You are not alone in the workplace

Security on the job

You have a reliable union to call on when you’re having trouble in the workplace and good contracts backed up by strong union representation. Top-notch professional field representatives are available to assist your local union in negotiating and in processing grievances resulting from violations of your contract.

Liability protection on the job

AFT offers your local union the option to buy a $1 million occupational liability insurance plan which protects you in the event of a work-related lawsuit, such as a child’s parent bringing suit.

Advocacy and access

Full-time lobbyists in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., advocate for your rights and quality education. You have access to local, state and national experts in community outreach, political action, research, educational issues, communications and technology.

Learning + knowledge

The union sponsors valuable conferences on professional issues and holds training workshops for members, leaders, and staff. From the CFT, you can keep up on professional issues through the all-union California Teacher and online at cft.org, as well as division newsletters Community College Perspective, Part-Timer, Classified Insider, and UC-AFT Insider email newsletter . From the AFT, in its Voices blog, in American Educator, and online at aft.org.

Solidarity with workers

The AFT’s 1.4 million members support effective public and private education and the best working conditions for all members. The AFL-CIO, with 10.5 million members and their families, provides solidarity and strength to achieve common goals.

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Protecting our students
For educators, students, families affected by immigration actions
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New era for ELLs
Topnotch toolkit from our English Language Learners Committee
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CFT 2017 victory

ACCJC to fast-track agreed upon reforms
CFT and ACCJC reach settlement agreement
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NEW ON CFT.ORG

Accreditation Settlement: CFT, ACCJC reach agreement
Legislative Update: CFT's summer successes in the state Legislature
Classified Insider: Driver builds membership one stop at a time
English Learners Toolkit: The resources educators need
Legislative Report: A comprehensive listing of CFT action and positions
New report: Racial equity for Black males in California
State Education Budget: Resources you need to create sanctuary

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Sep 22

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