from a red wave to a swell of support for progress and problem-solvers. Read the full column here.

Sharing more pathways to student debt relief

As the landscape of student debt shifts, and more and more opportunities allow borrowers to have their debt relieved, the AFT is using every avenue to ensure that the word is out. In affiliate meetings, telephone town halls, media coverage and social media, the union is spreading the news, and at a student debt clinic at AFT headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 31, AFT President Randi Weingarten vowed to reach as many people as possible with information that could save them tens—and sometimes hundreds—of thousands of dollars.

‘Back to school’ like never before

In her September New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten says that going back to school has never looked like it does now. Weingarten explains that because of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has been chaotic, contradictory and inept, and the lack of federal guidance and funding, we’re seeing a patchwork of school reopening plans across the country.