All-Union News

AFT Local 1481 is proud of the affordable district-built apartments that welcome new and veteran employees, helping to stem the loss of teachers and staff due to the region's high cost of housing. District schools are only 15 minutes away and humanities teacher Robbie Rock enjoys bicycling to campus.

California has an important role to play in protecting progressive incumbents and working to flip U.S. House seats.

Back-to-School tour and opinion poll provide strong foundation for strategic planning

PreK-12 Schools

Weathering a pandemic in understaffed schools took a toll on the mental health of students and educators. "We need fully staffed and fully funded schools" says social worker Yajaira Cuapio. "There's only so much disrespect we can take."


About 40% of tenants in Daly City's new district housing are classified employees, giving staff the ability to afford housing in the community they know and love. "I feel like I belong here," said Alex Daria, a special education instructional aide.

Register now to attend our annual Classified Conference! This year we will convene in Los Angeles.

Community College

San Diego student Joshua McCann much prefers going to campus for his classes, and says connections on Zoom or Canvas can't compare to being with a person in real life. "In person, you make friends for life and real, lasting relationships."


UC-AFT President Mia McIver reflects on the past five years: "I could never have foreseen how our union of UC lecturers and librarians would organize, build power, win contracts, and accomplish gains that far exceeded my hopes and expectations."


Teachers often count on a certain amount of income at retirement, but many are shocked to find out they won't get it. Social Security penalties are the reason and NOW is the time to change it in the U.S. Congress. Here's how you can help!


Quick Takes

Find CFT's recommendations for the seven propositions on November 8.

Here are the resources you need to break free of student debt.

Find our curated resource collection for educators and families.

Continuing college student awards. High school seniors can apply now!



In Case You Missed It

  • Citing cost, the governor vetoed the CFT-sponsored bill that would have increased the workload cap for community college part-time faculty.
  • What educators need to know about monkeypox.

Jeffery M. Freitas, President

Luukia Smith, Secretary Treasurer

L. Lacy Barnes, Senior Vice President

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CFT United, Sept-Oct 2022 | Volume 76, Number 1

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