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Immerse yourself: Study topics in-depth at this week-long training

The CFT Union Summer School equips local leaders with the powerful skills to organize successful campaigns to build high-quality public education, involve members in union activities, increase the political voice of educators and establish excellent representation and collective bargaining programs.

The program is geared for emerging and veteran local leaders who want to take their skills to the next level. The week is filled with rigorous workshops, motivated and skilled trainers, and applied learning. There is also the opportunity to share best practices with local leaders from across the state and to find inspiration in on another’s work.

Join us for this exciting week-long, union leadership program!


Sample courses:

  • Winning the Best Contract: Collective Bargaining & Contract Campaigns
  • Activating a Leadership Network Across Your Local Union: The foundation for member involvement
  • Organizing for Power: Achieving gains for our members, students and communities
  • Treasurer’s Training: Financial Stewardship & Leadership for a Strong Local Union


Scholarships and registration

Discounted early-bird registration is available for the CFT Union Summer School. Scholarships are also available. Call 510-523-5238 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a Union Summer School Scholarship Application.

Download the brochure for Union Summer School 2016. (pdf, 6 pp)

Summer School 2016

June 20-24
Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel, Cal Poly Pomona