What We Should Expect From Higher Education Institutions Regarding COVID 19

We need to band together as one to safeguard our careers, our profession, and to advocate for ourselves and our students. Our guiding principles for Higher Education institutions regarding COVID-19 is laid out here.

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The future is uncertain for school employees and the students they serve.

We need to band together as one to safeguard our careers, our profession, and to advocate for ourselves and our students. Our principles for Higher Education institutions regarding COVID-19 is laid out here.

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We are affiliated with the national American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the state organization, Texas AFT. We organized in 1999 and have members from all classifications of non-administrative ACC employees: Classified, Prof-Tech, Adjunct, Hourly and Full Time Faculty. We are separate from the employee associations at ACC and are therefore free to pursue our goals without administrative influence.

We are dedicated to improving the salaries and health insurance of all employees, including protecting the rights of all ACC employees. Building a large and strong membership is the key to these endeavors. Join us today!

If you would like representation for grievances and access to our Legal Defense Fund and Labor Attorney, you MUST become a member now, before your problem begins. Click on "Membership" to fill out a membership form. 

  • 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!

Member dues amounts are as follows:

  • $38.75/Mo - Full time Faculty
  • $28.88/Mo - Calssified/Prof.Tech
  • $22.71/Mo - Adjunct earning more than $12,000/yr
  • $17.83/Mo - Adjunct earning less than $11,999/yr

 

 

Your COVID-19 Resource Guide for Higher Ed. Employees

Your union, ACCAFT, wants to make sure you are safe and have resources available at your fingertips!

FIRST, check this link out! https://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/covid19_aft-aaup_guidanceprinciples_031320.pdf

Coronavirus: Information for educators and support staff

Get information from the American Federation of Teachers about what faculty and staff can do to safeguard against the virus, as well as what schools can do regarding preventive schoolwide and districtwide policy.

For complete information and details for higher ed. employees, see the full bulletin.

Help students understand infectious disease and find tools to protect yourself and your community on AFT’s Share My Lesson online collection of lesson plans and resources

You’ll find everything from news program videos to research projects and analyses of past epidemics. You can also visit Texas AFT  an the CDC for additional updates and resources.

Click here to see AFT President, Randi Weingarten on CNN addressing the issue of COVID-19 in schools.

Click here to get updates from the Austin Community College website.

‘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.

Best economy ever?

In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column in the New York Times, she writes that, despite President Trump’s claims that we have the “best economy ever,” his policies are harming working and middle-class Americans, many of whom are struggling just to get by. “Our political and economic systems are so weighted toward the wealthy that opportunity will only come through the power of collective action,” she writes, using “the surest vehicles to increase opportunity for ordinary Americans”—public education, labor unions and voting. Read the full column.

AFT launches massive national campaign to fund public education

The AFT’s long-time advocacy for public schools has just been turbo-charged, with a sweeping, multi-pronged campaign to fund the future of American public education. Amid the continuing wave of teacher activism shining a spotlight on massive shortfalls in education investment, the Fund Our Future initiative aims to take the teachers’ megaphone into Congress, statehouses and communities nationwide.