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ACCAFT Code of Conduct

ACC AFT is committed to providing a positive and respectful environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, regardless of an individual’s race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, ancestry, pregnancy, or any other characteristic prohibited by law. As such, ACC AFT will not tolerate discriminatory, harassing or otherwise unacceptable behavior in the workplace or at any of its activities, events, or meetings, even if the conduct has not risen to the level of a violation of law. ACC AFT expects everyone in the workplace and those who participate in any of its activities, events, or meetings to abide by this Code of Conduct.

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Mission Statement

We have adopted a "Statement of Purpose" that succinctly summarizes everything that we as a local union chapter of TexasAFT & AFT stands for. The statement follows.

ACC/AFT Statement of Purpose

The purposes of the Austin Community College/American Federation of Teachers
Organizing Committee will be:

ACCAFT's history

Several concerned ACC employees met one afternoon in September, 1998, to organize a local chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL/CIO. Representatives of the Texas Federation of Teachers and the Austin Federation of Teachers explained the purpose, structure, and strategy of a union of employees in higher education.

About Texas AFT

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.

About AFT Higher Education

The AFT represents higher education faculty (including both full- and part-time), professional staff and graduate employees, in all sectors of higher education—public and private, two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.

History of the AFT

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.

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.

About the AFT

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.