Josh Pechthalt and Jeff Freitas lead the union

Every other year, delegates to the CFT Convention elect the CFT President, Secretary Treasurer and 24 Vice Presidents. The officers and presidents of the CFT division councils comprise the CFT Executive Council.

PRESIDENT

pechthaltThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., a teacher in Los Angeles, was elected CFT President in March 2011 after serving as a CFT Vice President and president of the largest AFT local union in California, United Teachers Los Angeles, Local 1021. Pechthalt has worked to build alliances of education unions, social service and healthcare providers, and community-based organizations.

SECRETARY TREASURER

freitasThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., a credentialed secondary math teacher currently serves as CFT Secretary Treasurer. He has advocated on behalf of members for more than a decade as president of the Carpinteria Association of United School Employees, AFT Local 2216, and as a field representative and lobbyist for the CFT.


SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., an instructor of psychology at Reedley College is the Senior Vice President of CFT. Barnes, who holds a Ph.D, is also president of the State Center Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1533, representing faculty at Reedley and Fresno City Colleges in the Central Valley.

 

VICE PRESIDENTS
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Berkeley Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1078
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Jefferson Elementary Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 3267 (Daly City)
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1936 (Watsonville)
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Los Rios College Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 2279 (Sacramento)
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AFT VICE PRESIDENTS

Every two years, delegates to the AFT Convention elect officers of the national union. Two leaders represent California as Vice Presidents on the AFT Executive Council.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. United Teachers Los Angeles, AFT Local 1021
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About our officers

The elected officers bring personal, first-hand knowledge of teaching and learning to our union, from early childhood educators to elementary, middle, and high school teachers and staff, community college faculty and staff, and university faculty, librarians and lecturers.