Why Become a Member of the CCFF?
There are two reasons you should join the CCFF: for your own benefit and for the benefit of others.
As a member of our union, you enjoy rights and privileges that non-members don’t. Only CCFF members can:
- vote for union leadership;
- vote to ratify a contract between the faculty and the district;
- run for office in the union;
- become voting delegates to state and national conventions to participate in crafting legislation to promote education;
- serve on CFT committees that help shape community college legislation;
- be eligible for extended CFT and AFT funds to help cover costs of a legal representation during advanced stage grievances; and
- receive $1 million of professional liability coverage.
In order to finance our union, all faculty members have money deducted from their paychecks each pay period. It costs about the same to be a union member as it does a non-member. However, you need to affirm your membership. To join, you need to fill out, sign, and submit a hard copy of the membership form; otherwise, you remain an “agency fee” payer and not a member of the union.
In a Washington Post article from some years ago, columnist David Broder noted that unions have been “at the forefront of battles for aid to education, civil rights, housing programs and a host of other social causes important to the whole community.” In the sociopolitical climate of today and your position as a community college professor, working on behalf of education is a good place for you to be.
The CCFF is a Union of Professionals – highly educated, talented, and dedicated to the development of our students and ourselves – and we are your union. Our strength is in our numbers, so we invite you to join and support our efforts at the bargaining table to improve our campus working conditions and the efforts at the state and national levels, where our parent unions the AFT and CFT promote and defend faculty rights and public education. Please join us.
To obtain a CCFF Membership Form, you can either download the form from our website, or e-mail our membership chair, Stephanie Rosenblatt (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will place a form in your faculty box. Please submit the completed form to the CCFF mail slot in the central mailroom.
 Broder, David. “The Price of Labor’s Decline.” Washington Post. 9 Sept. 2004: A27. Print.
We invite you to become a CCFF Member Today!
Print our Membership Form – fill it out & place in the CCFF campus mail slot!
Questions? contact the CCFF: (562) 467-5295
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