Join Goose Creek AFT Today!

 Join Goose Creek AFT Today!

The new school year is here and that means our 21-22 membership window is now open! This is a full access union membership with representation, benefits, and liability coverage. You'll also get full access to our money-saving benefits & discounts!

 

 

Goose Creek AFT- Your Partner for Success!

How to join: Download the application to fill out and mail it in,or click here to join online!
 

Who we are: The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is comprised of a membership of employees from public education, higher education, state and local government and health care service employees. The Goose Creek AFT is our local union dedicated to AFT members working in Goose Creek Consolidated ISD. We have a local office in Baytown and staff ready to assist our members when they need us! The basis of any union is people joining together to ensure a united voice in the workplace. The union brings together working people with similar needs. It consists of men and women united in the common goal of achieving justice and dignity for all people in the workplace, in the community, and in the halls of government.

 
Our purpose: The Goose Creek AFT is committed to our profession. We are actively involved in improving the quality of education as well as protecting professional rights of faculty and staff at the local, state, and national levels. We stand for dignity in the workplace and improving the lives of our members, their families and the students of Texas.  
 
 Goose Creek AFT Goals:
  • Protect the dignity and rights of faculty and staff against discrimination
  • Ensure that educational employees in Goose Creek Consolidated ISD have an effective voice on matters pertaining to their employment
  • Preserve and protect the rights to which educational employees are entitled
  • Raise the standards of the profession by establishing safe and professional working conditions
  • Encourage democracy in public schools
  • Promote academic excellence in public schools
  • Initiate and support local, state and national legislation and policy making which will benefit students and educational employees of Texas
  • Promote and assist the formation and growth of AFT locals throughout Texas, to ensure that the voices of all educational employees will be heard
We advocate for you: Our members know that they can count on Goose Creek AFT for help, support and resources to ensure a safe and professional working environment as well as outstanding representation for work-related issues and concerns. Our members also enjoy a variety of discounts on good and services with their membership as well. Membership with Goose Creek AFT covers you from all corners! Our local leaders are in the forefront when it comes to local advocacy on issues that affect your job. From endorsing employee-friendly school board candidates and lawmakers to voicing the concerns of the membership to the district, Goose Creek AFT clearly and effectively advocates on your behalf. We are the largest and fastest growing organization for GCCISD employees and we invite you to join us!
 
Benefits of Membership: The most important benefit of being an AFT member in Goose Creek is the opportunity to be part of an organization made up of people who value and seek to improve the quality of education. The AFT is a powerful and respected organization in GCCISD, with all members working together to address common concerns and each member having the benefit of drawing upon the experiences and talents of other members when facing individual work-related issues.
 
Goose Creek AFT members receive the following benefits upon joining:
 
$8 million Occupational Liability Insurance policy
$5,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment policy
$5,000 Free Term Life insurance policy for 1st year of membership
Legal Defense, representation and help for work related issues and grievances
Local, state and national lobbyists working on your behalf when it comes to issues that affect your profession.
AFT PLUS discounts on goods and services such as, prescriptions, hotel and car rentals, loan and mortgage programs, home, auto and supplemental medical insurance discounts, Plus Many more!
 
 
Together we have a voice!
Together we make a difference!
Join us today!


Additional Resources

Your COVID-19 Resource Guide for School Employees

Your union, the Goose Creek AFT, wants to make sure you are safe and have resources available at your fingertips!

Coronavirus: Information for educators and school support staff

Get information from the American Federation of Teachers about what teachers, paraprofessionals, school nurses and custodians can do to safeguard against the virus, as well as what schools can do regarding ventilation and preventive schoolwide and districtwide policy.

Important practices include excluding children with fever and respiratory symptoms from school until symptoms are resolved; isolating sick children from the general school population when they do attend school; stepping up education and providing good reminders (posters, etc.) in classrooms and to parents on the current infection control policies; ensuring good hand hygiene (give students additional time and opportunities to wash their hands, instruct students to use soap and water); reminding students to avoid touching their faces with unwashed hands; and consider using disinfectant on high-use areas such as doorknobs. For complete information and details, see the full bulletin.

Help your 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 GCCISD website.

Finally—it’s President-elect Biden

Patience—counseled by former Vice President Joe Biden all election week as Americans waited for votes to be counted—finally paid off Nov. 7, four days after Election Day, when Biden won in Pennsylvania and gained enough Electoral College votes to acquire a new title: president-elect. AFT President Randi Weingarten says the union’s leaders and members “can’t wait to get started” on the work ahead “with an administration that will embrace and fight for the values we hold dear.”

Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

‘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.

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