AFT Monday Message – 5/10/10

Monday Morning Briefings…

1) 81st AFT Convention in Seattle
The 81st Biennial Convention of the American Federation of Teachers will be held at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, from Thursday, July 8, continuing through Sunday, July 11, 2010. All AFT Guild members in good standing are eligible to be nominated as a delegate to the convention. To be nominated, please download and complete the attached form.

2) Majority Vote Budget Ballot Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot!
Many thanks to all of you who helped gather signatures for the Majority Vote Budget Ballot Initiative which will now be appearing on the November ballot! Our local collected more signatures than any other CFT local in the state, and nearly twice as many as the second place finisher! Great work!!!

3) June 8th Election Endorsements
Below are our endorsements for the upcoming election:
Proposition 13-Tax Assessment for Seismic Retrofit YES
Proposition 14-Top Two Primary NO
Proposition 15-California Fair Elections Act YES
Proposition 16-Two-Thirds Approval for Local Public Power NO
Proposition 17-Alter Auto Insurance Company Regulations NEUTRAL

For our Labor Council’s endorsements in other local races click here.

And for the California Labor Federation endorsements in other statewide races click here.

Not a Guild member yet? Joining as a member doesn’t cost you any extra, and gives you access to numerous discounts and free benefits. Click here to join online:

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