“CFT: A Union of Educators and Classified Professionals” branding
March 23, 2019

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Whereas, the CFT Convention in 2016 passed Resolution 30 “Promote and support Classified School Employee Week” which stated, “that the CFT create a task force to look into a name change for the California Federation of Teachers”; and

Whereas, several meetings were held with members from the various constituency groups to discuss all of the possibilities of a name change; and

Whereas, because of our name, the CFT is known as a teachers’ union; and

Whereas, as a union we are proud of CFT classified members; and

Whereas, we are equally proud that we represent a broad spectrum of educational workers; and

Whereas, a name tells the public who we are; and

Whereas, CFT classified members have long wanted a name that reflects their membership in the union; and

Whereas, at this convention we are celebrating the 100th year of the CFT;

Therefore, be it resolved, that the CFT be known, henceforth, as the “CFT: A Union of Educators and Classified Professionals”; and

Be it further resolved, that, in addition to this change, there be an internal campaign that reaffirms the value of all our members, particularly our classified members.
 

  • Passed as Resolution 1 by CFT Convention, March 23, 2019
  • Submitted by the Executive Council