California Teacher, November - December 2014

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November-December 2014
Volume 68, Number 2 
In this issue...

UP FRONT
Building power beyond elections: The unique role of educators and their unions

ALL-UNION NEWS
  • Mexico convulsed by fate of 43 missing student teachers
  • January 1 ushers in new laws for education
  • Legislative Analyst issues positive forecast for next six years
  • Voters reelect Torlakson; California bucks the national trend
  • Education-forward union members elected to office
 
FEATURES
  • The Adjunct Room
  • Torlakson has the courage to face false reform efforts
  • Betty Yee: The qualified candidate for State Controller
  • Propositions 45 and 47 protect consumers and communities


The Benefits of Belonging: Part One

  • Local unions can purchase occupational liability insurance
  • AT&T Wireless discounts, AFT+ Credit Card and Legal Services

AROUND CFT
  • Be a voting delegate to CFT Convention 2015
  • Unsung heroes of schoolyard organize
  • CFT hires Strategic Campaign Manager, new Field Representative
 
PRE-K AND K-12
Culver City transforms union-district relationship

CLASSIFIED
Support staff proud of the many hats they wear

COMMUNITY COLLEGE
West Valley-Mission faculty choose AFT/CFT as their union

UNIVERSITY
The career of a respected professional and unionist

LOCAL WIRE
  • Local 61: Affordability crisis…
  • Local 6161: 28 percent pay raise!…
  • Local 4434A: Big bump for paras…
  • Local 6286: Steps and columns matter...

RANK & FILES