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Immerse yourself: Study topics in-depth at this four day 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!

Summer School will take place June 26-29 at the Luskin Conference Center, UCLA. This year we will be offering four courses, including two new classes. The deadline for registration and scholarship applications is May 1.

2017 courses:

  • Winning the Best Contract: Collective Bargaining & Contract Campaigns
  • Treasurer Training: Financial stewardship for a strong local union

  • Union Leadership & Organizing: Strengthening your local union in these times - New Class
  • Political Power: Building our infrastructure and activism to fight back and win - New Class

Full course descriptions can be found in the brochure below. 

Download the scholarship application here

Download the brochure for Union Summer School 2017. (pdf, 6 pp)

If you have any questions, please call or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 510-523-5238.

Summer School 2017

June 26-29