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Union Rights

CFCE Protects Your Rights to Get Involved

As a CFCE member, you have a right to participate in union activity under the contract and the law. The District's management cannot retaliate against you for participating in CFCE activities.The Educational Employment Relations Act (EERA), states that public school employees have the right to “…form, join and participate in the activities…” of the union. It is unlawful for a public school employer to threaten, retaliate, interfere with or coerce classified employees because of their participation in union activities. CFCE can file an unfair labor practice (ULP) with the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) to stop retaliation and make members who suffer retaliation whole.

How to Get Involved in CFCE

  • Seek representational assistance from CFCE

  • Attend union meetings - brown bags, membership meetings, etc.

  • Wear your CFCE shirt or hoodie on Blue Fridays

  • Discuss your union with co-workers (as long as it does not interfere with your assigned duties)

  • Hand out union literature to co-workers 

  • Take release time to participate in union activities

  • Serve on a CFCE committee

  • Run for union office or serve on the CFCE Executive Council

If you believe that you are facing retaliation for getting involved in union activities, contact your Campus Representative and CFCE will protect you and your rights.

The CFCE contract cover page
Historical Voices
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
    - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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