The CFT has won nine First Place awards in the International Labor Media Communications contest for 2019, in a competition delayed by a few months because of the pandemic.
2019 was a busy year for the CFT and for union communications. In the first three months alone, the union experienced the UTLA strike, the launch of the new CFT website, and CFT’s 100th Anniversary Convention. The awards are listed below.
The CFT website won a clean sweep! — 3 First Place awards
- Best Website
- Best Electronic Content
- Best Design
This is the second year in row the CFT website won this set of
Six Days That Shook Los Angeles — 3 First Place awards
- Best News Story
- Best Series
- Best Photo Essay
Our groundbreaking 6-part series on the UTLA strike with
reporting and writing by CFT Reporter Steve Weingarten and
photographs by Bob Riha, Jr.
CFT 100 Years Union Strong — First Place
- Best Multimedia Campaign
This award includes all of the communications produced for the
CFT’s 100th Anniversary — our collection of website stories, our
collection of videos, the special series
in California Teacher, the social media posts, the CFT Union
Strong collateral, swag and online store. Find our collection of stories and videos
State’s oldest AFT local shares 100th birthday with CFT — First Place
- Best Labor History
United Educators of San Francisco was founded the same year as
the CFT and also celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019. This
summary history was written by Dennis Kelly, former
president United Educators of San Francisco.
Our reporting of the California Supreme Court victory for Antelope Valley classified staff — First Place
- Saul Miller Awards for Collective Bargaining
With reporting and writing by CFT Reporter Steve
Our reporting of the Finding Common Ground in Higher Education Conference — Honorable Mention
- Best Feature Story
With reporting and photographs by CFT Reporter David Bacon