2019
Pride of the Union Awards

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Raoul Teilhet Educate, Agitate, Organize Award

Juan Ramirez, United Teachers Los Angeles

Dedicated Unionist

  • Susan Kitchell, United Educators of San Francisco 
  • Ruben Mancillas, ABC Federation of Teachers
  • Nancy Oliver, Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers   
  • Alex Orozco, United Teachers Los Angeles
  • Tracy Scofield, Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers
  • Erinn VanderMeer, Petaluma Federation of Teachers

Educational Issues      

  • Megan Caluza, United Educators of San Francisco
  • Dan Crowley, Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers
  • Lori Eulberg, ABC Federation of Teachers
  • Christie Darnall, Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers
  • Martha Felix, Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers
  • Georgia Flowers-Lee, United Teachers Los Angeles
  • Melissa Price, Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers
  • Yolanda Tamayo, United Teachers Los Angeles

Emerging Union Leadership

  • Kyna Collins, United Teachers Los Angeles
  • Gabrielle Devilla, Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers
  • Kelley Forsythe, ABC Federation of Teachers
  • Carlos Monroy, United Teachers Los Angeles
  • Todd Siders, Petaluma Federation of Teachers
  • Jenni Taylor, Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers
  • Valerie Yim-Chen, United Educators of San Francisco

Political Involvement

  • Marisela Cerda, Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers
  • David Hind, ABC Federation of Teachers
  • Kelly Kovanis, Petaluma Federation of Teachers
  • Cindy Monzon, United Teachers Los Angeles
  • United Educators of San Francisco     

Union Activism

  • “All In Campaign,” United Teachers Los Angeles
  • Diane Jhun, ABC Federation of Teachers
  • Rosario Lionudakis, Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers
  • Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers


The Pride of the Union Awards were presented at the CFT’s Centennial Convention on March 24, 2019, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.