Are We Witnessing a ‘General Strike’ in Our Own Time?

Read this insightful article by Nelson Lichtenstein who is a research professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/11/18/are-we-witnessing-general-strike-our-own-time/

Jane McAlevey of the UC Berkeley Labor Center Talks About Recent Labor Strikes & Lessons from the Past to Move Us Forward

Another 7 minute video describing the reasons for the recent strikes, lessons from the past, and what it took and will take to get to a more just society.

https://www.lx.com/social-justice/everything-you-need-to-know-about-striketober/44162/

Greed Kills

7 minute video on how employer greed and abuse of workers is literally deadly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC7LHbXMWko

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In 1948, after WWII in San Francisco, world leaders under the leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt created the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which includes: “Article 24: Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.”  Enjoy your right to rest!  It is critical to restoring and healing ourselves.

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/Language.aspx?LangID=eng

ALERT: HELP AVERT A TEACHERS’ STRIKE IN ROHNERT PARK-COTATI!

Sadly, Twin Hills teachers might have to strike at the beginning of the next school year due to unacceptable wages and healthcare that prevent us from recruiting and retaining the best educators for our students.

This situation comes after you all helped our Forestville elementary and West Sonoma County high school teachers successfully improve their contracts with strikes in 2019.  Since the negotiations of our teachers in Twin Hills will impact all other contract negotiations in Sonoma County, we must all work together to ensure their success.  Therefore, we are asking every educator in Sonoma County to commit to the following solidarity actions in support of the Twin Hills teachers:

Thank you for your solidarity!

Twin Hills Teachers Association

CTA Retired Report

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October Meeting Materials

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Click here to download the Committee reports

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The Budget Committee needs your help building priorities for the 2022-2023 Budget.

 There are two ways for you to participate.
 ›Budget Forum Form
–Open-ended space for General Comments/Questions/Needs
–Fill it out more than once if you think of something new
›Budget Survey
–8 Questions about the budget- It will give you an area of spending and ask if the budget should increase, decrease, or maintain.

Would you like to learn more about your retirement?

Dear CTA Members,

You are invited to the CTA Cordelia Regional Resource Center’s, virtual “RETIREMENT WORKSHOP”, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 4:30PM-6:30PM.

This workshop is designed for all educators, regardless of where you are in your career. Topics to be discussed include:

  • STRS – Overview of The System and How It Works
  • Social Security – Effects on Teachers
  • Current Legislative and Political Issues

REGISTER HERE | FLYER LINK PDF

From CTA/NEA Retired