AFT Monday Message – 2/08/10

1) The 68th Annual Convention of the California Federation of Teachers will be held at the Wilshire Grand Los Angeles commencing Friday, March 19th, 2010 at 10:00 AM and continuing through Sunday, March 21st, 2010 until 1:00 PM.

All AFT Guild members in good standing are eligible to be nominated as a delegate to the convention. To be nominated, you will need to solicit the signatures of ten (10) other AFT Guild members in good standing. A nominating petition is attached. It must be completed and mailed or faxed (619-640-1154) to the AFT Guild office and received no later than 4:00pm, Thursday, March 4th, 2010.

For more information regarding the CFT Convention, visit

2) March 4th Day of Action/March 5th “March for California’s Future” Kickoff Endorsed at last week’s Union Meeting.
At last week’s Union Meeting members voted to support a “teach-out” at each site in support of the student led March 4th day of action. Also, about 30 members signed up to travel to Los Angeles and Bakersfield on March 5th for the kick-off of the CFT-led “March for California’s Future.”

AFT Guild Local 1931 Political Action VP Jim Miller will be one of the marchers trekking the entire 400 mile distance from Bakersfield to Sacramento over the course of about six weeks, ending with a major rally at the Capitol. The purpose of the march is to convey three main ideas to the media and the public:

  • Restore the promise of public education;
  • Rebuild a government and economy that works for all Californians;

  • Enact a fair tax system to fund California’s future.

Stay tuned for more details on how you can participate in these events.

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Have a Great Week-It’s Always Your Choice!