CFT United/California Teacher Index

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CFT United, The Voice of the Union

Browse issues of the union’s flagship publication below. In the fall of 2019, California Teacher was renamed CFT United. You will find issues published under both names here. 

The first issue of California Teacher was published in 1948, and members received it in print for 70 years before it became a web-based digital publication. In 2019, the magazine was renamed CFT United to better reflect the union’s diverse membership. Under its new name, the magazine continues to bring members the same high-quality content and news of the CFT.  The magazine has won numerous awards from labor communications groups for its excellence in storytelling.

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Feb-Mar 2020
Volume 73, Number 3

CFT SPECIAL REPORT — Special education in crisis

Has Calbright lost its legislative support?

Thousands of UC lecturers mobilize for job rights, fair salaries

Nominate your classified colleagues for national and state recognition

CFT retirees leaving their mark on 2020 elections

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Nov-Dec 2019
Volume 73, Number 2

Our bold step forward to fully fund public education

Put Schools and Communities First on the ballot

Know the new laws for California schools and colleges in 2020

State’s oldest AFT local shares 100th Birthday with CFT

State Supreme Court victory brings back pay with interest to Antelope Valley College staff

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Sep-Oct 2019
Volume 73, Number 1

Union work is social justice work

Charter school reform is within reach

New state program matches funds classified employees set aside

CFT takes bold next step in opposition to statewide online community college

How American education has changed since “Leave it to Beaver”

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Special Edition: Six Days That Shook Los Angeles
Feb-Mar 2019
Volume 72, Number 3

Part 1: Teachers and communities lay it on the line

Part 2: Charter schools cost Los Angeles Unified nearly $600 million per year

Part 3: UTLA retirees provide young strikers a link to the 1970 and 1989 walkouts

Part 4: For CFT President Josh Pechthalt, the UTLA strike is personal

Part 5: A new generation of parents shows its commitment to local schools

Part 6: Teachers never walk alone when they have union brothers and sisters

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Nov-Dec 2018
Volume 72, Number 2

A Blue Wave – but what next?

Election 2018: CFT’s heavy lifting helps flip seats, elect Thurmond, win local races

Strike? UTLA rallies forces to win schools students deserve

It’s a family affair: When parents and children are union brothers and sisters

Students need more mental health support on campus, faculty too

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Sep-Oct 2018
Volume 72, Number 1

A Blue Wave — only if we make it happen

Choose True Blue on November 6

CFT members step up to the plate following Janus v. AFSCME decision

Security doorlocks: The CFT’s persistent legislative efforts will lead to greater school safety

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Special Online Edition
Convention 2018

March 23-25: Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa

Delegates take decisive action

Constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky

Endorsed candidate Tony Thurmond

Delegates join March For Our Lives

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Nov-Dec 2017
Volume 71, Number 2

Wildfires ravage communities and members’ lives

Pesticides near schools regulated for the first time

Classified workers participate in campus greening

CFT responds to proposal for fully online college