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booklet cover sm Reclaiming the Promise of Racial Equity for Black Males in California
This report follows on the heels of AFT's groundbreaking report “Reclaiming the Promise of Racial Equity in Education, Economics and Our Criminal Justice System." Resolution 16 at CFT Convention 2016 authorized the creation of a CFT Racial Justice Task Force to further develop and implement the proposals outlined in the AFT report. This report contains those recommendations. (pdf, 24pp)
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Need the facts fast? They can be found in the one-page CFT Fact Sheet that contains short bios of the CFT elected leaders and a brief overview of the union. You can also download Issue Papers on certain professional issues.
dignitycover CFT: Dignity, Respect, Security
The basic "CFT 101" pamphlet. It provides an overview of the CFT's structure, values, and functions. Perfect for new members, or for anyone who wants to know how the union governs itself, and how to become part of the union's many activities. (pdf, 24pp)
KnowYourRights cover-sm Know Your Rights: A guide to workplace laws for classified employees
This comprehensive analysis of the California Education Code as it relates to classified employees and paraprofessionals covers topics such as hours of employment, vacation and leaves, refusal to perform unsafe work and collective bargaining rights, plus the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. (pdf, 44pp)
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Find a snapshot summary of the union's priorities in the State of the Union annual report. Read about the union's campaign victories, legislative successes, priorities and actions of the Division Councils, and find the union's financials. Download the 12-page pdf booklets for 2014, 2013, and 2012.
cover workmoneypower Work, Money and Power: Unions in the 21st Century  
This 24-page pamphlet is the best single short overview of unions, their history, and place in American society today. In its third printing, the award-winning Work, Money and Power is also available in classroom sets for $1.50 per copy from the UC Berkeley Labor Center. Telephone 510-643-7089. (pdf, 27pp) 

Seventy Years: A History of the California Federation of Teachers, 1919-1989
This overview history of the statewide federation also features more than 40 local histories. What do the lessons of CFT's past hold for the present? Why is the CFT a state federation, and affiliated with the AFL-CIO? Who were some of the most famous members and leaders of the CFT (example: Robert Oppenheimer). (128pp, $5)

Classified Insider, Spring-Summer 2015

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Spring-Summer 2015
Volume 5, Number 2
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AB1066 aims to stem widespread and long-standing abuse
Guardian of campus computer network offers advice

IT'S CLASSIFIED News briefs for classifieds and paras
  • CFT bill calling for posting of HVAC reports moves to next house, safety door locks stalled
  • Classified make a splash at CFT Convention
  • Private sector: A tale of two Job Corps
  • Eberhardt wins national honor
  • Big pay raises
  • Classified Conference 2015

Classified Insider, Winter 2016

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Winter 2016
Volume 6, Number 1
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IT'S CLASSIFIED News briefs for support staff

  • Scholarship for Gilroy para’s daughter was smart investment
  • Turlock members see health cost relief
  • Big raises! Perseverance pays off for Southland college staffs


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Classified in action!
Register now for the October
19-21 conference
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Sticking together
The rules have changed, but our commitment to students hasn’t
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Make your voice heard!
At our union's policy meetings on October 6 in Santa Clara
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Legislative Update: CFT bills succeed in the legislative session
Election toolkit: Help elect Tony Thurmond and Gavin Newsom
Committee members: Register your attendance for September 29
Division Councils and State Council: Register your attendance for October 6 in Santa Clara
Classified Conference: Register now for the October 19-21 event
State Budget Brief: The union's analysis of the education budget
Janus decision: Statement from CFT President Josh Pechthalt