Union Representation
You have a strong union to call on in the workplace


As a member of an AFT/CFT local union, you have a reliable union to call on when you’re having trouble in the workplace and good collective bargaining contracts backed up by strong union representation.

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Professional CFT field representatives may assist your local union in negotiating your contract and in processing grievances resulting from violations of your contract.

Contract Violations and Other Problems

  • If you have a problem on the job or you see a violation of your union contract, contact your site representative or local grievance officer.

Legal Problems

How Collective Bargaining Contracts are Enforced

In some cases, CFT and your local union may work with these government agencies established to help enforce collective bargaining laws in the public and private sectors.

  • California Public Employment Relations Board 
    The governmental agency charged with administering and enforcing state collective bargaining statutes covering employees of California’s public schools, colleges, and universities, as well as other groups of public employees.
  • National Labor Relations Board 
    The federal agency that oversees collective bargaining laws in the private sector.

Here are additional sources of information about collective bargaining.