As a California education employee you have certain rights guaranteed by law with respect to your employment. CTA works tirelessly in a variety of ways to preserve and enhance your employment rights and to protect you against certain acts of discrimination.
CTA is able to advocate for and protect you thanks to your membership dues and the fee (Fair Share) paid by non-members who benefit from contracts bargained by CTA local chapters on behalf of all educators.
At a time when big corporations and the wealthy few are rewriting the rules in their favor, lawsuits are being lodged against unions by those very entities, in an attempt to strip away our rights and silence our collective voice.
Misguided lawsuit - Vergara v. State of California - would have hurt students and attacked teachers' rights.
LATEST: ON AUGUST 22, CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT REJECTED MERITLESS VERGARA LAWSUIT APPEAL!
Attack on Fair Share - Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association - sought to undermine union members' ability to have a collective voice.
LATEST: LABOR UNIONS VICTORIOUS! ON JUNE 28, THE U.S. SUPREME COURT DENIED PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST TO REHEAR THE CASE, WHICH WAS AFFIRMED IN FAVOR OF CTA BY A TIE VOTE IN THE LOWER COURT ON MARCH 29.