Our Members


The voice of classroom teachers in California

The EC/TK-12 Council ensures that early childhood educators and TK-12 teachers have a voice within CFT, in the California Legislature, at the State Board of Education, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and other venues where education policy is developed. The Council is a fierce advocate for teachers having the necessary tools to do their jobs and for California students to have access to the highest quality education.


Support staff make our campuses work

The Council of Classified Employees is the division of CFT that advocates for support staff members in classifications such as bus drivers, secretaries and office workers, paraprofessionals and teaching assistants, custodians and maintenance workers, food service workers, and other non-certificated employees working in early childhood centers, schools, and on college campuses throughout California.


Our retirees are a vital force in the union

The power of organized retirees is not to be underestimated and the Council of Retired Members knows that. Every retired member is eligible to remain a member for life, for free, and that membership provides subscriptions to CFT and AFT publications.

The best way for retirees to get involved is through your local union. A number of CFT local unions have retiree chapters; to find out if your local has one, look for a retiree chapter after your local union in our directory, or contact your local officers.