For Union Leaders
Collective bargaining guidance and MOUs


The CFT and AFT are committed to providing union leaders with the information needed during the pandemic to protect our members and the communities they serve. 

Implications for Collective Bargaining

CFT Memorandums of Understanding

The CFT provides advice to local union leaders for when a school, worksite, district, or college is closed because of the coronavirus threat. 

  • The CFT has prepared Memorandum of Understanding templates regarding the coronavirus, school closure, and employee rights.
  • There are separate templates for K-12 and higher education local unions.
  • To obtain these MOU templates, please email CFT Training Director Christopher Arellano

AFT Bulletins & Guidance

The AFT has prepared guidance documents for making information requests and to understand the work of “essential employees.” Find links to these documents below; they are updated as the AFT updates them. 

Collective Bargaining & Information Requests

Essential Workers & Information Requests

California Public Employment Relations Board

The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) is the quasi-judicial administrative agency charged with administering the eight collective bargaining statutes covering employees of the state’s public schools, colleges, and universities.

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