Lobby Day 2017

Event date: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 6:30am to 7:00pm

 

Address: HISD HMW 4400 W 18th ST Houston  Texas  77092

Contact name: Vilma Morera

Contact email: vmorera@hft2415.org

Contact phone: 713.623.8891

Join fellow educators as we advocate for improved public schools: adequate funding for all public schools, changing the recapture payment for HISD, teacher pay raise, improved SPED programming.

What: Lobby Day 2017

Who:  All educators, students, parents

When: Monday, March 13th, 2017

Where: HMW Administration Bldg ---- to Austin--- Back to HMW Admin Bldg

Sign up today online---

http://bit.do/LobbyDay2017 (Lobby Day)

 

I'm Ready to Convert My Union Dues!

The HFT has begun the process to convert all members to ACH Bank Draft to pay union membership dues.  The Texas Legislature wants to break your union and we will not allow that to happen!  We've developed a safe and secure method to pay your dues through bank draft almost the same as how you pay them now through payroll deduction. 

We want you to convert now so we are prepared to for the swith in August 2017.  We will begin deducting voluntary COPE Dues in April, but full dues will not begin until August. 

Are you new to the HFT?  Sign up using our bank draft form now and check the box to authorize payroll deduction with HISD until we're ready to convernt. 

Sign up using our secure, encrypted form today.  Please contact your union representative if you have any questions. 

In unity,

Zeph Capo

http://bit.do/2415hft

 

 

Weingarten speaks on the future of public education

In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.