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August 2, 2022 - ACC nearly doubles its spending on compensation in response to rising cost of living

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August 1, 2022 - ACC employees are struggling with the cost of living. The college says it's doing what it can.

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August 1, 2022 - ACC TRUSTEES APPROVE FY23 BUDGET & NEW COMPENSATION PACKAGE

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June 21, 2022 - Austin Community College employees call for a 10% raise as living expenses soar

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June 20, 2022 - Austin Community College workers push for raises, $22 minimum wage

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Join ACCAFT Today!

JOIN ACC-AFT! 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN ONLINE!

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:

  • $40.05/Mo - Full time Faculty
  • $29.53/Mo - Calssified/Prof.Tech
  • $23.36/Mo - Adjuncts & Part time hourly employees earning more than $12,000/yr
  • $18.16/Mo - Adjuncts and part time hourly employees earning less than $11,999/yr

 

 

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.