California Educator

August/September 2020

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CTA's Recommendation Process Starts With YOU 1. CTA interview teams, comprising local leaders and members, interview candidates and evaluate them on various criteria, including their positions on education issues, their history of support for public education, and viability. 2. After the interviews, teams make their recommendations to state leaders. The CTA Board of Directors considers the recommendations and may approve them or make substitute recommendations. 3. The Board's recommendations are debated by CTA State Council of Education, CTA's highest decision-making body. State Council's 700 delegates vote on the recommendations. 4. Candidates who receive at least 60 percent of State Council's votes are recommended and supported by CTA. Uber, Lyft and Doordash wrote Prop. 22 and paid to put it on the ballot for one reason: to boost their profits by continuing to unfairly deny their drivers wages, sick leave, workers' compensation and unemployment. It would allow these and similar companies to circumvent the law requiring them to treat their workers as employees rather than contractors. Proponents say Prop. 22 is about your safety, but it actually weakens safety measures for riders and drivers. If companies truly wanted to help their drivers and the public, they 'd be making sure workers have protective gloves, masks and equipment right now. Uber and Lyft also wrote in legal exemptions that eliminate required sexual harassment trainings and take away the right of drivers to file a sexual harassment claim. Learn more at Prop. 25 will replace a money bail system that unfairly grants freedom only to those who can afford it, including dangerous offenders, with a system that prioritizes public safety and justice. Supporting Prop. 25 means replacing a system that criminalizes pov- erty and race with an unbiased assessment of each person's individual risk to public safety. The money bail system hits taxpayers where it hurts, wasting $5 million dollars every single day just to keep nearly 50,000 people accused of low-level crimes locked up — simply because they can't afford to post bail. Learn more at NO ON PROP. 22: Slam the Brakes YES ON PROP. 25: Make California's Criminal Justice System Fairer and More Equal for All Step One Local leaders interview and consider candidates Step two Local leaders make recommendations to state leaders Step three State Council votes on recommendations Step four CTA supports and recommends candidates to local members and the public. 44 Advocacy

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