Join us online or on social media! These are the campaigns and current events where your voice as an educator or classified employee can make a difference.
Being a union member is the single most effective path to advocating for your profession and those you educate. Becoming a CFT member means that you join 120,000 educators in California who together are advocating for quality education at their workplaces, in their communities, and in the State Capitol.
Be a part of this important work! Please contact us to to learn more about joining our union.
Serving on a union committee is a great way to share your expertise and further your profession. The standing committees of the CFT work on areas of interest to educators, ranging from special education to labor education. If you wish to be involved in union committee work, please contact your local union leaders to be nominated.
The Federation takes positions on legislative bills about educational issues, as well as social, economic and cultural issues that underlie the union’s mission and guiding philosophy for legislation. The CFT Legislative Department prepares and regularly updates the Legislative Report, which contains the status of CFT-sponsored bills and CFT positions on all bills of interest to the Federation.
COPE stands for “Committee on Political Education” and represents the political action arm of the CFT. The purpose of COPE is to engage in political education, to facilitate member-to-member communications about political issues and elections, and to endorse political candidates and make contributions to candidate campaigns. Many local unions also have their own COPE committees.
Get Organized! department newsletter tracks news of organizing project
Through pictures and short articles, Get Organized! provides members with timely information about the work CFT is doing to coordinate operations and provide strategic support to locals – essential to achieve success in our bargaining, and issue campaigns.