As a member of the CFT, you are part of a vital and active organization committed to upholding educational standards for our students and ensuring the best possible workplace for you. The power of the union stems from collective action. That begins with you, but you don’t stand alone. The CFT stands with you.
Through this benefit of membership, the CFT has helped hundreds of students reach their higher education goals by awarding them Raoul Teilhet Scholarships.
The CFT offers scholarships to high school seniors and continuing college students who are children or dependents of CFT members in good standing. Students enrolled in four-year courses of study are eligible for $3000 scholarships; those enrolled in two-year courses of study are eligible for $1000.
The CFT offers a wide range of training opportunities to help members and leaders build strong local unions. Our schedule offers webinars and in-person trainings. Course descriptions for both may be found further down on this page. In-person trainings are indicated with an asterisk (*)
You may register your attendance for a training by clicking on its name below. You may also register for trainings directly from our Calendar.
If you need a union flyer or resource quickly, this is the place for you! Here you will find shortcuts to dozens of flyers, pamphlets and booklets that are posted throughout the CFT website. We’ve also included links to our online toolkits, which contain even more resources.
About COVID-19 resources: Please find all resources related to the coronavirus in our COVID-19 Toolkit. The abundant resources will not be duplicated here.
The Labor and Climate Justice Education Committee has produced curricula for students at all levels of education, from preschool coloring books to college and university readings, to union-based new member orientation programs. Here you will find some of our most popular and enduring lessons and materials. You may download pdfs for free and purchase print copies or dvds for a minimal fee.
Know the essential workplace rights you have as an education worker in California – ranging from your right to union representation to your right to unemployment and disability insurance.
You will also find our guide to unemployment benefits for part-time faculty in the community colleges, and state regulations for pesticide drift near schools fought for and won by CFT and its locals.
Americans are eager to support workers, but more than 80 percent say they don’t know which products are union-made. Finding union products can be difficult because few are labeled as such. And now that you can find anything online, it takes extra effort to support fellow workers by buying union-made items.