The Antelope Valley Federation awarded six
scholarships at a May 18 event sponsored by the college
High school seniors Star Collins and Amanda Martinez each
received $500 from the Karen Curtis Scholarship, which the AFT
Local 4683 created to honor one of the union’s driving forces,
CFT Field Representative Karen Curtis.
638 dependents awarded $1.76 million
In the mid 1990s, leaders of the Greater Santa Cruz Federation of
Teachers decided the CFT, a union of educators, should offer the
children of its members scholarships to achieve their higher
Monica Marlatt, a career development
specialist for Santa Cruz city schools, has good cause to
appreciate her membership in AFT Local 6084, the Santa Cruz
Council of Classified Employees.
Marlatt’s daughter, Madeline, is studying nursing at Gonzaga
University in Spokane, Washington. Books and nursing fees alone
totaled $900 last semester, but help is on the way. This summer
the CFT awarded Madeline, and eight more continuing college
students, a Raoul Teilhet Scholarship for $3,000.
This new 40-page
booklet provides a comprehensive analysis of the
California Education Code as it relates to classified employees.
It includes topics such as hours of employment, vacation and
leaves, refusal to perform unsafe work, layoff and reemployment,
collective bargaining rights and much more.The booklet also
covers the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and contains the