Being a union member is the single most effective path to advocating for your profession and those you educate. Becoming a CFT member means that you join 120,000 educators in California who together are advocating for quality education at their workplaces, in their communities, and in the State Capitol. Be a part of this important work!
- Please contact us to to learn more about joining our union.
What are you joining?
You are joining a Union of Professionals and by so doing, you will have a reliable union to call on when you’re having trouble in the workplace and good contracts backed up by strong union representation.
The CFT is proud to represent public sector workers and private sector educators in their quest for dignity. All educators deserve the protection that a union contract provides.
If there is no union in your workplace and you want a union…
Every educator deserves union representation, whether you are full-time, part-time, classified or certificated, higher education or preschool, working in public education or at a private school or university.
- If your workplace does not have a union and you want the benefits of unionization, you may get assistance from the Organizing Department.
If there is an AFT local union in your workplace
If there is an AFT local union in your workplace, and you wish to join the union, contact your local union officers.
Join the union now!
You may also join the union by completing and returning the statewide membership form to your local union or to the CFT Administrative Office (2550 North Hollywood Way, Suite 400, Burbank CA 91505).
Join as a Member-at-Large
As a member-at-large, you will enjoy some benefits of union membership without union representation in collective bargaining. You will stay updated on professional issues by receiving CFT newsletters, have an opportunity to vote for your delegate to the CFT Convention, and be covered by the AFT Occupational Liability Insurance and a one-year Accidental Death and Dismemberment policy.