Budgetarily, it’s been a tough year for winning greater gains for
part-timers in Sacramento, but with regard to legislation which
CFT succeeded in getting to the governor’s desk, and for
legislation already in the wings for next year, part-timers are
on the edge of good things.
Okay, educators, here’s a pop quiz: Micronesia, Nauru, Palau,
Papua New Guinea, Surinam, Tonga, and the United States. What do
these countries have in common? The answer is that not one of
these has a national paid maternity leave law. Every other nation
in the world — 180 of them — has one.
Each year our members recommend legislation
that will address important issues to educators and the students
we serve. Based upon these recommendations and Executive Council
approval, the CFT is sponsoring four new bills, an audit and two
budget proposals aimed at improving our working conditions, and
strengthening the labor movement and public education.