Acronyms & Labor Partners


Acronyms make up a large portion of our written language and sometimes they can be downright confusing.  Our members may encounter a large number of  acronyms relating to jobs, benefits, laws, and CCA information, on a daily basis.  For a complete list of our acronyms please click here.

History of the NEA

Since its beginning, the National Education Association has been ahead of its time, crusading for the rights of all educators and children. You can learn more about NEA’s rich history and how it honors the legacy and impact of public education and educators in America through their Resource Library or by visiting their About page on their website. NEA also has a labor resources section to inspire you to take action.

AFL-CIO History

From the earliest days, our nation’s working people have recognized that joining together is the most effective means of improving their lives on and off the job. Learn more about what labor unions have done and continue to do for this country.

What is the California Labor Federation?

The California Labor Federation is dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of working people and their families for the betterment of California’s communities. Learn more about the California Labor Federation and how your chapter can build a relationship locally.


Local Chapters Solidify Union Alliances

Spurred by the successes of working in coalition with other labor unions, several local CCA chapters have further strengthened their relationships by joining their local Central Labor Councils.


The Folks who Brought You the Weekend

You’ve seen the bumper sticker, but the Labor Movement has done more than given us the weekend. The Labor Movement has played an historical role in advancing the middle class and continues to do so. The benefits that many of us now consider commonplace did not come out of nowhere. They are the result of unions advocating on behalf of workers. How has the Labor Movement benefited us? Let us count the ways...

Welcome to the Laborhood!

CTA and CCA have joined a coalition of labor unions through the Alliance for a Better California to launch The Laborhood, a place where union and non-union workers can share stories, learn about the challenges that we face every day – and how we can make change for the better. We are inspired every day by what workers are able to accomplish through collective bargaining and having a voice on the job. We want all workers to be treated fairly and with all the rights that every worker is entitled to. The Laborhood is a way to communicate that change is possible!  So please visit The Laborhood and Download the LaborHood app for your iphone or android!

We Must Strengthen Labor Unions!

Strong unions mean a stronger middle class and a stronger Middle Class. Watch this video by political economist Robert Reich to find out how to do it.