CFT Committee Member Solicitation
CFT committees play a crucial role in the development and implementation of CFT policy. Committee members are chosen from all segments of the CFT from pre-school to the University of California. Committee members are appointed for two-year terms after the convention in odd-numbered years.
The committees meet three or four times a year, usually on a Saturday, alternating between northern and southern California. All travel expenses are paid by the CFT.
We need to take advantage of all the skills, knowledge, and abilities that our members possess. Committee participation is also a good way to build activism and sophistication of within the CFT and the labor movement in general.
Below are brief descriptions of the CFT committees with a link to most for more information. I have also listed current Guild members serving on some of these committees.
Please let me know if you have an interest in serving on any of these committees.
Jim Mahler, President
AFT Guild, Local 1931
• Adult Education Committee
Roma Weaver, Arman Demesa
Elena Adams, Marne Foster
- Civil, Human and Women's Rights Committee
Works to ensure and protect the civil and human rights of all CFT members and the students we serve, regardless of color, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or political affiliation.
Tina Solorzano, Christie Allred, Virginia Escalante
- Early Childhood Education Committee
Monitors issues and activities relating to pre-school, Head Start, child care and nursery school programs before state and federal legislative and regulatory committees.
Susheela Narayanan, Berta Harris
Ann Marie Damrau, Beth Bogage, Jane Cranston
- Labor In The Schools Committee
Devises strategies that CFT locals and union members can use to make the study of the labor movement a part of the curricula of California schools and colleges.
- Part-time Faculty Committee
Advances the interests of contingent faculty in higher education, public and private.
- Retirement Committee
Monitors the activities of both the California State Teacher Retirement System (STRS) and the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
- Safe and Non-Violent Schools Committee
Monitors issues relating to school safety at the State Board of Education, the California Department of Education, and other state education agencies.
- Special Education Committee
Keeps the Federation and its members informed regarding special education trends and programs that will impact on school employees and students.