Know where to get information on classified issues

Union media

Classified Insider contains valuable news and information about the workplace issues of classified employees and paraprofessionals. The newsletter is mailed to classified and paraprofessional members of the CFT.

California Teacher is the CFT's all-union news magazine that contains information relevant to all members including a section specific to the issues of classified employees. Don't be fooled by the name — this magazine is for classified employees too! The magazine is mailed to all CFT members.

PSRP Reporter is part of AFT's Voices blog and covers issues of relevance to classified employees and support staff nationwide who are members of the AFT Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel division. 

E-Newsletters

The AFT publishes several helpful email newsletters for classified employees and paraprofessionals.

PSRP eNewsletter is published regularly and contains news and information for classified employees and paraprofessionals throughout the nation.

Early Childhood Education eNewsletter is one of two eNewsletters that provides early educators national news and helpful workplace information. 

e-Activist Network offers alerts and easy ways to take important action quickly on legislation or initiatives that affects you, your workplace and your community.

For classified staff in the community colleges

Consultation Council comprises 18 representatives from all levels of the community college system who have an opportunity to advise the chancellor and board of governors on state policy decisions. Thanks to successful CFT-sponsored legislation, classified staff have two seats on the council. The CFT representative on the Consultation Council is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from Long Beach City College. 

Key documents

Know Your Rights: A guide to workplace laws for classified employees and paraprofessionals in California is a comprehensive 40-page booklet that outlines state laws and what you need to know about them. It also contains your Weingarten Rights. (pdf, 44pp)