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October 09

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OCT. 2009 OCT. 2009 CONTENTS 8 Our union FEATURES 10 Educators are getting involved with CTA & union work 10 Timeline: CTA from 1863 to the present 13 What does CTA mean to you? 14 Building partnerships helps reform efforts 16 Harvard labor leader: Teachers unions help public good 18 Labor solidarity agreement brings chapter gains 19 Supporting human rights is a proud CTA tradition 19 Politics? Of course 20 Unjustly accused or harassed? CTA has your back 21 Teaching unionism: “What is a labor union?” 22 CTA State Council of Education: Democracy in action 24 Collective bargaining: The right to a good contract MAKING A DIFFERENCE 26 The family that organizes together... Three generations of union involvement 28 Human Rights Awards nominations for 2010 TAKING A STAND 29 Fremont members hold town hall meeting 30 Richmond educators protest cuts to health care, overcrowded classrooms 31 Antioch educators organize, superintendent resigns ACTION 32 Governor vetoes bill to protect QEIA funding 33 Race to the Top update 36 CTA-sponsored and co-sponsored legislation for 2009-10 38 Making history: CTA publications through the years CTA Timeline inside 1863 to the present California Teachers Association October 2009 Volume 14 Issue 2 OUR Main Collage.indd 1 1-Cov-Oct.09-for page 3 1 On the cover: CTA members from across the state. Story on page 8. IT ALL BEGINS ON PAGE 8 UNION The People. The Progress. The Promise. 10/8/09 6:22:50 10/13/09 3:10:02 PM

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