Watch the final installment in CFT’s four part series,
celebrating our 100 year anniversary! From Proposition 30 to the
historic UTLA strike, the CFT fights for the future of public
education in California.
Watch part three of CFT’s four part series, celebrating our 100
year anniversary! From Prop. 13 to Arnold Schwarzenegger, CFT
defends our schools and our rights.
Watch part two of CFT’s four part series, celebrating our 100
Watch part one of CFT’s four part series, celebrating our 100
Governors Gavin Newsom and Jerry Brown send birthday wishes.
Brown talks about signing the collective bargaining bill for
teachers and classified employees in 1975.
Elected officials and other state dignitaries wish CFT Happy
California elected officials and other dignitaries offer the CFT
their centennial greetings!
CFT President Elect Jeff Freitas speaks at the Capitol about
the need to fix our broken charter school laws by passing AB
1505, 1506, and 1507, and SB 756.
Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, Chair of the Higher
Education Committee, recognized the University Council-AFT on the
Assembly Floor during UC-AFT’s first group lobby day.
Convention delegates overwhelmingly elected Jeff Freitas as CFT
president and Luukia Smith as Secretary Treasurer.
Arlene Inouye, secretary of United Teachers Los Angeles, was
honored with the Women in Education Award at CFT
Convention delegates heard this powerful performance that went
viral on social media during the five-day Los Angeles teacher
strike in January.
President Pechthalt presents his final SOTU before delegates to
CFT Convention 2019, also the CFT’s 100th Anniversary year.
Duke Professor Nancy McClean, author of Democracy in
Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for
America, was a guest speaker at CFT Convention.
Guest Speaker Bill Fletcher speaks to delegates during the
Convention honoring the CFT’s 100th Anniversary.
Former Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg welcomes Convention
delegates to Los Angeles. Goldberg was the leading candidate for
a pivotal seat on the L.A. Unified School Board.
When we organize, we win! See how CFT local unions are building
membership and strong locals in advance of the Janus v.
AFSCME Supreme Court ruling.
The union-endorsed candidate for State Superintendent of Public
Instruction inspires delegates at the CFT Convention.
The Dean of UC Berkeley Law speaks to Convention delegates
about the anti-union case before the U.S. Supreme
President Pechthalt lays it on the line in his SOTU address
to Convention delegates.