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.

3 First Place
CFT website wins a clean sweep!

  • Best Website
  • Best Electronic Content
  • Best Design

This is the second year in row the CFT website won First Place awards. The website launched in February of 2019.

3 First Place
 Six Days That Shook Los Angeles

  • 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. 

First Place 
CFT 100 Years Union Strong 

  • 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 here. 

First Place​
State’s oldest AFT local shares 100th birthday with CFT

  • 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.

First Place​
California Supreme Court victory for Antelope Valley classified staff 

  • Saul Miller Awards for Collective Bargaining

With reporting and writing by CFT Reporter Steve Weingarten ​

Honorable Mention
Finding Common Ground in Higher Education Conference

  • Best Feature Story

With reporting, writing and photographs by CFT Reporter David Bacon