State Council Report

February 6, 2012
Here's the latest State Council Report from Matt Johanson.
 

Email List

January 13, 2012
If you aren't receiving emails from CVTA, please ask your site rep to add your home email address to our list. You will receive 2-3 updates each month.
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State Council Report

December 5, 2011
See Matt Johanson's excellent State Council report here.
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CTA Supports Occupy Wall Street

October 19, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street protests have brought the issues of corporate greed and tax fairness into the mainstream discourse. Last week, the Board of Directors of the California Teachers Association voted to endorse the Occupy Wall Street movement. Check out the link below for more information and pictures of teachers at the protests.

http://www.cta.org/Issues-and-Action/School-Funding/Tax-Fairness/Occupy-Wall-Street.aspx
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Updated Members Only Section

October 19, 2011
Ask your union rep for access to the new Members Only Section (listed under Minutes). Here you'll find the agenda and minutes for all union meetings, in addition to an archive of our CVTA newsletter, the president's monthly calendar and reports from State Council and committees.
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CSU East Bay Strike

October 4, 2011
The California Faculty Association has announced an escalation in their campaign to address unpaid raises by the CSU system. A faculty strike will occur Nov. 17 at CSU East Bay and CSU Dominguez Hills. Learn more at their website.
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Tacoma, Wash. Teacher Strike

September 21, 2011
Check out www.WeTeachTacoma.org for the latest updates from our fellow teachers in Washington State.
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Urge Gov. Brown to Veto 'Rectal-Injection' Bill

September 12, 2011

The educator-opposed measure, SB 161, requiring school employees to rectally administer the drug valium to students experiencing epileptic seizures while in classes, has cleared both the Assembly and the Senate. It now goes to the Governor.

It is urgent that you contact Governor Brown immediately to urge him to veto SB 161. Call (916) 445-4341 or email using CTA's Legislative Action Center.

Educators are concerned about the danger to students by having unlicensed school personnel -- inclu...


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A Message From CVTA President, Barbara Siegel

May 18, 2011

When I sit down to compose, I usually focus on beginnings, middles and ends.  Not today.  There have been so many successful outcomes, so many relationships with people that promise long friendships and admittedly, experiences that have made us strong as a union but that I would prefer not to revisit. Being the heavy is sometimes fruitful but never heart warming.  Well, not usually ;-)  So it is the future I am most interested in; yours and mine. 

We have created a CVTA web page:    www.un...


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