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  • Our union is a professional organization regularly engaged in the life of the college district. Membership dues support advocacy on workplace issues, training events, and career protection.
  • If you believe faculty 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 helping out each other, you should join.
  • If you believe employees should be treated with dignity, fairness, and respect, you should join.
  • Your dues help support these values!
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What Does RESPECT at Work Look Like to YOU?

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Building on the survey we rolled out last year, AFT Lone Star is taking a deeper dive into some of the questions that raised more questions for our union leaders as we analyzed those results.

It is our goal to identify what causes employees to feel the way they do so that AFT can advocate for more of what works, and change what doesn't. Take a moment to complete this survey. We want to hear from ALL Lone Star College employees whether you are faculty, staff, or administration. Confidentiality is guaranteed because this survey is being administered by AFT on a non-Lone Star College server. All responses are anonymous

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Read our Aug-Oct 2023 Edition of the AFT-Lone Star newsletter THE ADVOCATE !

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Welcome to our August-October 2023 union newsletter The Advocate

We are committed to providing the Lone Star College Community with important news and quality insight into the life of our Institution.  We will keep you abreast of the work that the AFT is doing to advocate for Policy and to advocate for People – because the name of our newsletter is what we do!

Read on, dear friends!  Click here to read our lastest edition of The Advocate!

AFT Members: Your Skills Are Needed!

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It takes many hands to operate a strong and successful local union. Please look over  our list of tasks and roles that AFT Lone Star needs members to help with.

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What unions do

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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.

Randi Weingarten at a Massachusetts high school

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.

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Randi Weingarten and NYC teacher Tamara Simpson

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.

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AFT Members: Your Skills Are Needed!

volunteers-neededkk.jpg

It takes many hands to operate a strong and successful local union. Please look over  our list of tasks and roles that AFT Lone Star needs members to help with.

Click here!

Follow AFT Lone Star on Facebook

What unions do

nyt031923_1800x900.jpg

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.

Randi Weingarten at a Massachusetts high school

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.

MORE
Randi Weingarten and NYC teacher Tamara Simpson

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.

MORE