College Professor Julius Thomas is part of CTA's Strategic Long Term Planning group. The California Teachers Association has embarked upon a strategic planning process, at the direction of its State Council of Education, and under the guidance of the Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) at the University of Oregon. This strategic planning process—entitled "Your Voice. Our Union. Our Future."—is about the future of CTA. The goal: Make sure CTA is positioned in the best possible way to help all students and educators succeed.