The CFT Communications Department is responsible for bringing information about the CFT's activities to the one hundred thousand education employees represented by the statewide organization, and to the general public.
CFT communications staff utilize this website, several award-winning periodical newsletters, direct mail to members' homes, press releases and updates to AFT locals and their publications, informative videotapes, brochures and leaflets, and mailings to local officers-in short, whatever it takes to keep the members apprised about education, professional and labor issues that affect them. This is a two-way process. We hear from members what they need to know, and we try to meet those needs.
The Communications Department also reaches out to the general public through our work with the mass media. Through press conferences, press releases, and coalition activities with other education and labor groups, we inform the public about CFT's positions on education-related issues and our actions to protect and improve the quality of our public education system. While sometimes the CFT needs to make clear or forcefully distinguish our own position on a given issue, more often we prefer to work together with groups of concerned parents, educators, unionists and others to build a broader community of education support.