Obituaries

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Obituaries

Read about two former CFT presidents responsible for shaping the modern statewide union and winning a collective bargaining law for all public education employees.

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Raoul Teilhet, 1933-2013

 Raoul Teilhet, 1933-2013

Raoul Teilhet, a Pasadena high school history teacher who believed collective bargaining offered the path to dignity and respect for public school employees before laws existed allowing it, and served as president of the California Federation of Teachers in successful pursuit of that goal, died of complications from Parkinson’s Disease on June 5, 2013, in Los Angeles. He was 79.

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Miles Myers, 1931 – 2015

 Miles Myers, 1931 – 2015

Teacher, union activist, author, and former CFT President Miles Myers died December 15, 2015, from complications related to heart disease. Over six decades, Miles devoted his career to improving educational standards and the conditions for teaching and learning in public education.