In a historic CA election, Tony Thurmond defeats Marshall Tuck; a candidate backed by special interest charter school billions. Teachers and Educators across the state went and Got Out the Vote in support of Tony in a frenzy of pre-election texting, calling, and canvassing districts. Read more
Hello Fall Conference Attendees. Unfortunately, CCA has canceled the upcoming conference on Oct 12th-14th. The Operating Engineers Local 39 union members that work at the DoubleTree in San Jose are on strike and we cannot in good conscience stay at a hotel and cross a picket line. We are standing in Solidarity with the OE Local 39
On October 3rd CTA President Eric Heins, and many other educators, rallied at the capital in Sacramento to voice their concerns and warn about the consequences of Proposition 5. “Even though we have had a good strong rebuilding of schools, we are still 44th in per pupil spending compared the rest of the country, and
From West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kentucky to Colorado and Arizona, educators took to the streets last spring to rally for adequate K–12 funding, properly equipped classrooms, better wages, and stronger public schools. And in all sorts of other places, they’re winning victories that serve students, create stronger public schools, and strengthen the education profession.
Visit NEA’s Legislative Action Center to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination. If confirmed, Kavanaugh could play the deciding role on Court decisions that include whether it’s constitutional to divert taxpayers’ money to pay for private schools; whether educators have a voice on the job in advocating for themselves and for their students; and whether all Americans, including children
Our freedom to join together in strong unions to speak up for ourselves, our families and our communities was diminished today with the Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME. Despite this decision, however, we will continue to fight for what’s right for the students and faculty of our community colleges. We have an important mission in CCA. We have advocated strongly for our open-access community college system, for faculty rights,
MERCED COLLEGE FACULTY ASSOCIATION (MCFA) President Patrick Mitchell and Dos Palos Oro Loma Teachers Association (DPOLTA) President Marty Thompson understand the importance of electing quality citizens to local boards of education. Their two unions are linked by geography and by necessity, and they share resources, such as their CTA staff person, Paul Chambers. They discovered
We are a family and a community, both in CCA and in our local chapters, and supporting each other is what we do.” —Eric Kaljumägi, CCA President Our Mission The Community College Association, with CTA and NEA as our partners, advocates for faculty, empowers locals, builds strong and effective coalitions, and fights to preserve quality
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CCA is pleased to offer three distinct and timely statewide conferences each year. In 2014-15, CCA transitioned to a revised schedule that more closely follows membership, bargaining, and legislative calendars. Fall Conference The Fall Conference is always held in early October and highlights membership accomplishments and various aspects of keeping our members engaged in the