Labor in the Schools CFT

Labor in the Schools CFT The CFT Labor in the Schools Committee is available to assist teachers in all aspects of teaching yo
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CFT Labor In The Schools Committee helps teachers reach students with information about the history and current place of the labor movement in American democracy. Committee members are classroom teachers, faculty from community college and university labor studies programs, and classified employees. The committee meets several times a year to plan, develop and evaluate various programs. These incl

ude development of lesson plans on labor across all subject matter areas and grade levels; periodically updating a clearinghouse of K-12 curricular materials and labor education activities; workshops for teachers and unionists to give them access to these materials and tips on teaching about labor; tracking public education policy relating to teaching about labor; and overseeing work on two long-term projects: Golden Lands, Working Hands, and the Collective Bargaining Education Project.

Check out Labor in Schools committee members in action: Jim Miller's interview with Fred Glass on Fred's new history of ...
09/19/2016

Check out Labor in Schools committee members in action: Jim Miller's interview with Fred Glass on Fred's new history of California labor!

The difference between the way history is usually taught and portrayed, and the way that labor history does it in California, is profound.

07/22/2016

Meet women from all over the world! This is one of the few spaces for women to connect with each other around workers’ issues at a national and global scale. Participants will be in attendance from the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Honduras, among other countries.

Great fellowship opportunity!
07/14/2016

Great fellowship opportunity!

The Health Ambassador Fellowship, an initiative of the UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center, is a nine-month long initiative that will train and develop immigrant leaders as health advocates for undocumented Californians in regions considered “health deserts” within California.

05/01/2016

Please tell any interested college students:

AFT Labor and Politics Internship: we will be running a large political internship program for students interested in learning about labor and working on the fall campaigns.

All interns will be expected to: 1) Enroll in a Labor Studies course at City College for the Fall semester on Tuesday evening from 6:55 to 10:00; 2) Come to a weekly intern meeting on Monday afternoons; 3) Be available for 4 hours of work from 4-8 on one of the following days: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday OR do walks on Saturday Mornings.

Students should have dependable transportation and be excited to do political work for AFT! Experience is an asset but not required if the student is responsible and good with people.

The pay is $15 dollars an hour and the class expenses will be covered upon successful completion of the labor studies course.

AFT Organizing internship: We will also be running a smaller internship for students interesting in learning about labor and doing internal organizing for the AFT.

All interns will be expected to: 1) Enroll in a Labor Studies course at City College for the Fall semester on Tuesday evening from 6:55 to 10:00; 2) Come to a weekly intern meeting on Monday afternoons; 3) Have a flexible schedule to do 4 hours of organizing on the City, Mesa, Miramar, Grossmont, and Cuyamaca College campuses along with other site locations.

Students should have dependable transportation and be excited to do organizing work for AFT! Experience is an asset but not required if the student is responsible and good with people.

The pay is $15 dollars an hour and the class expenses will be covered upon successful completion of the Labor Studies course.

Please send a brief email introduction and request for an interview to Jim Miller at [email protected] by Monday, May 9th.

Come learn about organizing for social justice! This is a fantastic, PAID fellowship during the summer for San Diego's c...
02/11/2016

Come learn about organizing for social justice! This is a fantastic, PAID fellowship during the summer for San Diego's college students (both community and 4-year) who are interested in doing work in the area. The application is due by the end of February. Look at it ASAP since you'll need a letter of recommendation. smile emoticon SHARE WIDELY!!

The Students for Economic Justice (SEJ) summer fellowship is an intensive 6-week program that will give committed student activists organizing experience in a current campaign for economic justice. College students will receive organizing skills training and will be engaged in educational discussion…

Labor in Schools Committee working HARD on a very exciting new pilot project!
01/23/2016

Labor in Schools Committee working HARD on a very exciting new pilot project!

10/22/2015

Kids in America's schools are eating more local food, although it makes up only a small part of the average meal. Advocates say local food doesn't have to cost more, but buying it does take more time.

Check out our newest publication!
09/26/2015

Check out our newest publication!

Labor in the Schools Committee!
09/26/2015

Labor in the Schools Committee!

05/06/2015

As the statewide affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, the CFT represents faculty and other school employees in public and private schools and colleges, from early childhood through higher education.

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