A History of the CFT

Table of contents

Preface
1920s: The Condition of Teachers
1930s: A “Debating Society” Struggles to Survive
1940s: The War and Its Aftermath
1950s: The Teachers Union That Came In From the Cold War
1960s: “Teacher Power”
1970s: The Politics of Diversity
1980s: Teacher Unionism Comes of Age 

Note:  The histories on this page were written in 1989.  They cover the history of CFT (above) and the locals listed below through a project that resulted in the book, 70 Years:  A History of the California Federation of Teachers.  The years covered are 1919 to 1989. 


Histories of California AFT Locals

Academic Professionals of California, Local 4373
AFT College Guild, Local 1521
AFT Staff Guild, Local 1521
Bakersfield Federation of Teachers, Local 1866
Berkeley Faculty Union, Local 1474
Berkeley Federation of Teachers, Local 1078
CFT Field Representatives Union
Coachella Valley Federation of Teachers, Local 2247
Coast Federation of Employees, Local 1911
Culver City Federation of Teachers, Local 1343
Diablo Valley Federation of Teachers, Local 1902
El Camino College Federation of Teachers, Local 1388
Greater Santa Cruz Federation of Teachers, Local 2030
Jefferson Elementary Federation of Teachers, Local 3267
Long Beach Federation of Teachers, Local 1263
Los Rios College Federation of Teachers, Local 2279
North Monterey County Federation of Teachers, Local 4008
Novato Federation of Teachers, Local 1986
Ocean View Federation of Teachers, Local 3174
Ohlone College Federation of Teachers, Local 3200
Oxnard Federation of Teachers, Local 1273
Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers, Local 1936
Peralta Federation of Teachers, Local 1603
Petaluma Federation of Teachers, Local 1881
Poway Federation of Teachers, Local 2357
San Diego Adult Educators, Local 4289
San Diego Federation of Teachers, Local 370
San Francisco Ballet School Federation of Teachers, Local 4481
San Francisco Community College District Federation of Teachers, Local 2121
San Francisco Federation of Teachers, Local 61
San Jose Federation of Teachers, Local 957
San Mateo Community College Federation of Teachers, Local 1493
Santa Barbara Federation of Teachers, Local 1081
Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty/AFT, Local 1946
State Center Federation of Teachers, Local 1533
Tamalpais Federation of Teachers, Local 1985
Turlock American Federation of Teachers, Local 2424
United Professors of Marin, Local 1610
United Teachers of Los Angeles, Local 1021
United Teachers of Oakland, Local 771
University Council AFT
Weaver Federation of Teachers, Local 3484
 

Obituaries
Read about two former CFT presidents responsible for shaping the modern statewide union and winning a collective bargaining law for all public education employees.

 teilhet  Miles Myers
 Raoul Teilhet
Obituary of Raoul Teilhet
 Miles Myers
Obituary of Miles Myers

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