Labor in the Schools Committee

A photo of members of the Labor in the Schools Committee

CFT Labor In The Schools Committee helps teachers reach students with information about the history and current place of the labor movement in American democracy. Committee members are classroom teachers, faculty from community college and university labor studies programs, and classified employees. The committee meets several times a year to plan, develop and evaluate various programs. These include development of lesson plans on labor across all subject matter areas and grade levels; periodically updating a clearinghouse of K-12 curricular materials and labor education activities; workshops for teachers and unionists to give them access to these materials and tips on teaching about labor; tracking public education policy relating to teaching about labor; and overseeing work on two long-term projects: Golden Lands, Working Hands, and the Collective Bargaining Education Project.

The CFT Labor in the Schools Committee is available to assist teachers in all aspects of teaching young people about the labor movement, and welcomes comments and suggestions about these topics. Communications may be directed to Chair, Labor in the Schools Committee, CFT, 1330 Broadway, Suite 1601, Oakland, CA 94546, 510/523-5238.

Committee members

Goetz Wolff, Co-Chair, UC-AFT Los Angeles
Sheri Pavelka, Co-Chair, United Teachers Los Angeles
Don Brown, Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers
Diane Bush, UC-AFT Berkeley
Velma Butler, AFT College Staff Guild
Kimberly Claytor, Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers
Jose Colon, Berkeley Federation of Teachers
John Crocitti, AFT Guild, San Diego & Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community Colleges
Elan Goldman, ABC Federation of Teachers
Michelle Kern, San Mateo CC Federation of Teachers
Teresa Laughlin, Palomar Faculty Federation
Kenadi Le, Los Angeles College Faculty Guild
Ruben Mancillas, ABC Federation of Teachers
Kelly Mayhew, AFT Guild, San Diego & Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community Colleges
Jim Miller, AFT Guild, San Diego & Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community Colleges
Phil Moore, Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers
Bill Morgan, United Educators of San Francisco
Donald Santoianni, AFT College Staff Guild
Lou Siegel, Los Angeles College Faculty Guild
Susan Solomon, United Educators of San Francisco
Pamela Tau Lee, San Francisco Community College District Federation of Teachers
Ben Todd, Oxnard Federation of Teachers & School Employees
Shigueru Tsuha, Los Angeles College Faculty Guild
Linda Tubach, United Teachers Los Angeles
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